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      02-24-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Color codes / name for m stripe wrap

So I want to do an M strip using wrap film on my M3 does anyone know the color codes for the light blue / dark blue / and Red to match the M emblem?
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Here's the official version.....

The first Red stripe represented Texaco, the famous American oil retail brand, who had partnered with BMW during the early days of M racing.

Blue represented BMW and Bavarian region.

The purple was used to represent the partnership and to allow for a nice transition between the two colors, blending as some may call it.

Once the BMW/Texaco partnership ended, BMW had to buyout Texaco for the rights to the red.

For those of you that are in the imaging or graphics field, here are the color names and codes used in the ///M stripes:

Pantone:
Blue ? Pantone Process Blue
Purple ? Pantone 268
Red ? Pantone Warm Red

Paint:
blue violett GLASURIT-BMW 4000
light blue GLASURIT-BMW 5002
red GLASURIT-BMW 353

RGB:
Blue ? 0 138 201 (Hex: 008AC9)
Purple ? 43 17 90 (Hex: 2B115A)
Red ? 241 26 34 (Hex: F11A22)

Pantone = color process (order) used by printing shops to define colors.

Paint = in this case it is refering to a GLASURIT paint code. Or a specific mix of auto paints.

RGB = Red, Green, Blue. The same process your computer monitor or TV uses to make colors.

Now don't ask me about how they stick the logo's onto the cars. 3M technology is just way too complicated
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Simple google search rendered this info


Here's the official version.....

The first Red stripe represented Texaco, the famous American oil retail brand, who had partnered with BMW during the early days of M racing.

Blue represented BMW and Bavarian region.

The purple was used to represent the partnership and to allow for a nice transition between the two colors, blending as some may call it.

Once the BMW/Texaco partnership ended, BMW had to buyout Texaco for the rights to the red.

For those of you that are in the imaging or graphics field, here are the color names and codes used in the ///M stripes:

Pantone:
Blue ? Pantone Process Blue
Purple ? Pantone 268
Red ? Pantone Warm Red

Paint:
blue violett GLASURIT-BMW 4000
light blue GLASURIT-BMW 5002
red GLASURIT-BMW 353

RGB:
Blue ? 0 138 201 (Hex: 008AC9)
Purple ? 43 17 90 (Hex: 2B115A)
Red ? 241 26 34 (Hex: F11A22)

Pantone = color process (order) used by printing shops to define colors.

Paint = in this case it is refering to a GLASURIT paint code. Or a specific mix of auto paints.

RGB = Red, Green, Blue. The same process your computer monitor or TV uses to make colors.

Now don't ask me about how they stick the logo's onto the cars. 3M technology is just way too complicated
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Wow thanks that is cool history!
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Wow thanks that is cool history!
and mostly incorrect.
Starting with the Texaco deal never materialized. so the rest is internet myth like buyouts.
Quote: The “red” was supposed to be the hook for Texaco. However, prior to BMW actually putting an M Division product on the field, the deal between BMW and Texaco fell through.

REF:
https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-li...nd-colors.html
https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/03/09/t...-bmw-m-colors/
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