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Old 05-22-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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Ti Silver touch up paint READ!

The OE touch-up kit I got for TiAG did not match my paint very well, unlike my previous steel grey car/kit which was great for rock chips.

I DID however decide to pickup some Dupli Color from auto zone

The "Silver Metallic" (product code ends with 226) small spray can is a dead match on my car. I had some curb scuffs in the ABS plastic on the bottom of my rear bumper/apron area. I sprayed the area first with tape, the color looked great but you could see a faint tape line. I then oversprayed the area to "blend" a bit. It blends in perfectly. I plan to use some spot filler and smooth the scuffs and do it again and buff it out.

Forget the $$$ OEM touchup, this can was $4
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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The BMW touch up paint does not match the original paint on the car when applied on the car initially. I had to touch up a few rock chips on my old hood and you can tell it is slightly darker. But, it seems to blend in more after it dries in a few hours.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Titanium silver has come in 6 different shades over the years according to my body shop guy, who does all the work for Westchester BMW. He uses Glassruit paint and has the BMW mixing forumlas for all the different colors. Some cars he has to mix multiple paints to see which one is the correct shade.
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