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Old 06-11-2012, 06:48 PM
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Touch up paint

I have a 2006 325i that is dark blue. I am looking for touch up paint that works. I checked with the dealer and they wanted around $40 for a small tube. Has anyone found any cheaper alternatives?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:01 PM
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Not if you want the BMW OEM paint. You could try maybe asking for a BMW CCA Discount? I suppose a paint shop could mix you up a small batch. Dunno how much that would cost.

I bought a BMW replacement bottle (including bottle of clearcoat) in Melbourne Red, it was maybe $30.00 IIRC.

Here's Monaco Blue for $32.99:

http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Genuine-Mo.../dp/B002BY798E

Or you could just web search, here is an example:

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/cho...l=All%20Models
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if you want to stay with OEM you can try ECS tuning, I think it's 20 bucks...
http://www.ecstuning.com/
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:15 AM
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Dr Color Chip Kit

The Paint is better than OEM and the whole kit works really well.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:39 PM
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If you look in the engine bay by one usually the drivers side strut tower you'll see a placard with your color code on it. The Monaco Blue SunnyandRich posted might be your color but it's always best to check. If it is you should also have a letter number combo on the sticker (for that color it would be A35). If all that matches up then I have that particular paint touch up kit available HERE.
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Wow your dealer really marks up their prices. I think I paid around $22 back a few months ago to buy the BMW Paint kit, works pretty well if the user is skilled enough
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:00 PM
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I bought the touch-up paint at the selling dealer. 27 bucks but it came with two tubes of paint. Not much different cost wise than PepBoys or somewhere.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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I just found a nail polish paint by Revlon called "Midnight Affair" (lol) that matches my dark blue 325i perfectly and only costs $5.99.
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I have a 2006 325i that is dark blue. I am looking for touch up paint that works. I checked with the dealer and they wanted around $40 for a small tube. Has anyone found any cheaper alternatives?
Ridiculous. For that amount of money you can get the Dr. Colorchip minimum package...although there may be shipping involved.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:55 AM
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I just bought it from the dealer for $38 CAD
came with 2 little bottles (the paint and the clear coat)
what a rip off.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 AM
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I just bought it from the dealer for $38 CAD
came with 2 little bottles (the paint and the clear coat)
what a rip off.
You Should have bought Revlon! lol
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