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      07-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Blasphemy: Considering painting the roof.

I'm considering painting the roof of an e92 M3 when it gets here (oct ?). I'm trying to find out if the e90 M3 sedan metal roof is the same conformation/size as the e92 M3 carbon fiber.
Plan would be remove the carbon fiber. Replace with painted metal roof. Replace cf when selling. I like the look of a no moonroof, painted roof.
6 series here for example only. Thoughts ?
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      07-04-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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Just get a e90 without a sunroof. Save yourself alot of time and headache....
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      07-04-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
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Why???

I agree, just buy the sedan (saloon) w/out the sunroof.
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      07-04-2008, 01:11 AM   #4
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Those are some nice cars
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      07-04-2008, 03:03 AM   #5
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Roof

Already ordered the coupe. Will probably paint the cf roof if the metal one from the e90 doesn't fit. I like the idea of the carbon fiber (light and strong), just not the appearance. I'm on the older end of the bi-modal age distribution, so that's probably explains it.
Now if the entire car were carbon fiber, that would be tempting.
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I'm 43 and I love the CF look. I think it will grow on you. I recommend giving it some time before you have the roof painted, I think you'll like it.

Maybe you don't care, but I would think painting the roof will kill your resale value.
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I know how you feel. I hate the current CF craze, and was very, very close to getting the Steel Roof w/ sunroof, but everyone I talked to at BMW said the CF looks great in person. Having got the car now it has grown on me. It is color dependent though. If you ordered the red I would ask about steel roof w/o sunroof. It actually looks good on all the other colors though, even Interlagos Blue.
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I'm considering painting the roof of an e92 M3 when it gets here (oct ?). I'm trying to find out if the e90 M3 sedan metal roof is the same conformation/size as the e92 M3 carbon fiber.
Plan would be remove the carbon fiber. Replace with painted metal roof. Replace cf when selling.
You can't just pop roofs on and off. The metal one is welded and the CF one is adhesively bonded. Just paint it, or if you are getting black or white, you could skin the whole thing like they do race cars (adhesive film) and remove it later.
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      07-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #10
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Thanks

GregW, That helps. I thought I could just remove and replace. I'll stick with stock and it looks like SSII unless new colors available next MY.
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2009 will have Le Mans blue replacing Sparkling Graphite. And Space Grey will be available for e90s. Both M and non M versions.
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just paint the cf
I agree just pain the carbon fiber.

It is a little bit of a gimmick anyways.

The real weight savings is not have the moonroof.
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      07-06-2008, 11:52 PM   #13
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If you want, paint over the CF, and when you sell you can have the paint sanded off and re-clear coated.

Or have a bodyshop spray some layers of clear on the carbon fiber, then paint body color over that, so that when you sand the paint off down the road, you'll have enough layers of clear to protect the carbon fiber.
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