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      01-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
roundel335
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It WILL match if they have it painted by a BMW-certified painter, and he uses "spray-out" sheets to get the exact paint match. Bumpers are attached to the cars in a separate facility after they roll off the production line, and they're just slightly different shade than the car body.

True story - had an aero lip painted and installed on my 07 E92, and watched painter match his sprayouts against the bumper and the car body - different shades. If they match the sprayouts to the car body, the painted bumper will actually match the body better than from the factory.
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