5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
any ideas where to get the paint and how much it will cost?
A good bodyshop should have a paint-code guide for most car manufacturers, and they should be able to get the appropriate paint.
When I had my front add-on spoiler painted to match, the bodyshop brought out a really thick folder and flipped thru' the pages, then found my color code and the OEM paint brand.
a while back when i painted some parts on my car i tried looking for BMW OEM paint, went to the stealership but they told me there was no such thing, but they sent to me NAPA told me thats where they get there paint from thou when they get a car in the body shop
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^^ I am certain BMW uses different OEMs to source the paint. Your paint code is in one o fthe shock pillars under the hood. Just provide that to a reputable shop, and they will be able to get it for you. If you really want to get the paint yourself, use that paintcode and www.paintscratch.com.
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