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Old 02-16-2014, 01:47 PM
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JGMods Paint and Bumpers. Do they match?

I heard that alpinweiss3 / 300 was a hard paint to match.

Has anyone had experience with jgmods and if the paint matches excellent?

I am getting a m3 front replica from them.

I know they have good customer service and also prices and bumper fit seems to be great but I am concerned with paint match.

I don't want to look at my car and have a bumper that stands out in different lighting due to slide shade difference.

Any help is greatly appreciated.




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I always recommend you to get the bumper sprayed locally.

As a car ages, the uv rays from the sun discolor the paint.

If you want an absolute perfect match, you will need to have paint matched, locally. The shop will need both your car and the bumper to match it properly.

With that being said, yes, white is hard to match.
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I have a 2011 and it's garaged since I bought it 7 months ago. Paint is in prestige condition.

Paint matching is for faded clear right? Like they buff and compound sand dull paint on fenders and hood and maybe re clear coat them to look new?

So would it be accurate for me to say that if my paint job is in "like new" condition then it should match if they do a good job?


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I always recommend you to get the bumper sprayed locally.

As a car ages, the uv rays from the sun discolor the paint.

If you want an absolute perfect match, you will need to have paint matched, locally. The shop will need both your car and the bumper to match it properly.

With that being said, yes, white is hard to match.
+1 and I couldn't have said it better myself. We don't ship painted parts and always recommend that you guys get things painted at a local shop. There is a high probability that the paint may get damaged from the shipping process or it may not match the car 100%. Trust me, it's not worth the headache!
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for alpine white, its not an easy match, painted locally is the best method for paint code 300.
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I have a 2011 and it's garaged since I bought it 7 months ago. Paint is in prestige condition.

Paint matching is for faded clear right? Like they buff and compound sand dull paint on fenders and hood and maybe re clear coat them to look new?

So would it be accurate for me to say that if my paint job is in "like new" condition then it should match if they do a good job?


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There are other variables than just the sun.

Paint can vary depending on the batch it came from, the quality of materials, what factory it came from, etc.

There are 3 shades of alpine white depending on which manufacturing plant the vehicle was produced in. They can have a blue, yellow, or pink tinge to them.

Still think it's a good idea to blindly buy a painted bumper online?
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I'm in a difficult position as I found a local shop and it looks in the sunlight at certain angles that the yellower variant fits.

He picked that for the bumper as the bluish variant was too bright, however when I put the bumper on it looks a little too light and it doesn't have a pinkish tint to it like my car does it's very slightly different

However his paint card that he has to match the different colors the pink version he has on the card is too dark for my car so it's really weird


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