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Old 08-26-2006, 08:00 PM   #16
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:28 AM   #17
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wow its a hard call, but i think i'm leaning to the steel gray, do you know if the paint is the type that does not need a clear top coat (the name has just sliped my mined) or its it painted with a clear top coat after, cus that e36 in the steel gray looks very shiney. thanks guys
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #18
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Here's another steel grey; bit brighter than my first pic:

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Old 08-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #19
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thanks "daddy"^ for all your help! i'm still wondering about clear coats
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:56 PM   #20
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Sorry, can't help you there. I thought all new paints need a clearcoat finish on top of the paint.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:02 PM   #21
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no i lot of new paint dont need, a clear coat, i was wondering if bmw did it eneyway on the e46 steel gray
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:23 PM   #22
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you're thinking if its metallic or not. (it is metallic) all e46 paint is two stage (base + clear)
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ok cool thanks for the info, i think i'm going to go for the steel gray, and of corse clear coat it should look killer
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:20 PM   #24
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where are you doing your paint?
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #25
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dont know yet, but i will be as soon as the snow leaves in spring.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:43 AM   #26
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do it during winter..they tend to be less busy and a bit cheaper..and they could take more time on your car to do a better job!
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:04 PM   #27
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i'm parking the car untill theres not snow tho, cus i'm doing lots of work inside it so i dont know if i'll have it together by like febuary, i'm busy with work too. but i'll try, you make a good point
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