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Post by BeeEmm » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:32 pm

With the Z4, you have a choice of 6 colours on the Sport, 4 on the M Sport and 5 on the M models. Does seem odd.
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Post by SV8Predator » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 pm

BeeEmm wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:32 pm With the Z4, you have a choice of 6 colours on the Sport, 4 on the M Sport and 5 on the M models. Does seem odd.
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Post by Roadster_Surrey » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:55 pm

john-e89 wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:37 pm It’s not even that Sars. A car takes 24hrs to be built from a sheet of rolled steel to showroom ready. They’re built to order so they wait for a batch big enough in one colour to make it worth their while going through the paint stage.
I visited Munich factory and it was quite interesting to see cars being painted by robots. They are certainly done in batches. There were "shelves" were cars, or rather empty shells, were sitting and waiting for further production process.

Were is Z4 produced? Internet says Graz, Austria.

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SV8Predator wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 pm I learn something new every day. I never new there was a "M model" of the G29.
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Post by raven » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:57 pm

Roadster_Surrey wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:55 pm Were is Z4 produced? Internet says Graz, Austria.
Yes its in austria, by a non bmw factory, i think they even switch out between supra and z4 every (few?) week(s).
I'm guessing that is the reason why they only have a few colors.

I'm sure if you insist and throw enough money at it, you can still get them in any color you like :)
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Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm

raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:57 pm I'm sure if you insist and throw enough money at it, you can still get them in any color you like
Wouldn’t do it for me for the £5k individual paint charge when I asked recently :thumbsdown:
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    Post by Big Bad Boris » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:36 pm

    Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm
    raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:57 pm I'm sure if you insist and throw enough money at it, you can still get them in any color you like
    Wouldn’t do it for me for the £5k individual paint charge when I asked recently :thumbsdown:

    I think it was just the pink tartan metallic paint they drew the line at :roll:

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    Post by raven » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:07 pm

    Big Bad Boris wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:36 pm
    Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm
    raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:57 pm I'm sure if you insist and throw enough money at it, you can still get them in any color you like
    Wouldn’t do it for me for the £5k individual paint charge when I asked recently :thumbsdown:

    I think it was just the pink tartan metallic paint they drew the line at :roll:
    I know my dealership does a lot of custom work too.
    The salesman told me about them customizing a car for a woman who made handbags, to use the same leather for the seats in the cars as she used on the bags.

    I think even the pink would have been an option too there, but I didn't think to ask them about it when I ordered mine, got it wrapped instead :-)
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    Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:44 pm

    Big Bad Boris wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:36 pm
    Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm
    raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:57 pm I'm sure if you insist and throw enough money at it, you can still get them in any color you like
    Wouldn’t do it for me for the £5k individual paint charge when I asked recently :thumbsdown:

    I think it was just the pink tartan metallic paint they drew the line at :roll:
    I know you’ll find this hard to believe but I’d drive that colour, as long as it had black seats :wink:
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      Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:47 pm

      raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:07 pm
      Big Bad Boris wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:36 pm
      Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm Wouldn’t do it for me for the £5k individual paint charge when I asked recently :thumbsdown:

      I think it was just the pink tartan metallic paint they drew the line at :roll:
      I know my dealership does a lot of custom work too.
      The salesman told me about them customizing a car for a woman who made handbags, to use the same leather for the seats in the cars as she used on the bags.

      I think even the pink would have been an option too there, but I didn't think to ask them about it when I ordered mine, got it wrapped instead :-)
      Maybe individual dealers will do custom work but neither BMW or the dealer I used so it was a choice of stock colours.

      We did toy with getting a matte wrap on the Misano but decided not to on cost alone, we didn’t feel it was worth it for us.
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        Post by raven » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:59 pm

        Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:47 pm We did toy with getting a matte wrap on the Misano but decided not to on cost alone, we didn’t feel it was worth it for us.
        yeah its expensive, and you always have the risk of getting some cutmarks, i went to the most known company here, and still ended up with several cutting marks. (they did paid for the repairs afterwards, but it still sucks that it happened). Went with another company for the current wrap hoping it will be better when I remove this wrap. I'm not sure if I would do it again if I could start over.
        I'm Currently investigating a new kind of plasti-dip, its mixed with regular paint but still removable, and they can do all finishes and colors, and it is cheaper than my current wrap.

        https://www.p1coatings.com/ its a Belgian company, but I think they will likely have similar stuff in other countries, I know in the US they have "dip your car" which looks very similar.

        But I don't know if I'll do that yet, might just go for a regular paint job eventually, I'm planning on keeping the car as long as possible, so resale value and keeping it original doesn't really matter :)
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        Post by john-e89 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:29 pm

        If I knew for certain mine was a keeper for 20yrs then I’d strip it and have it painted mineral grey.

        There was a frozen grey one parked in Padstow recently for a week and it did look very nice….my ocd likes a shine though… :roll:
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        Post by raven » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:49 pm

        Mineral grey would look great :)
        i'm thinking about something green or dark red metallic
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        Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:52 pm

        raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:49 pm Mineral grey would look great :)
        i'm thinking about something green or dark red metallic
        A few of the mock ups you did in green and dark red looked very nice :thumbsup:
        john-e89 wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:29 pm I’d strip it and have it painted mineral grey
        It’s funny how we’ve al mentioned mineral grey as a choice we’d take if it’d been available
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          Post by john-e89 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:54 pm

          raven wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:49 pm Mineral grey would look great :)
          i'm thinking about something green or dark red metallic
          Porsche are doing an Aventurine green, pretty nice colour, would suit the G29 I think.
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