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      05-05-2020, 03:03 PM   #1
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Individual touch-up paint

Anyone know where I can buy individual touch-up paint, specifically Fashion Gray? Thanks
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      05-05-2020, 04:49 PM   #2
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I would also like to know if there is a good online resource. I called BMW and they said to call a body shop...
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      05-05-2020, 05:24 PM   #3
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You might try Dr. Colorchip since I have individual Daytona Violet and they say they have that color available to ship.
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Anyone know where I can buy individual touch-up paint, specifically Fashion Gray? Thanks

The dealership can't order individual touch up paint?
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      05-05-2020, 05:29 PM   #5
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Anyone know where I can buy individual touch-up paint, specifically Fashion Gray? Thanks

The dealership can't order individual touch up paint?
I was told they couldn't, but I can ask again.
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      05-05-2020, 05:30 PM   #6
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The dealership can't order individual touch up paint?
Nope, I asked my dealer if I could get some and they checked and said no because they only make bulk quantities of individual paint to be used to paint cars rather than make touch up kits. My dealer told me the same to check at a body shop to see if they could match it.

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Nope, I asked my dealer if I could get some and they checked and said no because they only make bulk quantities of individual paint to be used to paint cars rather than make touch up kits. My dealer told me the same to check at a body shop to see if they could match it.

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WOW!! thanks for the nugget. If I ever order an individual color I will ask if they can give me some touch up paint as a sample while they are painting the car.

Good luck. hopefully you will find a body shop will be able to match the color.
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I have had good luck with touchup direct. My dealer pointed me to them. I have azurite and the touchup matched great. https://touchupdirect.com
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I got mine from https://colorndrive.com/en. Check your color code and buy the matched paint.
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Another vote for dr colorchip
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      05-05-2020, 08:56 PM   #11
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Third vote for Dr. Color Chip.
Perfect color match, and easy application. You can't go wrong.
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You know they charge more money for an individual paint job, they should GIVE you a bottle of touch up when they deliver the car.

Is the touch up paint the same as the stuff they spray on the car during the build process?
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You know they charge more money for an individual paint job, they should GIVE you a bottle of touch up when they deliver the car.

Is the touch up paint the same as the stuff they spray on the car during the build process?
Agree! Man it would be nice to have one right when you pick up the car. It should come with the toolkit.
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Do NOT get automotivetouchup.com if it gets mentioned. I had ordered it per recommendation found here and on my standard Mineral White it looked like I used Wite-out.
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Third vote for Dr. Color Chip.
Perfect color match, and easy application. You can't go wrong.
Sigh, are you guys going to talk me into it? Crap, I guess you just might.
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You might try Dr. Colorchip since I have individual Daytona Violet and they say they have that color available to ship.
I was able to get Individual San Marino Blue for my wife's M3 from Dr. Colorchip. I haven't had an opportunity to use it so I can't vouch for how well it matches.

I've also used Dr. Colorchip on my wife's previous Le Mans Blue 335is Coupe, our Interlagos Blue Z4 M Roadster, and my Sakhir Orange M4, as well as my MiL's red Toyota Camry. All matched very well.
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This shop is a small husband and wife operation that uses BASF paints, made to order. I used them for a few colors and they have always been spot on with the match and a generous bottle as well. Fast shipping and good communication. Love supporting the 'smaller' guys.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/oopsbegone

Typically i take a few drops of their paint and drop it into this fine line painting pen. Larry from AMMO has a great how-to video on using it. Never going back to using brushes, toothpicks, etc for rock chips again.

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I needed grigio telesto paint and couldn't get it anywhere. Body shop took a month to match the color
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      05-06-2020, 09:58 PM   #19
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I truly appreciate all the feedback in this post. This forums rocks...all of you are awesome. Thanks!
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I purchased an Azurite Black Metallic kit from these guys to make some homemade bumper plugs. I'm really pleased with the match.

https://scratcheshappen.com/
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I just ended up getting a little bottle on ebay. Came with some clear coat too
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