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      01-20-2013, 12:23 AM   #23
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      01-20-2013, 01:16 AM   #24
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      01-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #25
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ok i painted for years before i got into the Army and yes they may have the correct paint code, but there are diff variances with each code (more pearl, bluer, less metallic, etc) so they just got the wrong variance and need to fix it..dont accept it bc its BS and the painter/owner knows better..i hope this helps clarify...also ive learned from the years white is a very hard color to match along with plastic bumper covers have an effect on colors, but they know better than that with such a nice car
+1 on that. I currently work at a body shop and it's hard sometimes. Just make sure they get it right.
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      01-20-2013, 01:43 AM   #26
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that looks terrible, looks like your bumper yellowed
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      01-20-2013, 03:20 AM   #27
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Sorry; what a hassle. I would have the reflectors filled in. It's a no-brainer when someone else is paying for the paint!
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      01-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #28
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Wow, two tone white.
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      01-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #29
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Not only is the collor not close but the applied the clear bra on fresh paint. That is a no no. The paint must cure fully before aplying the film... the rule of thumb is 30 days. I would not have installed the film because I know if it has to be removed chances are it will lift the paint with it. The body shop should know that as well as the clear bra installer.
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      01-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #30
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Looks like they colored matched your bumper to the snow.
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      01-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #31
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Ok, Mineral White might not be the easiest color to match but that's a horrible match and it's obvious they didn't even attempt to color match. They also did a poor job of reinstalling the poorly painted bumper. I'd still be pissed at them and I'd certainly take my car to a different body shop at this point...Good luck getting everything sorted out!
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      01-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #32
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and there you have it folks, the clear difference between mineral white and alpine white
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      01-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #33
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It almost looks like they painted your bumper alpine white...
Yeah that sounds exactly right.
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      01-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #34
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Color code A96 but used color code 300. You know, white is white...
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      01-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #35
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looks good do another couple panels in the wrong white and start a trend.
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      01-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #36
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I can see that mineral white and alpine white...
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      01-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #37
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Wow clearly not mineral white! I call total BS on the body shop claiming they can't match mineral white! If they have the correct paint code they should be able to match it to look 95% close. The hardest color to match is silver in any metallic form. I've seen shops fight so hard to get it but its so hard to match.

Good luck I hope the insurance company comes through and gets it all squared away so you can go to a reputable body shop.

On a side note , I never ever will go to a body shop BMW reccomends. I got rear ended a couple of years ago in my 328, long story short BMW reccomends a shop and it was so bad they had to respray my whole deck lid. I had such bad craters in there even after the 2nd job. I walked out saying to myself I'm training this car in ASAP!

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      01-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #38
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like a few members posted, white... let alone mineral white that has a metallic finish. Is a tough colour to match, i had this same problem with my 1 of my old cars. I took it back to the shop until they got it right. They said the same thing your shop said. But they were good enough to redo it 3 times before they got it right.

take it back for sure!
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      01-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #39
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holy shit that is so far off

good luck, man
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      01-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #40
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So glad I went to body shop school...
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      01-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #41
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looks good do another couple panels in the wrong white and start a trend.
Funny but it still hurts
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      01-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #42
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man oh man i feel your pain, painting is not easy same thing happened on my E90 bumper shitty job, not to change the topic but those snow wheels look really good
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I'm not accepting it, I just got to wait for insurance to call me on Monday. Completely unacceptable I'm going to try to see who the painter was and get a few words with him
+1 i would too bro
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man oh man i feel your pain, painting is not easy same thing happened on my E90 bumper shitty job, not to change the topic but those snow wheels look really good
Haha thanks, they are the BMW recommended winter shoes
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