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      02-18-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Contemplating swapping over some side skirts / rear diffuser etc. Anyone in Melb recommend some paint shops to match my Alpine White III? Diffuser wanted to paint a gloss black.

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      02-18-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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Ive used Mr Gloss in Moorabbin before, excellent job, matched the original factory paintwork perfectly. BMW recommended repairer.

Superfinish also gets good reviews.
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      02-18-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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Any of the BMW approved repairers are good, except for BMW Bodyshop!

You should just do the diffuser yourself though Pete.
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Shouldn't cost much to get the diffuser painted Pete, i got my oem one painted gloss black for $150.
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Shouldn't cost much to get the diffuser painted Pete, i got my oem one painted gloss black for $150.
I got the OEM one painted black for $100. Down at Somerville panels
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Mic @ Micolour in Cheltenham has been my go to for years. Does some great work.
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      02-18-2014, 11:50 PM   #7
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I got the OEM one painted black for $100. Down at Somerville panels
Wouldn't surprise me, everything is more expensive over here in WA.
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I didn't like it initially, but as a package with that tip spacing I think it actually looks really nice. Very similar to E46 M3 spacing. Can only get it with that exhaust though, directly from HARTGE in Germany.

Fingers crossed it sounds as good as it looks.

Rung around, looking between 2-300bucks a piece for the painting.
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You can actually source the diffuser on its own
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Hi guys,

Contemplating swapping over some side skirts / rear diffuser etc. Anyone in Melb recommend some paint shops to match my Alpine White III? Diffuser wanted to paint a gloss black.

Pete
I've had some work done at Active Motorwerke in Burwood, although not painting related. Their set up is pretty impressive. May be worth having a chat to Steven Bai ((03) 9808 4909).
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You can actually source the diffuser on its own
Didn't think that was the case. If so, good news for those who want to make custom exhausts as the tip spacing a stand-out feature IMO.

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I've had some work done at Active Motorwerke in Burwood, although not painting related. Their set up is pretty impressive. May be worth having a chat to Steven Bai ((03) 9808 4909).
Ah yeah, I have dealt with Steven before. Nice guy Might give them a ring tomorrow for some painting quotes
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yeah, try Active. Might be slightly more expensive but Vincent does a great job.
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