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      05-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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Possible causes of this?

I went to a private dealer to purchase a 2010 335xi with 33k miles. I noticed this on the vehicle, which made me feel slightly uncomfortable. Dealer tried to tell me that this is normal? I think not, but please correct me if I am wrong.

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      05-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Bumper may have been repainted?
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      05-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Not sure what we're looking for here... are you concerned about the fender lip being rolled inwards? Or the imperfections in the paint inside of the fender?
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      05-26-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Well it was the imperfection of the paint which I think is due to fender rolling?
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      05-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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Doesn't look normal to me and I doubt anyone at the factory would consider that to be normal either. Damaged and/or resprayed would be my guess.
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Well it was the imperfection of the paint which I think is due to fender rolling?
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      05-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Take a look at some other 3s on the lot.
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      05-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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I think you guys need to take a closer look at your cars...

I'm going to guess the picture you took is of the left rear wheel well, facing toward the front of the car.

Yes, that is completely normal and the dealer was not lying. The part of the painted body panel that's rolled into the wheel well (that isn't explicitly visible when looking at the side of the car) does have that rough surface texture. I'm not entirely sure why, but I'd guess it may have to do with having a rough protective coating in the wheel well applied from the factory before the car's body is sprayed. The rear wheel wells also have that slight rolling from the factory as well (at least in the e92; not sure about e90s). If you're facing the left rear wheel, the "rolling" should start at the 10 o'clock position and carry all the way over to where the metal rear quarter panel meets the rear bumper.
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      05-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #9
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guessing he means the fenders being rolled? doesn't mean any accident. was prob done by previous owner to get more wheel room
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guessing he means the fenders being rolled? doesn't mean any accident. was prob done by previous owner to get more wheel room
I doubt it, it's just factory spec. Just in case the OP still doesn't believe me and needs more evidence, check out this thread from 2 years ago:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572030

Looks surprisingly like the picture you posted, no?
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      05-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Hmm thanks guys. I was just worried that it was due to some accident that wasn't reported on the carfax.
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I think you guys need to take a closer look at your cars...

I'm going to guess the picture you took is of the left rear wheel well, facing toward the front of the car.

Yes, that is completely normal and the dealer was not lying. The part of the painted body panel that's rolled into the wheel well (that isn't explicitly visible when looking at the side of the car) does have that rough surface texture. I'm not entirely sure why, but I'd guess it may have to do with having a rough protective coating in the wheel well applied from the factory before the car's body is sprayed. The rear wheel wells also have that slight rolling from the factory as well (at least in the e92; not sure about e90s). If you're facing the left rear wheel, the "rolling" should start at the 10 o'clock position and carry all the way over to where the metal rear quarter panel meets the rear bumper.
exactly right. I thought it looked odd too so I looked at a friends car, he has the same thing.
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It's normal.
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Comes like that out of the factory.
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