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      08-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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anyone know the paint code to the m-sport diffuser?

anyone know the paint code to the m-sport diffuser?

I have a '11 335 m-sport coupe, and I am converting to a quad exhaust. the cf diffuser I am thinking about getting will need to be painted to stay as 'oem' looking as possible.

does anyone know the paint code? it appears to be a couple shades lighter than the black sapphire paint of the car. It appears to be dark gray and non-metallic.

anyone?

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      08-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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      08-21-2010, 06:28 AM   #3
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BTM - Thanks, but I know my paint code for black sapphire (that's the color of the vehicle) - my problem is that the diffuser is painted a different color... a lighter shade in the dark gray color. THAT is the color code I need. I can't find it anywhere.
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The diffuser is not painted, it's just bare plastic.
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The diffuser is not painted, it's just bare plastic.
not on the '11. It's definitely painted, and it's some dark gray color.
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not on the '11. It's definitely painted, and it's some dark gray color.
ohhhhhhh yeah. the diffusor is painted like a glossy black, right?
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      08-21-2010, 06:54 AM   #7
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Please see pic. The diffuser is painted a dark gray gloss color. I need that paint code if anyone knows. It appears to be non-metallic. Thanks.

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      08-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #8
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not on the '11. It's definitely painted, and it's some dark gray color.
That is correct.
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      08-21-2010, 04:09 PM   #9
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could it be space gray metallic?
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That's unusual... another difference between e90 & e92... e90 has the standard matte grey one.
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yea, I've read a lot of that so far... the '11's are all sorts of different... little tweaks here and there... not just limited to the 'n55'... well, we'll just add another to the list.
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BTM - Thanks, but I know my paint code for black sapphire (that's the color of the vehicle) - my problem is that the diffuser is painted a different color... a lighter shade in the dark gray color. THAT is the color code I need. I can't find it anywhere.
Ahh I thought you wanted to paint the diffuser the same color as your car. I wonder if you could go into your dealer and talk to the parts guys - they've proven to be pretty helpful in my experience
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i cant see any specific colour on the ETK :?
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The diffuser is not painted, it's just bare plastic.
I am under the same impression. I just painted the diffuser on my 2010 M-Sport and found it to be bare ABS plastic.
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look the large photo of the '11 above. The 2011's E92 diffusers ARE painted. Gloss Grey (something>. I'm just going to paint the new quad diffuser space gray metallic (even though the paint that is on there now is gray clearcoat.) It will be close enough I suppose, I just wanted the OEM code. Not a lot of folks yet on this forum have the 11 e92 m-sports yet. I'll call BMW Monday to get the code.
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      08-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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anyone every figure out what this paint code is, I really nead it?
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      08-22-2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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Definitely not space grey. More closer to a sparkling graphite. I pretty much have the same car as you OP, but a convertible. That is an excellent question...I could ask JMK BMW body shop near me...
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Bump!! What is the paint code, I need to know by next Wednesday!!!!
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I would recommend the aerosol Sem Trim Black 39143 for the diffuser. It's very close to OEM finish and you can get them at your local professional automotive paint store.
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maybe just clearcoat on the original grey plastic?
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Bump!! What is the paint code, I need to know by next Wednesday!!!!
Bumpp i need suggestions on this as well, anyone have an answer or pics of why they have for a gray / OEM finish??
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