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Thread: Buying pre painted parts.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Livermore CA

    Buying pre painted parts.

    I need to replace my hood and MTech II front grill. I see there are some parts houses that will sell you pre painted parts.
    Found a few places that will paint my hood A07 Mystic Blue and ship it to me. Haven't found anyone to sell me a pre painted MTech II grill.
    Anyone have any experiences or recommendations on a vendor?
    Did some searching but couldn't find any threads. I am a rookie.
    Bought the car from a former member and friend of mine. It was damaged in shipment.

    2006 330ci 6sp
    2006 330ci ZHP | 6 speed manual | Mystic Blue | Natural Brown | Cold Weather Package | Premium Package | Xenon Headlights

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Madison, Alabama
    On a paint vendor. Or a bumper vendor?

    Only bumper covers I found were all unpainted. I would have a local shop do the hood and bumper at same time and paint match the car.
    Family that races together stays together
    2005 330Ci 6MT SGM (x2)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Branford, CT
    You don't really want a pre-painted hood. It likely won't be an exact match for the rest of your car due to how the rest of the paint may have faded throughout the years. You should get it properly color-matched at a body shop.

    Also, the grille isn't a painted piece from the factory, which is probably why you won't find a pre-painted one anywhere. It's just black plastic.
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun

    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

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