Japan red colour code

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  1. 14 Feb 2020 at 1:35 PM #1
    SamJapanRedM3

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    I'm looking to buy some touch up paint for my japan red e92 m3.

    Does anyone know the colour code
    I'm definitely not an expert in colour codes but I think 490 is a general individual.
    And japan red is 438?

    Is that correct. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. 14 Feb 2020 at 1:38 PM #2
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    0438/438 according to this: https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15507.
     
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    Another thread here states the same: https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1550793.

    "The Japan Red code 438 (or Electric Red is listed under the same colour code)".
     
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  5. 14 Feb 2020 at 4:33 PM #5
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    Must be that one then. Cheers for the help. Always worth double checking
     
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    Put the last 7 of your VIN into mdecoder and it will tell you the paint code.
     
  7. 14 Feb 2020 at 6:49 PM #7
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    I've tried that but unfortunately it just gives the 490 general individual paint code.

    I think the japan red is 438 though.
     
  8. 14 Feb 2020 at 7:31 PM #8
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    As the OP states, individual cars usually list generic 490 (special paint) code.

    My Santorini and Monte Carlo edition are/were 490.

    I know you’re a sponge for info Duck, so another bit of knowledge for you to absorb! ;) :thumbsup:
     
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  9. 14 Feb 2020 at 7:34 PM #9
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    The special paint code is at the top iirc but it can also list the actual code lower down the page. Unless I'm dreaming :blink:
     
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    For example (one I prepared earlier :))

    - Sign BMW Individual
    - 0X04 Moonstone Metallic
    - Paintwork Moon Stonemetallic Code X04
     
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    And the bottom section from a KA373 that I looked at a while ago. Relevant bit inside the starred section

    Other Equipment
    S161A Emissions Standard EU5
    S1CBA CO2 Package
    S1CCA Auto Startstop Function
    S1CDA Brake Energy Regeneration
    L812A National Version England Ireland
    S938A Individual Series
    S940A Special Equipment BMW Individual
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    - Sign BMW Individual
    - Special Series
    - E92M3 Individual Series KA373
    - Variant 2
    - 0490 Special Painting
    - Paintwork Frozen Grey Metallic Code U83
    - Space Grey Met A52 Dull 2C Clear Coat FF950550
    - Hardener SC290160 Ratio 10033 Co BASF
    - Sign Dull Paintwork
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    - Extended Leather Novillo Black As NDSW
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    - Seats
    - Headrests
    - Doorand Side Panel Inserts
    - Doorand Side Panel Armrests Softpads
    - Door Pull Handles
    - Centre Tunnel Console
    - Handbrake Lever Gaiter
    - Quilting Yarn Nb 2 272 128 In Mugello Red Color Code 1725 E
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    - In Matt Black Code A45
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    - Side Panel Frame Gill In Blackchrom Metaleffect
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  12. 15 Feb 2020 at 9:13 AM #12
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    is the code not stated in your engine bay?
     
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    No worries bud. Could double check with @cotswoldbmwmini but I'd say it's correct based on some Googling.
     

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