BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

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


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wash, Wax, Detail, Cosmetic Maintenance & Repairs
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-26-2017, 12:24 AM   #1
ioric18
New Member
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2011 e93
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Cali

iTrader: (0)

Recommended Paint Brand for DIY with Paint 688 Jet Black?

As title suggests, does anyone know what's the recommended brand for Jet Black 668 paint? I'd been quoted $200 to painting a small trim piece, which I bought new and came with Primer on it. This trim is to replace a crack piece on my e93 roof. So I'm thinking to try DIY.

I googled 668 and I came across this. Anyone has experience with this and how it blends with remaining color of the car?

https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-B.../dp/B004TBOGPG

Thanks all,

Last edited by ioric18; 10-26-2017 at 02:07 PM.
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 08:55 AM   #2
SEMOM3
Private
United_States
72
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: 2012 e92 M3 SG
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Southeast MO

iTrader: (0)

You probably won't find many on here who will recommend a single stage gloss black paint for jerez. Since it's a small trim piece, it's understandable that the $200 sounds high, but from a shop perspective the effort in the job isn't going to be much less than a single panel.
Unless there is a single stage Jerez out there somewhere, you'll need to have it painted and then cleared with actual Jerez Black paint. As far as brands go, PPG is always my go-to.
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
ioric18
New Member
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2011 e93
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Cali

iTrader: (0)

Thank you for the reply.

I looked up PPG, and seems like they carry A73 Jerez black. Is that the right paint code?

Also, can you help elaborate what you mean by "clear it by Jerez Black"?

Doing this for the 1st time, so appreciate any wise words (or DIY link) from all the experts out there. Thanks again.
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 01:20 PM   #4
SEMOM3
Private
United_States
72
Rep
84
Posts

Drives: 2012 e92 M3 SG
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Southeast MO

iTrader: (0)

If you're using multi-stage paint, you'll have a Jerez Black base coat and then you'll have to spray a clear coat over the top. If you use a single stage like a gloss paint in a spray can, you don't need the clear coat over it. I'm not sure about the paint code selection, but any PPG vendor should be able to look it up for you without trouble.
Unless you find it in an aerosol spray can, it does require equipment like a spray gun and compressor.
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 01:39 PM   #5
UPSROD
Major
356
Rep
1,202
Posts

Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Richland, Wa.

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3  [5.00]
A73 is the BMW code for Jerez Black, 668 is Jet Black....solid non metallic black.
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2017, 06:28 PM   #6
ioric18
New Member
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2011 e93
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Cali

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the clarification.
I looked up the sticker under my hood and saw 688, so yes, I will need Jet Black paint, not A73 Jerez Black. (My bad)

I found a few helpful DIY links below:
1) http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ight=DIY+paint
2)


Since the part is already primed from BMW, I'll do the following:
1) Wash and wipe it clean/dry
2) Spray 1st layer of paint, wait 5-10min before 2nd/3rd paint
3) Apple coat 3~5 times, depends on finish condition.
4) Wet Sand with 2000 grit
5) Compound, then Polish to remove orange peel off

Anything missing from the above steps?
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2017, 06:56 AM   #7
deansbimmer
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
deansbimmer's Avatar
United_States
1469
Rep
1,968
Posts


Drives: 2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: DFW, Texas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2011 X5M  [0.00]
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
If you're seriously considering actually painting an M3 roof trim with a spray can to then just follow the instructions on the can. In my experience, Duplicolor paints don't last. In a year you'll notice it looks like crap compared to OEM.

You can make it look good for a while if you are a painter, but if you have to ask about the steps involved, odds are the results are not going to look good and you're going to spend a day futzing around with it. What's your time worth? Pay a shop the nominal $200 to have it done right with the proper materials.
Appreciate 0
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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