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      04-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Talking Custom Laguna Seca Matte Blue X3 M-Sport ^__^

Pictures of the Original Color~





The Excitement Begins~






After 8 Coats, Adding 1/4 turn every coat.






~This was taken at a BMW Meet with the awesome guys at Bimmerfest in a empty airfield
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      04-26-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Nice paint job, how much did it cost, where did u do it?
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      04-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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Love the color. Looks great on the X3!
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Are the wheels powder coated?
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      04-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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Nice paint job, how much did it cost, where did u do it?
Thanks! I just only bought the paint itself and i did it myself in the garage


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nope, they were plasti dipped
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Thanks! I just only bought the paint itself and i did it myself in the garage




nope, they were plasti dipped
Nice! I was hoping you would say that.... How hard was it to do? I've been thinking about doing the exact same thing but I have no idea how it will hold up.


How easy is it to take off if I wanted?
Did you do it yourself?
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Thanks! I just only bought the paint itself and i did it myself in the garage




nope, they were plasti dipped
How long did it take?
Would you be interested in doing my car if I paid you?
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      04-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #8
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Nice! I was hoping you would say that.... How hard was it to do? I've been thinking about doing the exact same thing but I

have no idea how it will hold up.

How easy is it to take off if I wanted?
Did you do it yourself?
Awesome! Tbh, as a beginner, there will be alot of trial and erros, especially when the paint start to drip which you will have to start all over again =.=.

It holds up great in my car it should last around 2-4 years depending on how

you maintain it, definitely saved me alot of scratches and ROCK CHIPS!

because it is rubber, small stones bounces off from it, thus no chips

Yes, i did this all myself i have been dipping cars especially my friends cars for over a year now.

It is easy to peel it off but you will have to make the coat thick when appying

it to make it easy to peel in one piece.


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How long did it take?
Would you be interested in doing my car if I paid you?
Took me 12 hours, because i have to move stuff in my garage to have space

painting the car. its like 4 Hours spraying the car because you have to wait

20-30 mins every coat. Prepping is Key to this project sucessfull which kinda

takes a little bit more.

Sure, i do this as a Hobby
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Your car is sick! I saw it last night on the way out of the meeting at NA. I don't know how I missed it earlier in the night.

It's spectacular. LSB really makes the F25 pop!
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Your car is sick! I saw it last night on the way out of the meeting at NA. I don't know how I missed it earlier in the night.

It's spectacular. LSB really makes the F25 pop!
Thanks Man!
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I still can't believe how good a job you can do painting the entire car. I've never used plasti-dip, but seen a couple videos and they always make it look so easy.

I have no need to plasti-dip anything, but it might be cool to try out different colors just for fun.
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I still can't believe how good a job you can do painting the entire car. I've never used plasti-dip, but seen a couple videos and they always make it look so easy.

I have no need to plasti-dip anything, but it might be cool to try out different colors just for fun.
Took the words out of my mouth lol ...

Those wheels look powder-coated so that plasti-dip seems to be also a great job.

Mr Panda u have a lot of ppl interested now, look what u started

How much are we saving if we were to get our cars painted by a body shop vs doing it ourselves or paying someone that does it privately.
How much was the plasti-dip ? I know I remember I paid $500 to get my 18" wheels Powder-Coated Gloss Black 2yr ago from Al Hub's Cap in Long Island when I had my Cadillac STS.
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I still can't believe how good a job you can do painting the entire car. I've never used plasti-dip, but seen a couple videos and they always make it look so easy.

I have no need to plasti-dip anything, but it might be cool to try out different colors just for fun.
Took the words out of my mouth lol ...

Those wheels look powder-coated so that plasti-dip seems to be also a great job.

Mr Panda u have a lot of ppl interested now, look what u started

How much are we saving if we were to get our cars painted by a body shop vs doing it ourselves or paying someone that does it privately.
How much was the plasti-dip ? I know I remember I paid $500 to get my 18" wheels Powder-Coated Gloss Black 2yr ago from Al Hub's Cap in Long Island when I had my Cadillac STS.
Thanks CM!

I do dipp other people's cars and rims locally in my area.

You save 70-80% over regular paint with labor ~
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Thanks CM!

I do dipp other people's cars and rims locally in my area.

You save 70-80% over regular paint with labor ~
I never got into the knowing the difference of quality/savings btwn plasti-dip and powder-coating them
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Looks great Teemo Panda!

Remember when we saw that matte metallic blue BMW E36? Maybe you should add a little Pearlizer and Metallizer to get that more metallic, darker look? I think I would look really good on your X3
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amazing. it looks very good for homemade diy.
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Sweet colour, as you know!

I know yours is custom (care to share the mix? ) but if I had to pick a standard blue, the regular blue seems closer to yours than the Blaze blue, no? Any tips?



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Someone suggested also to go with a mix of pearl blue (I guess blue and pearlizer) and purple for this:
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Yuck...I like the paint job (how clean it came out) but this color just reminds me of those painter tapes. Looks very cheap if you ask me.
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wow--talk about too much time/money on your hands to do this.

im sorry...but


but hey if thats what makes you happy..by all means
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I am a tried and true Ti Silver guy from my days with my Dinan but good God is this an amazing spin of one of my favorite all time BMW colors.
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