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      08-06-2010, 06:51 AM   #78
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Drives: LSB E92 M3
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Originally Posted by cheesy9 View Post
Honest question here: why not do a custom paint job after taking delivery rather than paying the $5k+? Cheaper / warranty / better resale value?
If you want to get a paint job that comes close to looking like it came from the factory, it will cost a lot more (perhaps up to $10K or more). There will be a lot of prep work involved. There are a lot of areas that require extra work in order to cover up the old color (e.g., door jambs, trunk, hood underside, engine bay, etc). You would need to remove exterior trim, doors, and the engine! And when you're all done, you have also just lowered the car's resale value.

Originally Posted by bobbyd1961 View Post
how do you order these colors? bmw usa doesnt show this color. is it a euopean selection?
These colors are available through the Individual program. Many U.S. dealers don't seem to know about it or do not want to put in the extra work to get these colors. Each M3 Individual order in the U.S. requires several levels of approval, including the BMW Regional Area Manager, BMW NA and BMW Individual in Garching, Germany.
Laguna Seca Blue E92 M3 / Individual M3 picture threads - interior, exterior

Last edited by H2; 08-08-2010 at 11:46 AM.