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      03-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question Frozen Black & other Frozen colour M3 Owners

I just bought a 2011 Frozen Black limited edition 2011 M3 and have read several threads regarding care for the paint and would like to hear some more from actual owners of Frozen cars.

I dont want to start a thread based on peoples opinions, I want to hear from the owners who actually have maintained these vehicles.

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      03-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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What exactly would you like to know regarding care for them? I maintain a Frozen Silver M3 on a weekly basis here in NC.

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      03-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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What type of care?

Do you use special soaps, wax, polish, etc

I bought the car used and don't have the paint disclaimer

Just did my first wash with just water and soap. Car certainly is easier than gloss to dry!
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      03-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Swissvax Opaque line of products made by Swissvax or Chemical Guys makes a line for Matte finish vehicles. I use both and they both work very well.

Swisswax Opaque products for matte finish paint and vinyl wraps (Do not use on textured vinyl) have been specifically developed (oil free) to ensure that they don’t change the appearance in matt paint or vinyl wraps.

1. Wash car with Swisswax (SV) Opaque Car Bath.
2. Prior to wax the vehicle must be cleared free from oils and dirt. Use SV Opaque Pre-cleaner.
3. Use a MF towel and spray doing ONE panel at a time.
4. Wipe off panel with another MF towel.
5. With SV Opaque Wax apply to one panel at a time.
6. Wait 10 minutes for wax to dry and then buff off.
7. Let wax fully "cure" and wipe off again after 2-3 hours.
8. SV Quick Finish Opaque is used as a quick detailer for marks or smudges.

Hope this helps you out! Remember, the wax adds depth no shine...

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Will give it a try

Thanks Martin!
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      03-14-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Glad to help post some pictures when you get it all shiny, wait, I mean clean!

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      04-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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Do you need the whole kit? I just ordered a Frozen White and want to get ready? Thx.
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      04-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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Thank you Martin for this

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Swissvax Opaque line of products made by Swissvax or Chemical Guys makes a line for Matte finish vehicles. I use both and they both work very well.

Swisswax Opaque products for matte finish paint and vinyl wraps (Do not use on textured vinyl) have been specifically developed (oil free) to ensure that they donít change the appearance in matt paint or vinyl wraps.

1. Wash car with Swisswax (SV) Opaque Car Bath.
2. Prior to wax the vehicle must be cleared free from oils and dirt. Use SV Opaque Pre-cleaner.
3. Use a MF towel and spray doing ONE panel at a time.
4. Wipe off panel with another MF towel.
5. With SV Opaque Wax apply to one panel at a time.
6. Wait 10 minutes for wax to dry and then buff off.
7. Let wax fully "cure" and wipe off again after 2-3 hours.
8. SV Quick Finish Opaque is used as a quick detailer for marks or smudges.

Hope this helps you out! Remember, the wax adds depth no shine...

-Martin D.
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      04-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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Not a problem. If I owned a Satin finish vehicle I'd buy the entire kit.

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      04-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #10
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The Frozen clear coat is made up of spikes in the paint, like this ^^^^^^^

When you rub these spikes they flatten, eventually they will turn into this ----

Now I don't know what the paint will look like after the spikes have been flattened, I also do not know how long it will take for this to occur. But this is why BMW recommends not using a buffer or a microfiber.

I own a frozen black M3 and the key to keeping it from getting scratched is keeping it clean. When it is not clean, anything that rubs the dirt against the paint has the possibility to scratch. The chance of a scratch occurring when clothing or a hand rubs on the paint is much less likely when there is no dirt or dust to rub on the surface.

As far as maintenance, I use the swisswax wash along with their wash cloth. You just need to be careful and rinse the wash cloth out VERY FREQUENTLY(3-4 times per body panel), so you are not carrying excess dirt across the surface as you wash. I also suggest to use 2 different wash pads or cloths, one for the lower and rear areas of the car that get the dirtiest and one for the upper parts of the car.

Assuming your very careful and diligent when washing, the car will be fine. You just have to figure out a way to stop people from rubbing and scratching the paint!
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