BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
OneEighty
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #23
Ricfutures
4
Lieutenant
 
Ricfutures's Avatar
 
Drives: EB M235i
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SoCal

Posts: 462
iTrader: (0)

It is impossible to get an accurate opinion on color using photos taken with a cell phone. There are so many things wrong with the photos you provided, angles, lighting, glare... Ultimately you will not get the answers you are looking for here.

That being said this job looks 100% better than the previous paint job.
__________________
EB M235i ()
E92 M3 ()
350z (Sold)
Ricfutures is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #24
///M Power-Belgium
38
Brigadier General
 
///M Power-Belgium's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M3-DCT- E92 Silverstone II
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belgium

Posts: 3,805
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedyM3 View Post
Dose it say anywhere in the rules where I cannot post pictures of my bumper and can only of "mods or a photo shoot" like you said in your last reply? No, so if you don't like me posting this pointless threads go on with your life and ignore it. I put these pictures up to share with the rest of the forum how bad a BMW recommended shop can paint your car, and also to get some opinions on the matter. So if you don't like it, move on
So i think you have read my comment about your problem with MW and different material to paint on...also by IND !
What will you do now...next step... to solve the color problem ???
///M Power-Belgium is offline   Belgium
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #25
SpeedyM3
2
Second Lieutenant
 
SpeedyM3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Earth

Posts: 257
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M Power-Belgium
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedyM3 View Post
Dose it say anywhere in the rules where I cannot post pictures of my bumper and can only of "mods or a photo shoot" like you said in your last reply? No, so if you don't like me posting this pointless threads go on with your life and ignore it. I put these pictures up to share with the rest of the forum how bad a BMW recommended shop can paint your car, and also to get some opinions on the matter. So if you don't like it, move on
So i think you have read my comment about your problem with MW and different material to paint on...also by IND !
What will you do now...next step... to solve the color problem ???
I spoke to the manager of the bodyshop and he said the clear bra might change it to blend in with the rest of the front of the car that has clear bra. If that doesn't work I will try to order a painted one from BMW and see if that works.

If I knew MW would be such a pain in the a$$ than I wouldn't have ordered this color. Lesson learned for next time.
SpeedyM3 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 05:57 PM   #26
TRY...M3
14
Major
 
TRY...M3's Avatar
 
Drives: Depends on the day
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PA

Posts: 1,432
iTrader: (2)

I think if you would have went to a reputable shop you wouldn't be in this position. It's all junk in there how can you expect you car to be up to your standards..
__________________
e92///M3
TT Lamborghini Gallardo
INSTAGRAM: CHRISTIANPERLES
Lamborghini-Talk.com: Christian.
TRY...M3 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #27
Vic311
14
Banned
 
Drives: 2011 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY

Posts: 1,469
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRY...M3 View Post
I think if you would have went to a reputable shop you wouldn't be in this position. It's all junk in there how can you expect you car to be up to your standards..
Agreed..a Kia and 2 Hondas..if its a BMW recommended shop..where are the bimmers
Vic311 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #28
SpeedyM3
2
Second Lieutenant
 
SpeedyM3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Earth

Posts: 257
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vic311
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRY...M3 View Post
I think if you would have went to a reputable shop you wouldn't be in this position. It's all junk in there how can you expect you car to be up to your standards..
Agreed..a Kia and 2 Hondas..if its a BMW recommended shop..where are the bimmers
There was a 335 next to my car I just didn't get it in the picture.
SpeedyM3 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #29
///M Power-Belgium
38
Brigadier General
 
///M Power-Belgium's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M3-DCT- E92 Silverstone II
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belgium

Posts: 3,805
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedyM3 View Post
I spoke to the manager of the bodyshop and he said the clear bra might change it to blend in with the rest of the front of the car that has clear bra. If that doesn't work I will try to order a painted one from BMW and see if that works.

If I knew MW would be such a pain in the a$$ than I wouldn't have ordered this color. Lesson learned for next time.
Order a painted one from BMW is a good idea ...if it's possible to get a painted one...from BMW ?
BTW...i hope that your problem will solved soon
///M Power-Belgium is offline   Belgium
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #30
Vic311
14
Banned
 
Drives: 2011 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY

Posts: 1,469
iTrader: (0)

I dont understand..you had one of the premier tuner shops chime in on how difficult it is to match MW.

So OP this what you need to do:

1) Take your car to a "good" body shop..By good I mean a shop that is painting high end cars

2) Have them blend the hood and fenders
Vic311 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #31
Smokey
7
Lucky Lefty
 
Smokey's Avatar
 
Drives: on twisty roads
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: *

Posts: 718
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 M3  [5.00]
2013 bmw F25 msport  [5.00]
2011 335iS  [4.80]
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedyM3 View Post
I spoke to the manager of the bodyshop and he said the clear bra might change it to blend in with the rest of the front of the car that has clear bra. If that doesn't work I will try to order a painted one from BMW and see if that works.

If I knew MW would be such a pain in the a$$ than I wouldn't have ordered this color. Lesson learned for next time.
Depending on the type of paint used, it might take 2-4 weeks for it to cure, so applying the bra right away might not be such a good idea.
__________________

The Power of M
Smokey is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #32
h4nh
8
Captain
 
h4nh's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SC E90 M3 / 13 F10 M5
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 E90 M3 (superc ...  [5.00]
2013 M5  [0.00]
This is what happened to my brilliant white bumper. My buddy who owns the paint shop used ppg mixture and the pearls came out too be too fine. I went to get the Glasurit sample and it has the right pearls now.

Sometimes a different paint brand will be off. I know the Glasurit brand matches very well. I believe that's what bmw uses.

The same formula could be applied to ppg paint or dupont but it may not come out the same.
__________________
h4nh is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #33
tpowerdinny
6
Specialist
 
Drives: A Tricycle
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NYC

Posts: 672
iTrader: (4)

In the first pic the passenger side looks off but their a large light source there. The driver side looks fine. I wouldn't judge a shop by what other cars they have there. Mineral White seems to be a very tough color to match. You should have asked them to paint a sample stick before painting and then laid it on top of your hood.. If you are asking I'm assuming you don't think its a perfect match.
tpowerdinny is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST