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My 94 540 is painted underneath (archive)

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Posted by Mike O on October 17, 2001 at 16:52:12:

In Reply to: Re: This link may be helpful for E34 owners as wel posted by JOE ORDING on October 17, 2001 at 15:55:16:

My 94 540 is definitely painted my car color under the black rubbery tar painted over the rocker panels. From the looks of it, a small peice of tape was on the rocker when the black was applied. It susequently came off and exposed body paint (w/o clearcoat, IIRC).

I have silver paint, but it is certainly not aluminum or any other bare metal underneath. It is also quite clear that it is under the black coating.

I am going to try stipping via the Castrol stuff, and will post results when done.

Mike O
94 540, should go faster w/o all that lumpy black :)

I don't think there's any paint under the gray (actually supposed to be black) stuff on our cars. Gordon had his painted recently, and the in-progress shots looked like there was no paint at all.

I know that some E34's have grey-painted side skirts. Below is the instructions for removing the grey paint and revealing the body-color paint that is under the ugly grey paint. I know this works for E36's as I have done it, but not entirely sure about E34's. If anyone can verify one way or another, I would appreciate it. You could always try it on a small, inconspicuous area.

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