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Old 02-23-2013, 01:17 AM
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Individual paint: quality question

I was at BMW Welt this week, and was looking at a new M6. There was a Tanzanite Blue and a Sakhir Orange.

The Tanzanite had jaw dropping quality- virtually no orange peel, maybe some slight ripples on part of the hood, but stunning.

The orange was horrific. The bumper was a mismatch to the body, and there was orange peel on every panel.

(I took the factory tour, and watched the robots lay done orange peel with precision! I was almost apoplectic, but nobody seemed to notice- just oohs and ahhs....)

My question: Does individual paint' on an order buy me this quality? Will I get the same quality I saw on this Welt example? The rep there said "Yes, individual is a special process". Buy he was, after all, a salesman.

True? False?

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:03 AM
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I asked during the tour and they said it Is painted on a different line. The M6 is not built in Munich though so I'm not sure if different plants handle it the same or better? Still, I'm also curious to know more.
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True - individual paint cars are painted twice. They paint a bad shell first as a test run.
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Both Individual and Custom Order paint are done off-line. As a data point, I was quoted a whopping $7,850 to paint a '14 M6 vert in one of the old standard BMW colors, Montreal Blue.

I've also seen a Tanzanite 650 vert and the paint was perfect.
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Both Individual and Custom Order paint are done off-line. As a data point, I was quoted a whopping $7,850 to paint a '14 M6 vert in one of the old standard BMW colors, Montreal Blue.

I've also seen a Tanzanite 650 vert and the paint was perfect.
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