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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Dec-18-2010, 10:25:53 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone used the Titanium Silver (Code 354) touch up paint?

I bought it a month or so ago for a scratch on the car, however it doesn't seem to match the color that well and the fill in stands out more than the actual scratch, even after hitting it with some 3m compound to level the new paint.


Wondering if anyone else experienced the same thing and found something that matched better, well, short of going to a body shop and over-spraying the area.



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Its never going to look "good." There are a couple guides on making touch up paint look better, but its always going to be noticeable unless you get it professionally blended.
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I used the Dr Colorchip instead with the white base first then the silver. It blended very well and cut down on the ease at which one could see the rock chips...

Though it wasnt perfect it was vastly superior to the OEM touchup...
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I bought it a month or so ago for a scratch on the car, however it doesn't seem to match the color that well and the fill in stands out more than the actual scratch, even after hitting it with some 3m compound to level the new paint.


Wondering if anyone else experienced the same thing and found something that matched better, well, short of going to a body shop and over-spraying the area.



Thanks!
I have used both the OEM and Dr. Chips. I think the Dr. Chips is better, but neither one would fill in the scratches.
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Default Re: Has anyone used the Titanium Silver (Code 354) touch up paint?

Best to find a local dent/touch up guy who mixes the paint to your car and can fix with airbrushing... Esp for a scratch.

I'm cheap and just used the thing of OEM touch up paint on some of my chips and I wasn't crazy about the result. If mine weren't a 150k+ mile track beater, I'd probably have it properly done by one of these mobile guys. Some of them are really good. You just have to ask around, or check with your local BMW dealer used car area and see who they use.

The OEM touch up paint works well enough to make it not noticable from a decent distance, and looks way better than before, but you can still tell something was there when you get up close to it.

All depends on what you are willing to pay for. And, the paint match isn't "exact" so cutting and polishing it doesn't work as well on silver as it does with non-metallic colors. Those you can get away with that on.
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Dr. Colorchip.

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