BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Unhappy How do I repair this damage?

Hi all,

I've recently noticed that my clear coat is starting to peel off, possibly due to hot weather in LA or small rock hitting the car while driving at high speeds or some reason unknown to me.

How do I repair and anyone have an approximate cost to fix?

Thanks in advance!



Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
New21er
Lieutenant
United_States
6
Rep
451
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Stanwood, wa.

iTrader: (2)

Almost looks like a piece of body filler fell out. Has that panel been repaired before??
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
doublevanosrc
Loves Runflats.
doublevanosrc's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
1,895
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 VW GTi
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin. Tx

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW  [0.00]
2011 BMW  [0.00]
The whole door would have to be resprayed.
__________________
2011 135i M Sport
Gone and missed
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
695
Rep
16,690
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doublevanosrc View Post
The whole door would have to be resprayed.
+1. Plus the panels next to the door will need to be blended.


IF your car was not painted while in your hands... perhaps the car was painted before you took delivery, like while in shipping transit to the dealer or while the dealer had it on the lot. Sometimes if the repair was cheap... the dealer or BMW might not need to disclosed this fact to you. I think only when the repair is more than 6% of the value of the car. But I think that varies state by state.

You will need a new paint job, sorry buddy.
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doublevanosrc View Post
The whole door would have to be resprayed.


Thanks for your comments guys. So..now my next question is..how much would it cost to repaint that panel?

Or have any cheaper suggestions (perhaps covering with a decal sticker?)

Model is 2008 128i
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
631twentyeighteye
Lieutenant Colonel
631twentyeighteye's Avatar
United_States
33
Rep
1,904
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 130i MT
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Long island

iTrader: (6)

I've got smaller ones of those on my hood.. I figured i'll just live with it. Though its really noticeable on AW. I would say leave it alone unless it really really bothers you. Could probably even be hit with a little touch up paint to make it less obvious.
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #7
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
695
Rep
16,690
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post


Thanks for your comments guys. So..now my next question is..how much would it cost to repaint that panel?

Or have any cheaper suggestions
(perhaps covering with a decal sticker?)

Model is 2008 128i

The cheapest repair would be a "smart repair" where a guy paints the damaged area with a micro airbrush. These guys come to you in a van.

Or you could have a body shop repair and repaint the door(and surrounding areas). I would have a few estimates done. I bet it would be under $1K to repaint that door.
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
bmw1racer's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
2,060
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 128i Coupe 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 631twentyeighteye View Post
Could probably even be hit with a little touch up paint to make it less obvious.
That's what I'd do... To keep it from possibly spreading and getting worse.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 631twentyeighteye View Post
I've got smaller ones of those on my hood.. I figured i'll just live with it. Though its really noticeable on AW. I would say leave it alone unless it really really bothers you. Could probably even be hit with a little touch up paint to make it less obvious.
Where may I buy some touch-up paint? Any specific instructions on how to apply it?
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
Theoneman
Enlisted Member
Theoneman's Avatar
Germany
0
Rep
41
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW 135i M-sport package
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Small nic in the paint?

Wrap the whole car in a matte finish.
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
JTBMW1
Private
0
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 BMW 128i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Naples, FL

iTrader: (0)

I had a piece of flying debris from an overloaded pick up truck on the highway hit my other car- MazdaSpeed 3- put a dent in the rear quarter panel. The dent was too big and there was crinkled paint, could not use PDR- had to have the dent pulled, filled and the entire quarter panel re-painted and clear coated- blending the door and rear roof pillars. I found a really good local body shop to do the work. The owner did a great job- did the work him self, took 2 days, said he was fussy. It came out great.......the cost $450.00.
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #12
gwhiz
Private
gwhiz's Avatar
0
Rep
83
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 135i Convertible/M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Arizona

iTrader: (0)

i had the same thing

I, too, had one of those from a couple rocks that flew off of a truck on the highway. Two hit the windshield and cracked it to the point of replacement while the third hit the side of the car just like yours.

While mine wasn't quite as large, it did take off the paint just like that. I opted for the temp and not exact fix which was to simply clean it and treat it with touch-up paint. Unless you are looking for it you won't even notice it, plus with all the freeway driving I do on a daily basis I figured that if I respray the whole door, Murphy almost guarantees that it would happen again within the week or some a-hole would get me in a parking lot regardless of how carefully you park.

I'm a huge proponent of keeping your car always looking in tip top condition but for me the price is too big to put all that money into something that you can't control from happening again.

Good luck either way you decide to go!
__________________
Jet Black 2012 BMW 135i E88 / M Sport Package / DCT / BMW PPK Stage 1 / Scopione Front Splitters and Rear Diffuser
Appreciate 0
      12-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #13
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
bmw1racer's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
2,060
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 128i Coupe 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post
Where may I buy some touch-up paint? Any specific instructions on how to apply it?
Find out your color code and check out places like Amazon and eBay... Don't buy it from the dealer unless you wanna get reamed.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-06-2012, 12:33 AM   #14
doublevanosrc
Loves Runflats.
doublevanosrc's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
1,895
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 VW GTi
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin. Tx

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW  [0.00]
2011 BMW  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by adobeee View Post
Where may I buy some touch-up paint? Any specific instructions on how to apply it?
Dude don't even both, touch-up paint will just make it worse and more noticeable. Hire a pro and get it done right.
__________________
2011 135i M Sport
Gone and missed
Appreciate 0
      12-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
Gimlet
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
257
Posts

 
Drives: '08 BSM 135i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: In my desk chair -

iTrader: (0)

Back in the day we use to use clear nail-polish as a temp fix to keep it from spreading and getting worse. Always worth a shot until you can respray the entire door...(flame suit on for suggesting a cheap fix on the bimmer).
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2012, 03:56 PM   #16
rking117
Major
United_States
13
Rep
1,126
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0i & 320i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (0)

You can get touch up paint from Dr Color Chip. I have bought from them before and gotten a perfect matches. I do agree that it would be cheaper to call someone in your area that does paint touch ups. I have a friend that does it here and when he is done you cant tell it was damaged. He said the trick is to blend the paint then clear and after the clear he srayed it with like a solvent and it even blended out the edges of the over sray to the point that you couldnt see or feel them. A good waxing later and all i said was what chip...
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rking117 View Post
You can get touch up paint from Dr Color Chip. I have bought from them before and gotten a perfect matches. I do agree that it would be cheaper to call someone in your area that does paint touch ups. I have a friend that does it here and when he is done you cant tell it was damaged. He said the trick is to blend the paint then clear and after the clear he srayed it with like a solvent and it even blended out the edges of the over sray to the point that you couldnt see or feel them. A good waxing later and all i said was what chip...
Is your friend in California?
Appreciate 0
      01-07-2013, 12:55 AM   #18
adobeee
Captain
adobeee's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
725
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

The damage got worse over this weekend. Any locals in LA know of any shops that can do a repair for a reasonable price?
Appreciate 0
      01-07-2013, 01:10 AM   #19
m7ammed
1junkie
m7ammed's Avatar
Saudi Arabia
27
Rep
825
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saudi Arabia

iTrader: (0)

Why do people say paint the door when the damage is in the panel behind it?
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post 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 11:45 PM.




1addicts
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