Cosmos Black Paint

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eddie1
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Cosmos Black Paint

Post by eddie1 » Sat 02 May, 2015 12:59

Hi Guys, I've just bought some touch up paint from Halfords. I have a 97 Cosmos Black 2.8 z3. The paint bought says metallic! is this correct? as I never thought the car was metallic. The paint is BMW Cosmos Black, any help on this! I only want to touch up a few paint chips nothing major!

Regards Eddie1 ( Pete ) :shrug

Trevsky
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by Trevsky » Sat 02 May, 2015 13:22

Yes Cosmos Black is metallic. You should be able to see the flecks in the paint when its cleaned and polished.

eddie1
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by eddie1 » Sat 02 May, 2015 13:43

Thanks Trevsky, can't say I can see it. Mind you at 60 the old eyesight aint what it used to be! Saying that tho' it must be a very fine flake finish!

eddie1
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by eddie1 » Mon 04 May, 2015 10:35

Bit confused about my paint. Car is listed as cosmos black. I'm told it's metallic, but it doesn't look metallic! Want to touch up the chips but want to be right! Even in the direct sunlight and very clean it don't look metallic!8

deni2s
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by deni2s » Mon 04 May, 2015 10:48

1) Check the colour name on the plate inside engine bay.
2) Check the colour by VIN on the internet. Cosmos black metallic has color code 303.
3) Make sure your car has original paint.

Check here color options available for z3: http://users.belgacom.net/bmw_z3/bmw_z3_colors.htm

eddie1
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by eddie1 » Tue 05 May, 2015 13:23

Deni2s thanks for the info, the plate reads 668/9 which is black II according to your chart and non metallic. Which is not what it was advertised as when I bought it! Go change it now. Thanks again.

deni2s
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Re: Cosmos Black Paint

Post by deni2s » Tue 05 May, 2015 20:33

You are welcome. I have black II hardtop for my cosmo-black-metallic z3, it looks a little bit darker, maybe not so shiny. I do prefer my cosmo black, but I think it is more common for z3 than black II.

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