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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 Thu, Jan-23-2020, 07:22:33 PM   #21
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Taking the car in tomorrow to have it fixed. The paint damage sucks. New owner will need repaired anyway and I hate to have it move along in this state. Looking at sales, options on the car and knowing mechanical state, pretty confident I can at least get the repair cost back with what I want out of the car. Main problem is the love for this car and hope I do not decide to keep it after the repair.
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Keep us updated on how it turns out!
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Old Thu, Jan-23-2020, 07:42:15 PM   #24
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If you have room for the car and don't need the 10-15K you'd get for it, I'd keep it once you fix the paint. It's a gem of a color and you know what you have considering you're the original owner. This car will not depreciate any more than it already has, if anything it will go up in value.

PS. To paint the affected panels, it shouldn't cost more than 1K. I'm sure there are shops (and forum members) which would try to justify why it would cost 2-3K but I'd suggest you get a couple of quotes before you get ripped off. Good luck!
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If you have room for the car and don't need the 10-15K you'd get for it, I'd keep it once you fix the paint. It's a gem of a color and you know what you have considering you're the original owner. This car will not depreciate any more than it already has, if anything it will go up in value.

PS. To paint the affected panels, it shouldn't cost more than 1K. I'm sure there are shops (and forum members) which would try to justify why it would cost 2-3K but I'd suggest you get a couple of quotes before you get ripped off. Good luck!
Cannot store the car garaged anymore and the car cover did not seem to help. So really want to part with it. Can use the funds to help with my 72 restomod. May be able to get job done for that cost where you are but not in so cal. 500-600 in paint and materials alone. Have a good shop I have worked with in the past. After getting quotes I know the owner is not raping me and I know what to expect. Most shops here do not even want to talk to you unless it is an insurance claim. Spent a year pricing paint for my 72 restomod and only the guy I have used is willing to paint it. My 94 truck was rear ended ($2,200 damage), paint was oxidized. Only two shops out of six (one was 10k) would even give me a quote for a full repaint and rest of truck only had a ding here and there. It is a different world now, at least in California. Thank you for everybody's input. Should see the car up for sale soon.
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Taking the car in tomorrow to have it fixed. The paint damage sucks. New owner will need repaired anyway and I hate to have it move along in this state. Looking at sales, options on the car and knowing mechanical state, pretty confident I can at least get the repair cost back with what I want out of the car. Main problem is the love for this car and hope I do not decide to keep it after the repair.


If you donít mind me asking what was the estimate? Iím looking at buying a car that has similar paint issues and wanted to know, roughly, what it would cost me.

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I'd get a few estimates from a few reputable body shops
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If you have room for the car and don't need the 10-15K you'd get for it, I'd keep it once you fix the paint. It's a gem of a color and you know what you have considering you're the original owner. This car will not depreciate any more than it already has, if anything it will go up in value.

PS. To paint the affected panels, it shouldn't cost more than 1K. I'm sure there are shops (and forum members) which would try to justify why it would cost 2-3K but I'd suggest you get a couple of quotes before you get ripped off. Good luck!
I second this. I recently had my hood, both front fenders, both mirrors, roof rails and valve cover re-sprayed. It was around $1200 and turned out great.
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If you donít mind me asking what was the estimate? Iím looking at buying a car that has similar paint issues and wanted to know, roughly, what it would cost me.

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As suggested by others you will need to get estimates from places in your area. I do not think what I pay will mean anything. I have known the owner of body shop I am using for 20+ years. He is old school and does a good job. The only problem I have with him is he is small and is always busy. I do all the disassembly I can on most everything I take there. I did get several estimates, a waste of time as usual. As I stated most shops do not want to do anything but insurance collision repair. Cash does not make a difference either. The shops have to log and account for every ounce of paint bought and sprayed. My 94 truck respray at another shop (my guy was to busy) was almost a scuff and shoot. Almost 8k. Clear is dull on some panels, some fish eyes etc. Only other quote I received was over 10k. The other 5 shops I visited would not even give me a price.
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