2012 paint code on a 2011?

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    bmw7891
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    2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/9/2011, 12:33 pm

    I purchased my 2011 Sonata SE 2.0T in July. It's manufacture date is June 15, 2011. Also had 2011 on the window sticker. Yet the color of it on the window sticker (Sparkling Ruby) is an option for 2012's. 2011's had Venetian Red. Even the paint code on the door jam plague (T4) is for Sparkling Ruby. Looked online. That color was only available on 2012's. Just found it odd.

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    Re: 2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/9/2011, 1:20 pm

    That is odd, They might have switched everything in prepping for the 2012's. I know they started making them in July, if not earlier


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    bmw7891
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    Re: 2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/9/2011, 1:28 pm

    Hmmm. Maybe I got one of the last batches of 2011s, and they had that red already to go, so threw it on there lol. They had 2012s on the lot, but no turbos.


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    Re: 2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/21/2011, 7:10 pm

    From what i heard alot of Paint colors had to be changed due to the disaster in japan.. Certain elements in the paint were no longer available due to a factoy in the area that produced them..

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    Re: 2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/21/2011, 10:34 pm

    NYCT wrote:From what i heard alot of Paint colors had to be changed due to the disaster in japan.. Certain elements in the paint were no longer available due to a factoy in the area that produced them..

    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    The pigments became scarce and changed mid-year. Trust the code in your door jamb.

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    Re: 2012 paint code on a 2011?

    Post  on 10/21/2011, 11:08 pm

    Thats what my code was, for the Sparkling Ruby. Been wanting to buy a lil touch-up paint just to have


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