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      05-21-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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laguna seca blue?

what do you guys think about doing an aftermarket paint job of laguna seca blue on an e90 m3?


like this one

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188298
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=501363
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=324847
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      05-21-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Keep the original paint.
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      05-21-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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      05-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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      05-21-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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      05-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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i think it is a color that works far better on the e46. i was trying to find one but couldnt and settled for a color i didnt really want to get my build started.
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      05-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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Atlantic blue!
you're on a roll today with this Atlantic Blue thing...you thinking about wrapping your car with this color?

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      05-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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i think it is a color that works far better on the e46. i was trying to find one but couldnt and settled for a color i didnt really want to get my build started.
well, if you found a LSB, I would have just made fun of you and your smurf-mobile.

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      05-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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well, if you found a LSB, I would have just made fun of you and your smurf-mobile.

thats cool wouldnt care. my first choice was alpine white actually. fine with what i got though also.
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      05-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #10
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you're on a roll today with this Atlantic Blue thing...you thinking about wrapping your car with this color?
I was thinking about Atlantic Blue non-metallic.
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      05-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #11
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Love the color but not so much in the E90.
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      05-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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what about painting another individual m3 color
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      05-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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Keep the original color. I doubt you were planning on ripping the car apart to make sure all the area's originally painted get repainted. Also, that kills a cars value even if you don't intend on selling this lifetime.
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      05-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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yea ill probably just go with a wrap
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i think it is a color that works far better on the e46. i was trying to find one but couldnt and settled for a color i didnt really want to get my build started.
LSB cars pull a premium over other paint colors apparently. I was looking for one briefly as well.

I'd go with Santorini or Atlantic though.
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      05-21-2013, 03:07 PM   #16
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i think it is a color that works far better on the e46. i was trying to find one but couldnt and settled for a color i didnt really want to get my build started.
I agree. E46 had that mid molding that broke up the look.
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      05-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #17
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Don't do it.
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Don't repaint. I actually bought a 2011 AW E92 M3 over a year ago with the intention of repainting it an Individual color. After a while of looking at the car and thinking about it, the thought of opening the doors/hood and seeing a nasty two tone combo or even the smallest over spray made me feel like I would be disgracing a beautiful work of art. I made the decision to sell the Alpine and just do it the right way through BMW. Keep your color
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      05-22-2013, 01:23 AM   #19
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It would cost a fortune. To do it right they would have to essentially take the car apart. A local NBA player decided to change the color of his 7 series and the shop told me it cost him nearly 30k to do it. You would probably be better off waiting for the new M3/M4 and ordering it as a special color which would cost less than 5 k
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i think it is a color that works far better on the e46.
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IMO it doesn't look good, and blue is my fav. color.
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      05-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #22
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It is fantastic on the coupe in person. Brings a smile to my face every time I wash it. But I've seen a couple 4 door BMWs painted the color, albeit aftermarket, that just don't work. The carbon roof is a nice contrast with the coupe as well.
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