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  • Original Paint v. Repaint

    Don't know if this has already been posted, if so, please forgive me...

    Just curious how many are still rocking OG paint v. those that have had it redone.
    44
    I'm OG!
    43.18%
    19
    I've had a makeover
    56.82%
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    2001 530i
    1988 M3
    1973 2002

  • #2
    Originally posted by 300whpGTI View Post
    Don't know if this has already been posted, if so, please forgive me...
    http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...ght=paint+poll
    Last edited by Dominic; 09-20-2008, 02:24 AM.
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    • #3
      bah, mine is a little different. :ha:
      2001 530i
      1988 M3
      1973 2002

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      • #4
        I have original pain at the moment but doing a complete respray next year. Wont appease the purists, but then again, have a look at the motor.

        Lambo Orange anyone.......

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        • #5
          After 20 years of hard wear and tear by owners who didn't care, the original paint is gone. Paint has come a long way over the last 20 years and a good respray will outlast any original paint if it's done correctly. I have to completely strip mine to bare metal due to the poor quaility of the stock paint. But, the respray will be done right with expoxy primer sealer, two coats of base, and two coats of clear. The only issue I have with resprays is if the base isn't prepared correctly. It won't last.
          Several E30 M3's.

          More than I need but not as many as I want....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by OZM3 View Post
            I have original pain at the moment but doing a complete respray next year. Wont appease the purists, but then again, have a look at the motor.

            Lambo Orange anyone.......
            Actually, that's a Ford Focus RS orange.
            -AJ

            -'88 Henna Red-

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            • #7
              Claudia just got her make-over:jakeroutine:almost there..........

              Last edited by PostmasterNY; 10-24-2008, 05:26 PM.
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              • #8
                As long its done right repaint can look a lot better than original.

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                • #9
                  You can see the heavy coat of Cosmoline we did for Postmaster
                  Feel free to ask me any questions you have! Please email [email protected]
                  1.215.462.4666
                  VAC Motorsports :mario:
                  (I don't check PMs often, please email)

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                  • #10
                    Unless its a bubble car in pristine condition, I prefer a good respray over a dull, faded, lifeless OG paintjob. I'm sure a properly resprayed car will fetch more than original paint if faded, chipped, dull etc etc. JMHO
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                    Click here to see the evolution of my E30 M3 Recent Pics My E30 M3 is sold but not forgotten:cry:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                      You can see the heavy coat of Cosmoline we did for Postmaster
                      Go ahead VAC.......taking care of there customers.
                      That's right Steve! REPRESENT!
                      JAMES
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                      • #12
                        you name your car Claudia ????

                        Originally posted by PostmasterNY View Post
                        Claudia just got her make-over:jakeroutine:almost there..........
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                        • #13
                          Claudia = Female + German Name
                          yeah i know........that totally ROCKS!
                          Last edited by PostmasterNY; 09-25-2008, 10:09 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PostmasterNY View Post
                            Claudia = Female + German Name
                            yeah i know........that totally ROCKS!
                            thats a good one....there is this hot chick that works at my office named Claudia. Another German name for thought OLGA.

                            original paint vs. respray doesnt matter as far as its the original color, but thats just my opinion. I have seen lots of E30 M3 that have been resprayed a non stock color or a stock color from a different year and they look great, but I couldnt do it.

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                            • #15
                              The zinno has been redone and the d-schwarz has not, although it's getting to be time. Toying with the idea of Macao when the time comes, color tag and all :-)

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