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      09-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Paint match: would you find this acceptable?

*Vendor contacted. Thanks for all the feedback. Seems to be a well regarded vendor so I'm hoping they will help me work this out.

I bought an aero lip and painted grilles from a vendor on here a few weeks ago and finally had the chance to try them on. The fitment is good but I'm quite disappointed by the paint match. The white is a much brighter white on the parts. I'm not expecting a perfect match but this is just a little too off for me. Am I being unreasonable here?

Here's some pics. The contrast is much more pronounced in person. I haven't contacted the seller yet cause I wanted to get a consensus first.







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      09-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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You're not being unreasonable, that's pretty noticeable, especially the grilles.
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      09-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Whenever you order prepainted parts, especially for AW, the match won't ever be spot on. Your particular situation is fairly noticable so I would attempt to correct it. My spoiler is a little bit off, but only I would notice it in direct sunlight so I'm ok.
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      09-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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Thats definitely not even a close match.
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      09-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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That is defiantly worth a compliant. I would be very disappointed and probably take it off to get repainted. I honestly think they used the wrong paint color completely. Good luck
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      09-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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that looks terrible
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      09-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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Yup not gonna lie looks pretty bad!
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      09-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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It's quite off, one reason I dont sell the cosmetic bits. Too much of a pain maintaining quality control!
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      09-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #9
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from what i hear alpine white is VERY hard to match so its almost never perfect. Ive never seen a white BMW that looks the same as another white BMW lol, not sure of the reason
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If you leave the lip outside to collect some dust for a week then yeah they will match. I would definitely call the vendor!@#$%^
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      09-21-2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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Too obvious. Alpine White is hard to match. It will always be off a little bit.
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Thats not even close. Id complain
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the grill is very off ..I would just contact the vendor and see what your options are
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      09-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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Had the same problem with a space gray aero lip. Bothered me too much so I sold it.
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In the first pic I don't see much of a difference due to the angle/lighting but in every other pic there is a huge difference. It actually looks like the grill is meant to be a different color...
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Yeah. I would complain. That's the problem with parts that are painted from the vendor. While I'm sure they do a good job with the application, it will never be spot on. When you go to a body shop they mix a small amount of paint and then test it. All cars fade and oxidize differently. Unless the car is there when they mix the paint, it won't be perfect.
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wow

get that fixed
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