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your BMC is more than likely BASF
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I will be intrested in the outcome of this discussion as mine has the same issues in the same spots along with a small area in the front up by the clearence lights. Its as if the clearcoat is coming off and susequently the color is faded underneath. Mine is also missing the color codes. Looks like you are going to be the guiney pig again and will have to fill us in on what you come up with.. By the way the Truecharger system "we" installed with all your help is working great Thanks again Dan
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FYI, Dan

My paint codes were above the driver's seat like Stephen. However my local paint shop could not convert all of them. I had better luck taking my refridgerator outside door and my gas cap door to the paint shop and had them computer matched. If you want real close colors that is your best bet. Next tip do not have it done in California as water based paints became the law in Jan 2009. Nothing wrong with the new environmental based paint except the toners and computer software have not been developed for them yet so the colors do not quite match.

If I was going to paint the front of mine I would use the Linex or something equal like Speedliner. They are a lot tougher than paint.

I think I remember Marty had his BMC front end painted with bedliner?
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I have had good luck deciphering the paint codes
champagne is nissan 88-92 nis656-v2
gold stripe 79857 Medium gold metallic
GM859-v2 no match yet dont need it yet
toy 6j7-v1 Green metallic toyota
79871 Carmine carmine red toyota
one red to go but I have to take the bus in no small removeable pieces
these colors matched right up no variances
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I also have some clearcoat peeling of the top green stripe on the front cap. It's not nearly as noticeable as the lower front cap though. I am leaning towards LineX for the front lower cap, and fixing the stripe at the top at a later date, Not sure about putting Linex up on the top stripe - no gravel dings etc way up there.



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I will be intrested in the outcome of this discussion as mine has the same issues in the same spots along with a small area in the front up by the clearence lights. Its as if the clearcoat is coming off and susequently the color is faded underneath. Mine is also missing the color codes. Looks like you are going to be the guiney pig again and will have to fill us in on what you come up with.. By the way the Truecharger system "we" installed with all your help is working great Thanks again Dan
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I have an 89 whose roof was badly faded. I just painted it with the truck bed liner and it looks great. Just a few points to ponder:
The bed liner paint is sold in kits to complete one truck bed. You will need three kits to do the curved part of the roof of a WB40 (I assume you have the diamond plate cap.) I got the kits from Sherwin Williams at $100 each.
I removed the aluminum rails and pulled back the rubber strips on which they sit. We prepped it with a DA using 80 grit paper. The horns, air conditioner and spots were just taped.
Although my roof does not leak, this process looks like a great overcoat to insure against potential leaks.
We painted ours silver. Be sure you ask SW for the particular kits to which you can add the color you want.
We also painted parts of the rest of the coach that needed it. Ours is the 25 year anniversary model with endless pinstripe highlights. I personally think Bluebird went nuts on the paint and pin stripe complexity. We removed the pinstripes and other vinyl highlights with a special buffing wheel made for that purpose. I was quite shocked that after 21 years all the vinyl stripes and entire vinyl overlays buff off exposing virgin like new paint underneath.
The front electrical panel cover now has two colors instead of six as does the sides of the coach.
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Dan,

I did like Brad and took off the gas cap which they color matched by computer and it came out pretty well. I think they used a urethane paint something like Imron

For a different color than the gas cap you may have to find a different part to take off.
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Dan,

I did a search on the Yahoo BMC forum and was able to confirm that Marty Gregg had sprayed the bottom of his BMC with Line-X. Perhaps an inquiry to him as to how he likes it would be worth while:

"I took my coach to the local Line-X dealer and had him spray on a permanent
black bra on, you can go to a auto paint supply house and have them use a prophet
machine and get the paint codes and then buy some paint without the binders and
it will be the same color. I did this to the lower section across the rear, and
the product won't chip. There is a photo in the photo section.
Marty Gregg
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Post Link: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...s/message/2893

Photo link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BlueBi...unt=20&dir=asc

Pics of yours when done would be nice.
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Thanks for everyones replies and ideas. I am considering all the options and checking out places that could spray LineX near where I am, and also checking on a paint shop as well.

There are a couple of LineX shops on I5 in Oregon, and a paint shop as well I am considering.

From another web site: Gordy's body shop in Eugene. They have worked on my coaches repeatedly and do a great job. Phone is 541 687 1755---2620 W. 5th in Eugene. You can usually stay in the coach if you want. They will run a 50A cord out to you for overnight.


LineX:
Eugene: http://www.linexofeugene.com/
Medford: http://www.linexofmedford.com/

I'll be in Florence Oregon on the coast from 3 to 13 June, leaving on the 14th. I'll try and figure out what to do by then.
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Florence Oregon. Jealousy rears its ugly head.

We went down the Oregon Coast last summer,

Did the one hour tour and had a great time: http://www.sandland.com/dunebuggy.htm

Also stayed here near Reedsport, very nice: http://www.marinarvresort.com/

Have fun Dan!!
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