Originally Posted by rdollie
Don't assume because it's thinner that it's cheaper. This may have been a weight saving measure (BMWs are porky and engineers have been struggling to shave weight for the past few years) and depending on what was done with the paint it's possible (I have no specific knowledge of this paint) it's more expensive.
They haven't changed the paint supplier, they are just using less of it.
And as the micro dents on my clearcoat demonstrates, thinner is most definitely not better.