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      05-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #45
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That's what I'll be doing! Still an OEM bumper, costs less, and no need to sell an extra bumper.
Yep, with a quality shop you'll never know that its not a true Euro Bumper. Only way I'd go all out with the Euro is if you want the front PDC but personally I don't see any need for that....
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      05-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #46
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Agreed, the body shop I use is top notch. You saw my car in my other thread. They shaved my trunk, added metal backing, filled hole and resprayed the trunk to match a 5 year old paint job at the time. 4 years later, still looks great. I'll have the E92 bumper done at the same time I have them paint my challenge trunk. The money saved allows for other mods
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      05-24-2012, 01:42 AM   #47
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from my understanding there is no "original paint'' but paint codes that match. I'm told bmw doesn't sell premixed paint in quantities
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      05-24-2012, 01:50 AM   #48
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so after speaking with IND and a few other shops it looks like BMW does not offer pre painted items any longer. Seeing on how the damage was quite minor i've decided to go with a local body shop called autobuggati they are the official paint shop of ferrari and austin m. in eastern canada. They are also the exclusive saleen and panos dealers of eastern canada so i trust there work. The shop manager explained that the damage was extremely minor and no putty would be needed. Also they will only be painting that spot of the scratch on the bumper and clear the rest so in part it will be original paint.

As for IND all i can say is thumbs up to their excellent customers service! I spoke with Andrew and he was able to answer any and all questions i had on the euro bumpers, and with which i ordered a euro front bumper. Can wait to receive and install will post pics as soon as its done! Thanks again
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      05-24-2012, 01:53 AM   #49
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Ps I forgot to mention i had auto bugatti remove the rear bumper from the car and i had it flat bedded back home! Now thats anal! Will return when it's had time to cure in the paint booth!
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