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are your jcw bodykit bumpers a perfect paint match?

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are your jcw bodykit bumpers a perfect paint match?

are your jcw bodykit bumpers,skirts, a perfect, exact paint match to the rest of the metal body?

my dealer installed jcw bodykit in chili red is quite a bit more orangey than the redder red body :( though its only noticeable if i tell you its dealer installed and you stare at it for quite some time. dealer says its because the bumpers are plastic and will surely not match the metal body parts.
 

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I think it all depends on who did the paint job. I have a 2009 Dark Silver Coooper S and my JCW Body Kit was painted look exactly like the body. And yes I have stared it at closely under various conditions and they still look the same to me!
 
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My chili red is a perfect match, even the finish looks the same. No orange peel.
 
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My chili red is a perfect match, even the finish looks the same. No orange peel.
My aerokit bumpers are slightly darker
 
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Matching paint to different substrates is difficult and depends a lot on the controlled environment used when painting the pieces. If you're not happy with the results, especially a high orange peel finish, ask the dealer to repaint the plastic parts. I would be happy to give you a professional opinion...where are you located?
 
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I think the paint job on mine is a very good match.
 
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Yes.
 
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Originally Posted by bruno787 View Post
my dealer installed jcw bodykit in chili red is white a bit more orangey than the redder red body
I assume you don't mean YOUR aerokit is a different color since your car hasn't even started production yet.


Order it with your MINI and it should be painted at the VPC which should match as close as possible.
 
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Mine was painted at the port and is a good match.
 
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I planning on re-painting my Aerokit soon and was wondering if there is a 3m vehicle wrap that is textured for the wheel arch sections. I was also exploring the option of taking it to a truck bed liner shop like line-x to see if it can be done.

Has anyone tried these 2 methods?
 

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I planning on re-painting my Aerokit soon and was wondering if there is a 3m vehicle wrap that is textured for the wheel arch sections. I was also exploring the option of taking it to a truck bed liner shop like line-x to see if it can be done.

Has anyone tried these 2 methods?
plastidip would be a cheap option... I don’t think either of the two choice you listed would be a decent match for the OEM trim
 
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Originally Posted by bruno787 View Post
are your jcw bodykit bumpers,skirts, a perfect, exact paint match to the rest of the metal body?

my dealer installed jcw bodykit in chili red is quite a bit more orangey than the redder red body :( though its only noticeable if i tell you its dealer installed and you stare at it for quite some time. dealer says its because the bumpers are plastic and will surely not match the metal body parts.
It's a bluer red. I've photographed mine a million times.
 
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Got a picture of that, interested to see if its the factory or prepainted body kits.
 
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Factory pre-painted parts will almost always be slightly different in color. Keep in mind: it is a different batch of paint in a different paint booth, spray gun, and painter at a different time, plastic versus metal, and different paint process due to flex additives for the plastic. Volvo is one of the few manufacturers that sell pre-painted bumper covers and they are always slightly different than the cars, especially with the older cars (due to sun bleaching/fading, especially reds). Honda and Toyota sell pre-painted mirrors and some moldings that are the same way. If your factory kit matched, you got lucky. Painting to match after the fact is always better if you're looking for true match, and even then there will always be a slight variance for the same reasons listed above, though the color can be tweeked to match closer. I manage a body shop so I speak from experience seeing this on the daily for the past 12 years.
 
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We had a bunch of the JCW body kist come in and I have a factory chili red jcw, what i have seen is the JCW body kit pre-painted were brighter because they were new and not exposed to UV light. As when the MINI aged the paint faded over time and the jcw body kits looked newer.

On the factory JCW body kit on a Factory JCW car the bottom did look a hair brighter but the curve on the side skirts could be light effect.
Thats why i was asking.

We had more pre-painted JCW body kits here than anyone in the world other than maybe MINI itself

Worked in a body shop myself for years on high-end cars so I know what you mean on batches and then of course what the undercoat primer is. black vs grays.
 
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Does ECS have any pre painted black side aero trims for the JCW? It would save me some dough not to buy primered but already painted.
 
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Nope, long gone in the JCW full body kits blow out, those were part of those full kits, MINI never made a just side skirt prepainted kit. Just the primed kit we made on our site.

We have the clubman https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51192161792/ and https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51192180855/ left. The countryman is the primed. We sold out of the painted.
 
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