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      10-26-2011, 09:07 AM   #1
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Mineral White vs. Pearl White vs. Brilliant White?

Quick question: what's the diffrence?
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      10-26-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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those colors are very hard to capture clearly on camera. but I like mineral white(seen it in person)
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Pearl and mineral white are metallic while brilliant white isn't.. I think. Also I think mineral white is an off white.
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      10-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #4
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Pearl and mineral white are metallic while brilliant white isn't.. I think. Also I think mineral white is an off white.
Huh? brilliant white is very metallic maybe even pearlescent.
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      10-26-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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I thought MW is a metallic, AW is a plain white and brilliant white aka pearl white is pearly
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      10-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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yep, from certain angles, the pearly white has a hint of yellow to it too.
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      10-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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My M3 is AW and I like it it is a bit whiter then our DD our DD is more off white (photos in my garage).

On my M3 I have a bra it is almost invisible, one has to come real close to actually see the 3M clear bra.

Close up of both whites below ... (better pic in my M3 garage)
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      10-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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Mineral white does not have any other color hues to it. Pearl white, such as the one that was found on the early 1990 Audi 90s, had some pink to it; which is the true color hue of a pearl.
Brilliant white> can't help you on that one.
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      10-26-2011, 01:53 PM   #9
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My M is MW, it is a White with metallic silver flake in it. Can't speak on the BW...never seen it.
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: After 2hours I found some info here:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349739

...and thanks to other pix, so all white colors:

Non-metallic:
Alpine White - the most white (everybody knows)

Metallic:
Brilliant White = Pearl White - the most white of metallic, a little pearl color
Mineral White - white, silver, platinium

IS IT RIGHT?

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From my perspective, about a $4000 difference.
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From my perspective, about a $4000 difference.

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I've seen MW & AW side by side. Depending on the lighting, I found the mineral white to have a grayish cool-toned cast. If you are looking for a true white, then alpine white all the way.
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MW has a hint of silver during the day, and turns more and more silver the darker it is outside, and it shines under the light at night, as opposed to the flat color of AW.
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Mineral White (e93 m3) Vs Alpine White (335is)

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mineral and alpine..i think in some lights alpine is a little yellow next to mineral


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The supplement:

Mineral White Metallic vs Alpine White thread
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454122
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mineral and alpine..i think in some lights alpine is a little yellow next to mineral


^^ Which one is which?
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My 2011 was AW and it was very nice (photo in my last garage) ===>CLICK HERE
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I like AW
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Non-metallic:
Alpine White - the most white (everybody knows)

Metallic:
Brilliant White = Pearl White - the most white of metallic, a little pearl color
Mineral White - white, silver, platinium

IS IT RIGHT?
Yes.

Here is a link to brilliant white: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274473

Gorgeous. My favorite of them all.
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^^ Which one is which?
The car with the black wheels is Mineral White. It has more of a gray look to it than the pure white of Alpine White.
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