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Old 11-23-2015, 03:30 PM
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Paint chipping, Anyone else dealing with this?

My 03 x5 has paint chipping on the roof between the windshield and sunroof. I am debating on either having a dip done to the whole truck or getting that spot fixed. it is about the size of a basket ball and growing. Anyone have any insight on this, or if this happened to you?
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:34 PM
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What model & what color?
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:43 PM
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What model & what color?
it is dark gray and a 4.4i here is a picture after i restored the headlights.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:52 PM
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i also added another picture on my profile where you can see the paint coming off on the roof
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:15 PM
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is that the clear coat that's beginning to peel.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:00 AM
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is that the clear coat that's beginning to peel.
No it is the actual paint. it is down to the primer. I had a mustang do this once and I was told that it was cheap paint but ford wouldnt do a recall on it. I am really hoping that this isnt the same problem.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:51 AM
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it is dark gray and a 4.4i here is a picture after i restored the headlights.
Open the hood and look along the front edge of the engine bay...and you should see the vehicles official color code label.

Looks like Anthacite in your pic...but no need to guess if the actual color label is there. You can see in the pic below what it looks like. The top line is the exterior paint's final finish color. The "xxx/x" alpha digits on the far left of the 2nd line is the paint code nbr. The name listed on the 2nd line after the exterior's final finish paint code is the base coat/undercoat paint color and is usually the non metallic color you see in the engine bay. The vertical 7 digit nbr on the right side is the label's part nbr in case you need to order a new one from BMW.

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg

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Old 11-24-2015, 09:06 AM
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Open the hood and look along the front edge of the engine bay...and you should see the vehicles official color code label.

Looks like Anthacite in your pic...but no need to guess if the actual color label is there. You can see in the pic below what it looks like. The top line is the exterior paint's final finish color. The "xxx/x" alpha digits on the far left of the 2nd line is the paint code nbr. The name listed on the 2nd line after the exterior's final finish paint code is the base coat/undercoat paint color and is usually the non metallic color you see in the engine bay. The vertical 7 digit nbr on the right side is the label's part nbr in case you need to order a new one from BMW.

Here is my paint tag and a picture of what is happening to the roof.



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Old 11-24-2015, 09:09 AM
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sorry the pics wont post, below is a link
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:09 AM
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