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rhanley 635csi89
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Rear license plate area finish

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm

I'm in the process of finalizing the respray process of my 89, build date 11/88 USA 635 Alpine Weiss

I've looked at just about every photo in the forum Gallery in an attempt to have a understanding of the rear license painted area. Photo's indicate some cars are painted the body colors and others shown as black in this area.

Did BMW have a criteria as to which color was painted in this area?

My license plate area is black, does anyone know the BMW color? Low gloss?

My understanding the rain gutter is BMW Anthracite, would this area be painted the same color?

The exterior gills are plastic, they will be cleaned/treated and will not be painted.

I'll document/detail my respray in the "Project" section as progress in made.

Thanks, Roger
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AlpineWeiss II (218)/Natur(0200)
87 L6 635CSI Sold
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Re: Rear license plate area finish

Post by olympia57 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 pm

The 1981 sales brochure I have for my '81 car shows the infill area between lights painted matt black.
It's in the car in the garage requiring a walk in a wind chill of -10 so will copy it tomorrow if needed.
Don
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Re: Rear license plate area finish

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi Don,
Thanks for the photo offer but it's not required, however, if you recall which mfg and color you applied when you painted your car, I would appreciate the information.
Regards,
Roger
89 635CSiA (11/88 build)
AlpineWeiss II (218)/Natur(0200)
87 L6 635CSI Sold
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Re: Rear license plate area finish

Post by olympia57 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi Rodger .
I get my paint mixed from a local supplier . I'm not sure the brand as it comes in a plain tin but it was a 2K true matt . I used it for the infill panel and the sills (rockers ) to finish the freshly applied schutz after restoration.
I've since gently polished it with Meguirs 205 ultra finishing compound resulting in a very subtle satin sheen to it .
Frankly any good quality automotive 1K matt/satin paint will suffice applied by gun or from a can.Much better to do it with lights removed.
Don
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