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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: What Color Should I paint my e46
Estoril Blue 34 28.81%
Avus Blue 16 13.56%
Silverstone 13 11.02%
Techno Violet 32 27.12%
Sakhir Orange 23 19.49%
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 05:15:38 AM   #11
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Default Re: e46 Was Vandalized. Help Me Choose New Color

I wouldn't color change. Thats just me.
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 05:26:18 AM   #12
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Alpine White is right
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 05:38:29 AM   #13
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Atlantis blue!!!! Or Silverstone'
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 05:48:50 AM   #14
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BMW does great blues. Avus is my favorite in the poll though...
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Sorry to hear about the vandalism. That totally sucks. I'd keep it the same color though as you'll likely run into issues with not color matching various unreachable areas that will visually still stand out. Unless your doing a full frame off restoration..... I'd keep it the same and enjoy the new life of the paint you'll get.
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 01:06:52 PM   #16
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Typically speaking a color change is substantially more expensive than a respray of the same color.
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Plus. Please do the door jams. Color change is costly. I'm sure insurance is just paying what the fees are of a same color repaint.
If you are aware of this,

Dakar Yellow.
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I would do a color change. But not a drastic one. That way you can paint all the jams but not worry of the details of around the motor and such. Like silverstone.
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Silverstone or something wild like dakar yellow or a green like on GT3s
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I'm of course for estoril. But I wouldn't. I would do something not even available for the m3. Be totally original.
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Estoril is my fav, but if you can pick literally anything... go with something unique imo.

991 GT3 sapphire blue, or riviera blue, or carmine red?? The last two would confuse the hell out of people being similar to lsb/imola lol
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