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Brixton E61 545i

Paint ID Advice Please

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Hi all,

I'm new to BMWs, but recently got an E61 545i. Brilliant car. 

Started my thirsty estate journey with a Volvo 850 T5 and then on to an Audi A6 2.7 V6 Bi-Turbo. Naturally, I had to move on to a V8.

I'm thinking about replacing a panel or two. The car is 317/5 Orient Blue Met. 

Lots of eBay listings just say Orient Blue and/or 317 - do I have to watch out for the /5 or are all cars metallic?


Thanks in advance for your help



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Ok. The 317 is the general colour code, orient blue metallic in your case.  The /5 refers to the variation in shade/depth for that or any particular standard colour. 


There is always a risk there will be a very subtle difference between two different panels from different vehicles with the same colour. 

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