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      07-28-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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OEM E92 Lip - ballpark cost to paint?

It's been a minute since I've been in for paint work. Just wanted to get a ballpark on what people have paid to have their E92 OEM front lip painted (not installed).

There is a VERY VERY reputable collision center here in Marietta (Magnum - they are certified to do Ferraris, Lambos, etc...) so I know they will match the white correctly, but I don't know at what premium yet.

Just want to get an idea so I can walk away immediately if it is outrageous.

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it should cost about 125-150 to do the front aero lip at a decent body shop.

The place you mentioned might charge upwards of 300-400. Thats how it is here in socal. If its a certified shop that does high end cars, they charge and arm and a leg.
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Don't pay more than $175...$175-$200 would be fair.

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Thanks for all of the replies. I just got the estimate back from Magnum. I'd hoped to pay a hair less in general, but it looks like a good price considering their immaculate reputation:

Parts 3.00
Body Labor 0.3 hrs @ $ 40.00/hr = 12.00
Paint Labor 2.4 hrs @ $ 40.00/hr = 96.00
Paint Supplies 2.4 hrs @ $ 28.00/hr = 67.20
----------------------------------------------------SUBTOTAL$ 178.20
Sales Tax $70.20 @ 6.0000 % = 4.21
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GRAND TOTAL = $182.41
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Picked my OEM lip up today for $310 out the door, dropped it off at Magnum. There was a Ferrari or two in the front lot along with a wicked Murcielago roadster painted baby blue. Should have it finished on Friday.

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not bad....post pics when installed!
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not bad....post pics when installed!
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Don't pay more than $175...$175-$200 would be fair.



$200 is fair, but don't pay more than $175?
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Picked my OEM lip up today for $310 out the door, dropped it off at Magnum. There was a Ferrari or two in the front lot along with a wicked Murcielago roadster painted baby blue. Should have it finished on Friday.

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Did you get the lip from the dealership? Anyone know where we can get the OEM lip for less?
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Did you get the lip from the dealership? Anyone know where we can get the OEM lip for less?
Got it from United of Roswell. I quoted Tischer's price with shipping and he beat it. Then I went to pick it up and it was out of stock so he dropped the price a little more. A couple of other dealerships never even responded to me. My goal was to get close to Tischer's price without having to pay for shipping.
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Tischer BMW does it for $160, why not use them? (Though I'm still waiting (2 weeks now) for my lip, I hope to get it next week.)
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Tischer BMW does it for $160, why not use them? (Though I'm still waiting (2 weeks now) for my lip, I hope to get it next week.)
You sure we are talking about the same lip? E92 genuine OEM aero lip?

Here's what Tischer has on their site: $285 unpainted, before shipping.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

That would suck for me if they now had it for 160 but with shipping it would have been not that far from what I paid locally I guess.
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You sure we are talking about the same lip? E92 genuine OEM aero lip?

Here's what Tischer has on their site: $285 unpainted, before shipping.

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

That would suck for me if they now had it for 160 but with shipping it would have been not that far from what I paid locally I guess.
I think he meant that tischer would paint the lip (which does cost $285 from them) for $160.
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I think he meant that tischer would paint the lip (which does cost $285 from them) for $160.
Oh, gotcha. Yeah, no offense meant to Tischer of course (I just ordered all 3 of the 328i lower black grilles from them for just a little over $30 shipped) but the shipping cost on that large of a box eats up alot of the savings.

$310 local dealer (tax included)
$182.41 paint at best shop in the state (tax included)
$0 shipping cost
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$492.41 total

It's about $515 shipped from Tischer with the non-groupbuy paint charge ($285+$70+$160). So the price difference isn't huge but that almost bought me those grilles plus I can drive down the road and complain if there are any paint issues that crop up on the lip later.
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Already got the lip back from Magnum today. Just dropped it off yesterday around noon. Wow! (estimate was spot-on too)

Got the 3M tape as well from Advance. I'm going to slap this puppy on when I get home from work.

Look what I saw while I was there (just a taste, there was a non-roadster next to the Maserati and an Alpina 7 series out of the frame):



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Installed. Used the windex and 3M method. Don't use too much windex. One squirt from a foot or two so that the fine mist hits each piece of tape is enough. Already happier with the car. Black 328i grilles come in tomorrow























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still waiting for mine from tischer 3 weeks now.
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still waiting for mine from tischer 3 weeks now.
Shipped out today!
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