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Old 07-05-2018, 07:50 PM   #11
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Country leading colour library, you assuming mobile repairers carry crayons and pencils?

Honesty I’ve fixed so many “quarter of a million pound booths” bodge jobs you wouldn’t believe.
I’ve seen insurence approved shops in such a state they might as well spray on the beach. It’s down to the guy behind the gun.

A good painter can paint and will blend.


Your argument was actually looking okay until you sent a picture of a car side with the handles masked.
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A bit late, but interestingly MrsP recently got a minor scratch on the rear door of her Mineral White X6. A reputable independent body shop said they could just paint the door but were not at all confident of getting a colour match with this pearlescent paint.
I took it to the BMW Bodyshop and without hesitation they said the whole of the side of the car would need to be done or it would stick out like a sore thumb. So that’s what’s happening, and believe me, it is very minor damage.
So, this Mineral White appears to be a bit of a special case, as it’s not just a regular metallic.

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btw - I wouldn’t be using anyone to paint any of my cars if they were masking not just the door handles but the window trim as well. That all needs to come off if it was a job for me.
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Your argument was actually looking okay until you sent a picture of a car side with the handles masked.
And the dust and ****e blowing around the unmade car park...
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Mineral white and isnt alpine White they are clear over base? The colour is still a nightmare.

Solid colour whites are just as tricky as pearl colours.
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The BMW had the panel resprayed at a body shop with blending in.
My friend can't see the repair and is happy.
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