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#1 2016-12-01 15:37:20

absolutk
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Can someone help ID this color?

It's nearly impossible for me to tell the difference between Arctic Silver and Desert Silver by looking at pictures. Do any of you have any better sense for this than I do? Looking at this bumper cover and unclear whether it's Desert Silver or if the white balance is off and it's actually Arctic.:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/222325288115

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#2 2016-12-01 16:10:38

ikbrown
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

I think you mean it's hard for you to tell the difference between Arctic Silver and Satin Gray Metallic - those are the two silver colors. Desert Silver is pretty obviously different as it's tan.

That being said, my spidey color sense tells me that's Artic Silver. I agree it's hard to tell in a pic of just the bumper, but the shot of the whole car makes it a little easier


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#3 2016-12-01 16:14:47

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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

Nah he is right, it is tough to tell if that is Desert or Arctic, but what it is is Arctic.  There is some brown/yellow coloring from heat or sun exposure that makes it look almost Deserty in a couple places.

But I fail to see how the color silver really matters, that bumper needs serious work no matter what color it is.


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#4 2016-12-01 16:24:42

drewsro
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

Agree with Hammy on this one


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#5 2016-12-01 16:30:15

ikbrown
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

Curious... I think desert silver is pretty obviously different but meh.

And yea, that bumper is pretty dang beat.

Fun fact! My bumper is black underneath the satin gray metallic. #salvagetitle  lol


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#6 2016-12-01 17:54:14

absolutk
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

Phew, I thought I was the only color blind person on this topic.

Yes, the bumper is beat, but somebody backed into mine and now there's a small tear in it. Mechanic says it's just the cover (support looks good), and painting/installing a new part would cost $600 + part, which I don't want to do right now. I was trying to see if this would be a good opportunistic fix.

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#7 2016-12-01 18:07:21

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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

For the price I wouldn't call it opportunistic, but I guess I don't know how bad your small tear is.


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#8 2016-12-01 19:33:40

absolutk
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

Yeah I think I'm going to pass for now.

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#9 2016-12-02 16:13:18

krazykarguy
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Re: Can someone help ID this color?

That's Arctic Silver.


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