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Old 07-01-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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E46 M3 paint code?

I've seen a few E46 M3s with an awesome blue colour that looks almost turquoise or topaz. Does anyone know the paint code, and approximately what it would cost to repaint my black E46 to this blue?
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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you're probably thinking of Laguna Blue
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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LSB Laguna Seka Blue
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:01 PM   #4
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This one?



If so then the paint code is 448 according to
http://www.paintscratch.com
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:22 PM   #5
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LSB Laguna Seca Blue
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E46 M3's came with the following "blue" colors
COLOR NAME CODE
Laguna Seca Blue 448
Topaz Blue metallic 364
Mystic Blue metallic A07
Interlagos Blue metallic A30
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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This one?



If so then the paint code is 448 according to
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No, that's a little too light.

Thanks Dinan for the listing, I'll check them out. Any idea on a price for a repaint?
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:51 AM   #7
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It always costs more when you want to respray a color that is not the original colour of the car because you have to paint everything, rather than just the outer shell.

I don't really have a good idea of what it would cost, but based on the amount of work required I wouldn't expect you to get a good respray for less than $3000. You could do some of the prep work yourself to help save $$ on labour.

There are other guys on here that can probably give you a better estimate or at least point you to a shop that can give you a good estimate. Try contacting some of the shops that sponsor the board if you're really interested in doing this.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #8
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Topaz blue:



Mystic blue:



Interlagos blue:



Laguna Seca Blue (blegh!!!)
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:05 AM   #9
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ESTORIL BLUE or however you spell it. That's one of my favourites!
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:47 PM   #10
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ESTORIL BLUE or however you spell it. That's one of my favourites!
+1 estoril is amazing.
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ESTORIL BLUE or however you spell it. That's one of my favourites!
That was never a standard colour for the E46 M3, but it was available as an "individual" colour option I believe.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #12
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My friend had an 99 estoril blue m3 with the greyish interior. WOW
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #13
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laguna seca blue gets old real quick
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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laguna seca blue gets old real quick
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:08 PM   #15
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Haha, uh oh....

Everyone, quick!!

Oh, Fab! How's it going? Isn't Laguna Seca blue so awesome? I know I love it!!!

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