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      06-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Stages of the BMW Paint Process

BMW base paint steps for the 1 Series. Display seen at the AMI Leipzig show.

This color was Mineral White which is an option for X1s made at Leipzig.

BMW's six paint stages are:

1) Steel Panel
2) Cathodic Dipping Paint. Rust Protection.
3) Primer coat. Protection against stone-chipping. Color base for base coat.
4) Water based coat of final color. First layer.
5) Water based coat of final color. Second layer.
6) Clear coat. Brilliance and resistance against environmental influence.

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Video showing the process (paint process starts at approximately 1:22):