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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 Wed, Jan-09-2019, 12:37:52 AM   #1
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Default Apex Hyper Black Touchup Paint?

Has anyone successfully matched the Apex ARC-8 "Hyper Black" paint? I slightly grazed a curb and need to do some touchup. I already contacted Apex to inquire about some but unfortunately they do not have any. See Below...

The paint is a custom mix for the wheel factory. Due to trade tariff and other regulations, they are not allowed to sell the paint separately or distribute it to us directly. We have pushed aggressively to try and make something happen, but no progress can be made as we always reach a wall when documentation for imports come up.

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Default Re: Apex Hyper Black Touchup Paint?

I read somewhere a while back that it was a two part process. Silver with a light spray of black. Iíve got a set I need to touch up as well.
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I read somewhere a while back that it was a two part process. Silver with a light spray of black. Iíve got a set I need to touch up as well.
I do believe you are correct. If you look at it closely with a magnifier it looks exactly like that. I'm going to take a rim down to a paint/body shop and see if they can match the paint.
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Default Re: Apex Hyper Black Touchup Paint?

Lemme know what you find out. Would love to get mine cleaned up as well
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You bet.
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Default Re: Apex Hyper Black Touchup Paint?

The Hyper Black color is pretty similar to BBS's Diamond Black. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/...eeeb902f_b.jpg

I was able to touch up my BBS's using Duplicolor BGM0478. I have no idea how I remember that code, but you can order it through O'Reilly's for like $6 a can. The idea is to tape off the wheel but spray from an angle that lets the paint fade into the rest of the color so you don't get a sharp edge.

It's not a perfect match but looks way way better and you can really only tell if you look at it with a flashlight since it doesn't reflect light the same way as the multi-layer factory paint jobs. In the sunlight you can't tell.
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Awesome. Thanks for the info.

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VIS XTS CF Hood - CF Lip/Console/Diffuser - OE CSL Trunk - BWS 500S 9k/11k

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