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Thread: Do most body shops accurately paint match imola red?

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    Do most body shops accurately paint match imola red?

    The shit place I bought my zhp from 6-7 years ago had somebody do a cheap paint job on my front bumper. The color is perfect, but it itís been chipping away ever since. It started chipping nearly right away.

    Iíve looked at DIY and Iím not sure I have the finesse for that, so Iím thinking about having it done professionally.

    Iím nervous about the paint not matching. Should I be? Am I over thinking it?


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    I've had it done twice now (rear bumper and drivers door). Came out excellent both times!
    Alex Ė '03 Imolarot BMW 330i ZHP - 6MT


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    I'm sure there are quality shops in the Bay area. Check with a trusted indy repair shop or higher-end used car sales place (or friendly dealer) for suggestions on who they use/trust.

    The Golden Gate Chapter of BMW CCA had a detailing tech session with Leo Chan, owner of DetailAddict shop in Santa Clara (detailaddict.com) - maybe he has some suggestions.

    From the GG chapter newsletter, here's the list of sponsors/shops:
    https://s19711.pcdn.co/wp-content/up...e-q42018-1.pdf

    CLUB DISCOUNTS
    SHOP/SUPPLY CITY DISCOUNT PHONE WEBSITE
    Alekshop Fremont 10% Labor/Free Insp. 925-609-4559 alekshop.com
    Auto Analysts Castro Valley 10% Labor 510-582-0201 autoanalysts2.com
    Bavarian Enterprises Santa Clara Various Parts 408-855-8000 bavarian-enterprise.com
    Bavarian Motorsport Milpitas 10% Parts 408-956-1662 bavarianmotorsport.com
    Bavarian Professionals Berkeley 10% Labor 510-524-6000 bavpros.com
    Bavarian Tuning Santa Rosa 10% Parts & Labor 707-575-3757 bavarian-tuning.com
    Berkeley Motor Works Albany 10% Labor 510-528-1214 berkeleymotor.com
    Bimmers Independent San Carlos Various 650-591-2474 bimmersindependent.com
    BTM Motorwerks Campbell 5% Parts & Labor 408-369-1911 btmmotorwerks.com
    Catalpa Street Garage Santa Cruz 10% Parts 831-464-2269 catalpastreetgarage.com
    Contra Costa Auto Srvc Concord 10% Parts & Labor 925-798-1205 concordautorepair.net
    Corporate Auto Works Mountain View 10% Parts & Labor 650-691-9477 corporateautoworks.com
    Diablo Motors San Ramon 10% Parts & Labor 925-830-4269 diablomotors.com
    Dinan Engineering Morgan Hill 10% Labor 408-779-8584 dinancars.com
    Double 02 Salvage Hayward 10% Used Parts 510-782-2002 002salvage.com
    EDGE Motorworks Dublin 10% Labor, Free Track Insp. 925-803-8080 edgemotorworks.com
    EDGE Motorworks Mountain View 10% Labor, Free Track Insp. 650-965-8337 edgemotorworksmv.com
    Flintworks Campbell 15% Repairs & Services 408-371-3380 flintworksauto.com
    German Auto Santa Maria 10% Parts 805-922-1262 germanautosm.com
    German Auto Body Santa Clara $100 off repairs > $1,000 408-727-3368 germanautobody.com
    German Auto Kraft Belmont 20% Labor on Maint, & Brakes 650-595-2777 germanautokraft.com
    German Motors Cllsn Ctr San Francisco $100 off repairs > $1,000 415-551-2639 sfgermanmotors.com
    GS Tuning Santa Rosa 10% Sales & Service 707-284-2680 gstuningbmw.com
    Jam Engineering Sacramento Various Parts 800-526-2677 jameng.com
    John Gardiner Auto San Francisco 10% Labor 415-777-2697 jgauto.com
    Life is Good Racing Livermore Various 925-243-9270 lifeisgoodracing.com
    M Service Walnut Creek 10% Parts & Labor up to $100 925-932-8744 mserviceinc.com
    Miltís Service Garage Vallejo 10% Parts & Labor 707-643-7548 miltsservicegarage.com
    Nate Smithís Optimal Auto Santa Cruz 10% Parts 831-476-1332 optimalauto.com
    Phaedrus San Francisco 10% Parts 415-567-8000 phaedrusmd.com
    Peteís Inc. San Francisco 10% Parts & Labor 415-441-5896 petesinc.com
    Performance Technic, Inc. Fremont 10-15% Parts 925-426-1361 performancetechnic.com
    Portola Valley Garage Portola Valley 10% Labor 650-851-7442 pvgarage.com
    RennWerks Performance Campbell 10% Labor & 5% Parts 408-370-7480 rennwerks.com
    Rossiís Tire & Auto Srvc Salinas Various 831-424-0011 rossitire.com
    SAS German Auto Pleasanton 10% Parts 925-846-4886 sasgermanautotech.com
    SD Auto Tech Campbell 10% Labor 408-866-0606 sdautotech.com
    Sound Innovations Union City 10% Parts 510-471-9062 soundinnovations.com
    Track Star Racing Gilroy 10% Parts & Labor 650-961-2350 trackstarracing.com
    Valley Motorwerks Rancho Cordova 10% Parts & Labor 916-636-9526 vmwerks.com
    Vanguard Motors San Francisco 10% Labor 415-255-8450 vanguardmotors.com
    West Bay Bavarian San Rafael 10% Parts & Labor 415-457-0820 westbaybavarian.com
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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