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      05-05-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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blue is the Colour

LeMans is such a lovely colour when polished/waxed but a nightmare to keep looking good.

Anyone else found this colour very scratch sensitive?
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      05-05-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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      05-05-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
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I really do like the Le Mans with the cream dakota, will be interesting to see anyones comments on the scratch issue
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      05-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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Err yes, I can definately confirm the ease of which this colour scratches. My E90 330i M sport was a bugger for it. Looks great polished though.
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LeMans? i thought that was montego blue?
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      05-05-2008, 03:06 PM   #6
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i believe motego blue is a bit darker than le mans blue
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That colour is indeedy lovely! Especially with the light interior such a lovely combination
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      05-05-2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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i have lemans and have lots of marks around the door handles and boot too its needs a good polish by someone good
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My dad has Le Mans and I was looking at it today. It has a few scratches around the boot lid from my mums rings I would guess.

But his is Le Mans, Cream Beige and it looks so nice.
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      05-05-2008, 04:00 PM   #10
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Mine is a montego blue with cream beige and if anything, the le mans blue is a little darker and a richer blue. Depending upon the light and the level of polish, they can look very similar indeed. I would have picked le mans blue in preference but didn't want the m-sport stuff that had to come with it - as well as the extra two grand for basically not a lot. (From my perspective only, gents, no flaming required. )
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Mine is a montego blue with cream beige and if anything, the le mans blue is a little darker and a richer blue. Depending upon the light and the level of polish, they can look very similar indeed. I would have picked le mans blue in preference but didn't want the m-sport stuff that had to come with it - as well as the extra two grand for basically not a lot. (From my perspective only, gents, no flaming required. )
Le mans is darker than Montego both are nice. The 2k is basically not a lot of extra kit agreed, but if you go for Sports Seats and bigger rims you might as well go for the sport imo. Nothing against the SE it looks great + you can get lots more colour choice.
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didnt you pay 2k just for the rims, think i would of went for sport nice steering wheel seats gearstick trim body kit alloys shall i go on, all you have do it is cancel the sports springs which is at a cost of 0 then it rides like a se i think
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New BMW paint is generally pretty soft. My current 335D is in Le Mans, but have previously owned cars in Graphite and Sapphire Black. Compared to those colours, Le Mans is quite forgiving. I agree with you though that it does look its best freshly polished and sealed (Wax or Synthetic, depending on your taste)
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Looks awesome mate!

is it cream or lemon?
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Looks awesome mate!

is it cream or lemon?
Le Mans looks awesome
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      05-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #16
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In all truth, at the time of speccing the car I just didn't want to spend the two grand a lot of which seemed to me to be, at the time, trinkets. I also don't like the wheels - a bugger to clean and I know I picked the worst ones - the radials but at least they were a cheap upgrade and, I assumed, would contribute to a slightly more humane ride.

The SE choosers have the 189 and 230s to choose from and I think they are both nicer - and easier to maintain, than either of the m-sport choices.

As for that bit of grey plastic at the back of the m-sport. Yeuch! I saw a gorgeous white m-sport with the 19" rims in Glasgow - spotless, then walk round the back and there is this unfinished slab of plastic. It looked god-awful and totally spoiled the look of the car. Why isn't it body colour FFS?

I didn't want the sports seats because in any other leather clad car I've had which had sporty or bolstered seats, the leather wore away on the edge as you get in the car.
As for the 135 for the "anthracite" headlining - what an effing con! I'm sorry, if I go for a burr walnut and cream beige interior, the last thing I want is black headlining!
My test drive was in an m-sport, crimson red and not very shiny at the time, black dakota leather and the silver "aluminium" trim. Maybe it wasn't sparking and shiny inside - which didn't help but SWMBO and I both thought it was one of the dullest, drabbest interiors on a 30k+ car we had ever seen.

That was then. Since then I have seen other m-sport coupes and I must say, on the whole, rather nice - especially a le mans blue 320i waiting for it's new owner at the dealer's without the aluminium trim and it looked a corker!

So, each to his own. Now if you could have given me an m-sport with 189 or 230 wheels, no anthracite headlining, no aluminium trim and a body colour rear valance - now your talking
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I have lots of scratches on the boot lid - I have a nasty one which was done by someone in the car park the day I got it back from the bodyshop

I can see some stonechips on the bonnet - It has been sprayed a few times now. So they come and go....
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Very nice indeed, but then I would say that
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I can conf that this col does seem to scratch easily.

I have quite a few "swirl" marks on mine.

What's the best way to get rid of them? Will they polish out?

Thanks

PS. Excellent col/wheel combo there
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Very nice indeed, but then I would say that
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Look at this BMW colour chart, all kind of blue.
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