E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > Help! I scratched my baby =(



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-10-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
leosong11
Private
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

Posts: 89
iTrader: (0)

Help! I scratched my baby =(

I am so hurt right now.. Don't even know when I did it. Any suggestions on how to remedy this? Will dealer touch-up paint work?

Be careful when making tight turns is parking lots guys, the front lip is relatively low.
Attached Images
 
leosong11 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,705
iTrader: (0)

That looks pretty bad. Is that black the bumper showing? If so I would get the bumper repainted. That would be a lot of touck up! Sorry.
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
scottz5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
bookman2
Second Lieutenant
 
bookman2's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i SP, PP
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 203
iTrader: (0)

Take it to a pro. Touch up paint alone just won't do the job with this.
bookman2 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:12 PM   #4
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 7,906
iTrader: (0)

Look at it carefually, is the paint scratched, or did you scratch the black off something onto the paint ? ( often someting on the paint )

if its something on the paint you can use a product like Meguiars Scratch X to remove it

If you scratched through the paint it would need repainting
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:43 PM   #5
e90fanatic
Absolute0
 
e90fanatic's Avatar
 
Drives: Has a Roundel
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TO/HK/NJ

Posts: 5,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to e90fanatic
Quote:
Originally Posted by leosong11
I am so hurt right now.. Don't even know when I did it. Any suggestions on how to remedy this? Will dealer touch-up paint work?

Be careful when making tight turns is parking lots guys, the front lip is relatively low.
no scratch X or any products can remove that SCRATCH! the paint is GONE! the only fix is the body shop. I guess it'll be a $500 repair job, cheaper if you know your own guy to do it.
__________________
To procede or not to procede......
e90fanatic is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #6
ronsil
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Black e46
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Canada

Posts: 204
iTrader: (0)

Easy fix: get the carbon lip and it will hide the scratches and make it look awsome.
ronsil is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #7
RedStripe
Captain
 
RedStripe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas

Posts: 649
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to RedStripe
True. I was thinking the same thing. Follow E90Fleet's advice to see if the scratch really is a scratch in the paint. If it's something that needs to be repainted, you might want to consider the "cover-up" option to see if you don't get more value for the dollar in this solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronsil
Easy fix: get the carbon lip and it will hide the scratches and make it look awsome.
RedStripe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:53 PM   #8
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,705
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedStripe
True. I was thinking the same thing. Follow E90Fleet's advice to see if the scratch really is a scratch in the paint. If it's something that needs to be repainted, you might want to consider the "cover-up" option to see if you don't get more value for the dollar in this solution.
Now your thinking :rocks: Plus I want to see it on AW before I buy it. lol
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
scottz5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 07:56 PM   #9
e90fanatic
Absolute0
 
e90fanatic's Avatar
 
Drives: Has a Roundel
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TO/HK/NJ

Posts: 5,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to e90fanatic
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottz5
Now your thinking :rocks: Plus I want to see it on AW before I buy it. lol
True...the CF lip will definitely be better buy than repainting....
__________________
To procede or not to procede......
e90fanatic is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 09:26 PM   #10
skimo
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 335 vert Dinan II
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Austin Texas !!

Posts: 531
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to skimo
When I got the dents on my door...i was quoted $300, $370 and $450 at 3 different shops (the last one was a BMW pro). That quote included repainting an entire section of the door (to fix the three 1inch scratches) AND removing a 1 inch dent. I decided to touch up as I didn't want to risk my door having a different color than the rest of the car.

leosong11, I would estimate $250 - $350 if you were to repaint. (austin, texas area prices).

Good luck
skimo
skimo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2005, 10:09 PM   #11
leosong11
Private
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

Posts: 89
iTrader: (0)

Hey guys, thanks for the remarks. It is definately a scratch in the paint- sorry the pic is bad. I am really considering the carbon fiber lip. How much and how does it install exactly?
leosong11 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2005, 04:28 AM   #12
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 7,906
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by leosong11
Hey guys, thanks for the remarks. It is definately a scratch in the paint- sorry the pic is bad. I am really considering the carbon fiber lip. How much and how does it install exactly?
Check the DIY section, the installation instructions for the lips are there

here is the link
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1910
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2005, 09:16 AM   #13
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,705
iTrader: (0)

http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc.htm

Carbon Fiber Front Lower Lip - Left

01290400058
List: $ 299.00
Sale: $ 240.00


Carbon Fiber Front Lower Lip - Right

01290400058
List: $ 299.00
Sale: $ 240.00
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
scottz5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #14
mc68386
Private First Class
 
mc68386's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 330i 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ

Posts: 119
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottz5
http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc.htm

Carbon Fiber Front Lower Lip - Left

01290400058
List: $ 299.00
Sale: $ 240.00


Carbon Fiber Front Lower Lip - Right

01290400058
List: $ 299.00
Sale: $ 240.00
At least you only need the right one... so you can save some money that way.
mc68386 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2005, 10:50 AM   #15
cosmosblau
cunning, baffling, powerful
 
cosmosblau's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 BMW 535i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Posts: 369
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
The carbon fiber corner is a solution, but it looks too boy racer for my tastes. In 2 weeks, I've done the same damage TWICE. The spoiler is much lower than my old e46. I was going to get it fixed, but I'm sure I'll just do it AGAIN.
__________________
2013 328i Alpine White Black Leather Sport Line Premium Pkg SprintBooster
cosmosblau is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2005, 12:59 PM   #16
Randyg
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Palm Springs, CA

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

I had a similar type of scrape on my old E46. I phoned a "Dent Master" type of place and they touched up the scrape right in my driveway! The quality was very good, and it was MUCH cheaper than a bodyshop. $100.00 Worth checking out.
Randyg is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST