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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.


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Old Sat, Jun-16-2018, 09:29:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

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Nice!

Just an observation. I think they installed the wrong side mirrors. Those look like the m5 style I think? Might want to ask them about that.
Those were the ones that were on the car when I disassembled it and painted it. A shop didn't paint this. Me and my brother in law did.

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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

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Looks awesome...I have a fascination with that kinda pastel-ish look ala Leadfoot/Avalanche/Battleship Gray/Grigio Telesto/Nardo Gray.

The one pic looks like it might have some browns or greens in it maybe?
In different lighting conditions, it changes the color a bit. That's what drew me to it.

Dare I say, I'm the only E46 with this color paint?

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Old Sat, Jun-16-2018, 09:39:19 PM   #13
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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

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Those were the ones that were on the car when I disassembled it and painted it. A shop didn't paint this. Me and my brother in law did.

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Ahh ok just wanted to make sure a shop didnít pull a fast one on you. I wonder how those mirrors got on the car from the previous owner.
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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

If I'm honest I think it needs a more aggressive look to pull off this color. Those ambers totally kill it for me.A full race style csl lip , a c.f. trunk with exposed c.f., and an aggressive diffuser, maybe dive planes (though not my cup of tea but this color needs it imho)
It's just that this color by nature is flat, and was made so to tone down some aggressivness and therefore enabling them (I think), so on amber cornered stockish looking would look to tame-flat maybe. For example, Tiag is a serious color
, and those mods would look too much on it, while thiscolor sort of requires them.. you know?
An otherwise great job! Congrats. Just add some c.f. bling, to complete the look. Just my humble opinion.
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Those were the ones that were on the car when I disassembled it and painted it. A shop didn't paint this. Me and my brother in law did.

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Impressive that you and your brother-in-law did this. How much were materials? How many hours did you put into it? I’m fairly local to you and would love to see this car in person sometime.
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If I'm honest I think it needs a more aggressive look to pull off this color. Those ambers totally kill it for me.A full race style csl lip , a c.f. trunk with exposed c.f., and an aggressive diffuser, maybe dive planes (though not my cup of tea but this color needs it imho)
It's just that this color by nature is flat, and was made so to tone down some aggressivness and therefore enabling them (I think), so on amber cornered stockish looking would look to tame-flat maybe. For example, Tiag is a serious color
, and those mods would look too much on it, while thiscolor sort of requires them.. you know?
An otherwise great job! Congrats. Just add some c.f. bling, to complete the look. Just my humble opinion.
I actually covered up a lot of CF while doing this job. The mirrors, CF vents on the Vorsteiner hood, diffuser, and trunk lid lip. I plan to go with black accents in the future (vents, diffuser area, etc). May even put my side skirt extensions back on...or make new ones, in black.

As for the Amber's. I like the classic look that they carry. They go well with my Amber angel eyes. Today, everyone has clear corners and I think they're played out. My opinion. Kinda like Apex wheels in almost 70% of the Ms. Not bashing the wheels at all, but they're like as$holes...everyone has one.

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I actually covered up a lot of CF while doing this job. The mirrors, CF vents on the Vorsteiner hood, diffuser, and trunk lid lip. I plan to go with black accents in the future (vents, diffuser area, etc). May even put my side skirt extensions back on...or make new ones, in black.

As for the Amber's. I like the classic look that they carry. They go well with my Amber angel eyes. Today, everyone has clear corners and I think they're played out. My opinion. Kinda like Apex wheels in almost 70% of the Ms. Not bashing the wheels at all, but they're like as$holes...everyone has one.

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That works too, amber with more black accents would work.
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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

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Impressive that you and your brother-in-law did this. How much were materials? How many hours did you put into it? Iím fairly local to you and would love to see this car in person sometime.
Around 900 for primer, paint, and clear. Idk how much the consumables like sand paper, tape and paper/plastics we're as I took them from my dad's shop stock.

How many hours? Oh man! No clue as I worked a little here and there on it, taking it apart and sanding...couldn't even begin to guesstimate, sorry.

Nice that you're local! Be good to meet up some time!

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Just south of StL.

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Default Re: My color change, from TiAg to ModeGrau

Looks great! I think in terms of the black accents you're thinking about, getting the CF to show again on the hood vents would look awesome. Not sure how much work that would be at this point though.
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