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      11-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Touch Up Paint Alternative?

Hi all,
is there a alternative to match an extact color code touch up paint bottle? I went to the the bmw dealership near me and they wanted to charge me $75 for that small 6 oz bottle of paint and clear coat
My car color is a sedona red. I was just curious if there is another cheap way on covering the chip on my hood. Thanks.
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      11-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-BMW-Al...touch+up+paint

They have all the different colors I believe. You just gotta use the right search terms.
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      11-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-BMW-Al...touch+up+paint

They have all the different colors I believe. You just gotta use the right search terms.
thank you so much!
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      11-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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^ You might also try eBay... I got my Alpine White III for a couple of bucks less than at Amazon.
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I would look into Dr Color Chip first
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      11-28-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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^ You might also try eBay... I got my Alpine White III for a couple of bucks less than at Amazon.
just scored it for 23 bucks on ebay! thanks saved me over $50
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just scored it for 23 bucks on ebay! thanks saved me over $50
Cool.
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I would look into Dr Color Chip first
Fantastic product
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Langka > Dr colorchip. Dr colorchip paint is very thin and works only as advertised on rash chips

another great touchup paint source thats OEM quality is expresspaint.com
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Dr colorchip paint is very thin and works only as advertised on rash chips
Anything much deeper than rash chips should only be trusted to a pro (provided the flaw is in a conspicuous place...like the OP's hood).
But you're right, Langka is also an excellent product.
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Langka > Dr colorchip. Dr colorchip paint is very thin and works only as advertised on rash chips
You have to apply more than one layer until it's level. Worked perfectly for me.
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For my paint code Langka & OEM paint layering was best. DR colorchip was alright, but layering it didn't work as well for me.

Once again, I think it depends on the application needed. I bought both because I had various defects.

if you buy Langka, buy just the blob remover. all else is fluff
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