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      01-26-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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I NEED IMMEDIATE HELP with color codes !!!

im having my front bumper replaced. Anyone knows the color code for Alpine White??? THe bodyshop needs to know the code so they can paint it for me. I need this ASAP so they can get it done today. THANKS A BUNCH!!!


Oh BTW I dont have the car with me. Mom took it to work cus I have school today and dont wanna take it there.
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why not ask your SA?


its rather unsettling when a bodyshop doesn't know color codes...
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How bout calling a BMW dealer? Thats all the help I can give ya

If a body shop cannot get that info--I damn sure would not want them painting my bumper
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why not ask your SA?


its rather unsettling when a bodyshop doesn't know color codes...

It's some code on the door panel.
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E90 "Alpine White III" is code "300"
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just called BMW of Fremont. They said the color code is just 300???
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It's some code on the door panel.

alpine white color code is standard for the US E90s... your SA can help you with that...

still unsettling when the body shop doesn't know color codes....
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alpine white color code is standard for the US E90s... your SA can help you with that...

still unsettling when the body shop doesn't know color codes....
aahh crap. Should I be worried?? it would suck if the paint doesnt match
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just called BMW of Fremont. They said the color code is just 300???
Thats what I said
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aahh crap. Should I be worried?? it would suck if the paint doesnt match
I wouldn't be... It is their business to know paint codes.
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aahh crap. Should I be worried?? it would suck if the paint doesnt match
Code gives them the exact mixing formula
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      01-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #12
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im having my front bumper replaced. Anyone knows the color code for Alpine White??? THe bodyshop needs to know the code so they can paint it for me. I need this ASAP so they can get it done today. THANKS A BUNCH!!!


Oh BTW I dont have the car with me. Mom took it to work cus I have school today and dont wanna take it there.
I would not rush the body shop. considering that good 90% of them doing CRAPPY paint job I would give them some time to do it right. Driving with fresh paint on front bumper? You will have all sort of little things sticked in it a week later.
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If this body shop is asking you for the paint code on your car, PULL IT NOW!

How can they call themselves a repair shop if they can't figure out what the code is and where to find it.

There is a guide that the shop should have. Its called Mitchells. Also, find out if they actually mix their own paint. If they don't you may have a color match problem. They may need to blend the fenders to match the front cover. This is not normally done because they are 2 different materials. The shop will tell you it needs to be done but that may be to hide the poor color match they are getting.

The less you mess with the factory paint, the better.

I'm sorry but your post scares me.
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just out of curiosity, will metallic colors be even harder to match than nonmetallic, say sapphire black?
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Thats what I said

yeah I actually posted that and I saw your post. Anyways I shouldnt be worried about the paint right??
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just out of curiosity, will metallic colors be even harder to match than nonmetallic, say sapphire black?
Yes. The metallic colors have little pieces of metal (duhh) in them and the painter needs to apply the paint a certain way to ge them to lay on the surface the same as the orig paint. It's not easy. Too much in one area and it looks dark, to little and it looks light. You see this mostly on the gold/tan colors on the Toyotas and such.

Black is Black. There is only 3 variances depending on the MFG. Other colors can have as much as 25. I would ask to see any reapir shops work and shop before I would let them do the work. I have seen some very bad work in my time. Saving money will only get you less quality work. It makes sense right?
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Check and see which other panels get painted also. Some shops will fan the paint out over the adjacent panels (with a very light coat) to make the colour match better, especially with metalics where application technique is just as important as colour matching.
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He told me to bring the car by so he can get a paint sample and match the colors. I will bring it by in the morning so he can better match it in the sunlight. I hope it will turn out fine.
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im having my front bumper replaced. Anyone knows the color code for Alpine White??? THe bodyshop needs to know the code so they can paint it for me. I need this ASAP so they can get it done today. THANKS A BUNCH!!!


Oh BTW I dont have the car with me. Mom took it to work cus I have school today and dont wanna take it there.
Yes, it is 300. Here a link for paint code:
http://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/makepaint2.cgi
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2006 BMW 3 Series Locate Color Identification Plate

Alpine White III Clearcoat 300
Orient Blue Metallic Clearcoat 317
Titanium Silver Metallic Clearcoat 354
Imola Red II Clearcoat 405
Electric Red 438
Grey Green Metallic Clearcoat 442
Black Sapphire Metallic Clearcoat 475
Jet Black Clearcoat 668
Mystic Blue Metallic Clearcoat A07
Silver Grey Metallic Clearcoat A08
Quartz Blue Metallic Clearcoat A18
Sparkling Graphite Metallic Clearcoat A22
Sonora Metallic Clearcoat A23
Arctic Metallic Clearcoat A34
Monaco Blue Metallic Clearcoat A35
Barrique Red Metallic Clearcoat A41
Deep Green Metallic Clearcoat A43
Schwarz (matt) 4685
Dunkelgrau (matt) 7172
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THIS THREAD MAKES NO SENSE ....!


If you didn't take it to your BMW dealership or another professional shop then you wouldn't be here asking or doing the paint shop's job...! Ask your "mommy" to take the car to another shop for you.... since you don't want to be bothered doing it yourself or have "other" obligations !!
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THIS THREAD MAKES NO SENSE ....!


If you didn't take it to your BMW dealership or another professional shop then you wouldn't be here asking or doing the paint shop's job...! Ask your "mommy" to take the car to another shop for you.... since you don't want to be bothered doing it yourself or have "other" obligations !!
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