BMW Paint types

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BMW Paint types

Post by YLS » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 pm

I'm about to respray a motorcycle frame in gloss black using an HVLP gun. Coincidentally it's a very similar black to my 120d, and I've got a few little rust bubbles on the car I might deal with at the same time. It makes sense to get one paint to do both.

I assume I can identify the paint code on the car from the VIN plate quite easily, but does anyone know what type of paint it is? i.e. base/clear, 1k + clear, 2k etc? My last car was metallic base with a clearcoat, but I can't find any info on this. It's not metallic paint as far as I can tell, so I'm hedging towards 2k but I'm not sure. Any ideas? Thanks.

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