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Thread: what silver paint for frame chips?

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    what silver paint for frame chips?

    My silver frame has a couple of small chipped bits by the pillion footpegs. Went to get a silver paint pen to quickly repair, but Halfords make about 20 different silver/met grey colours (for cars). A BMW Arctic Silver Metallic looks closest if I judge from the pen sticker..

    Does anyone actually know?

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    I had chips on my silver framed GS and asked the dealer the very same question -------

    So, with the subsequent advice I went to Halfords and bought a silver touch up pen thingy, Tetrosyl it was, only one silver at the time, and it worked a treat.

    Phil

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    Hammerite silver...in smooth finish

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    Have had previous experience and I think AutoGlym Silver Wheel Paint is the best match, if you use a clear lacquer after it works spot on! I think hammerite is close but compared is a little darker and not as smooth enough finish.

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    The dealer will supply you with the exact match in a small frame-sized quantity. I got some a few years ago, knocking around in the garage now, can't be @rsed to cover the bit where my boot rubs the frame. Too busy doin' other stuff....

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    I had chips on my bike, along with a large bit'a cod.

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    great thanks all

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    From your friendly BMW agent:

    Metallic spray paint set , white aluminium2: Part number 51 91 7 654 123

    Or

    Two stage touch up set, white aluminium2: Part number 51 91 7 654 131
    ADAM


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukmeister View Post
    From your friendly BMW agent:

    Metallic spray paint set , white aluminium2: Part number 51 91 7 654 123

    Or

    Two stage touch up set, white aluminium2: Part number 51 91 7 654 131
    Four questions

    Is this the same paint used on the rocker cover?

    Is the two stage - paint plus laquer?

    About how much does it cost?

    Can I do a patch repair in a few scratches or does the old paint need to come off completely?

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    No idea?

    You could ask a dealership.
    ADAM


    2008 R1200GSA

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    Last time I asked a dealer they told me to try Halfords for frame paint. I spent a long time with their paint matching sheets and BMW MINI silver was the best I could find for the frame. It's no use for the handlebars and I wouldn't like to use in on the gearbox where the paint is bubbling off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Last time I asked a dealer they told me to try Halfords for frame paint. I spent a long time with their paint matching sheets and BMW MINI silver was the best I could find for the frame. It's no use for the handlebars and I wouldn't like to use in on the gearbox where the paint is bubbling off.
    Strange, if there's part numbers for paint that they send you to Halfords

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    Strange, if there's part numbers for paint that they send you to Halfords
    The part number I posted above is direct from the BMW online microfiche.
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    Maybe they've realised that frames are badly painted and they can make yet more money out of us by selling something we shouldn't need.

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    asked yesterday at Bahnstormers - BMW won't sell paint for H&S reasons.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikpow View Post
    asked yesterday at Bahnstormers - BMW won't sell paint for H&S reasons.....
    So all those isles of paint in Wickes, Homebase, B+Q etc etc are there for show only?


    I think someone should make a website listing all the bollocks that car/bike salesmen tell people, assuming there isn't one already.

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