BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-12-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
6688
Rep
16,673
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

BMW bringing matte finish paint to its cars

http://carsguide.news.com.au/story/0...-21822,00.html


An example of the matte finish paint can be seen on the recent ///M Z4 coupe

Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 10:10 AM   #2
maq
Lieutenant
United_States
6
Rep
470
Posts

 
Drives: MTA Monthly Pass
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

The paint on the Concept Z4 Coupe is called Glacier Silver. Very expensive stuff, I don't know how they could make it to production with a reasonable price. The Shadow Chrome used on previous M concept cars was a $20k paint from Italy.

The artical says BMW want to the be first to offer the matte finish, well they can't. AMG has been offering it for a while, but from what I hear the BMW paint has more texture to it and is more of a "3D" paint.

Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
Ghunger
Major
Ghunger's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
1,025
Posts

 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by maq
The paint on the Concept Z4 Coupe is called Glacier Silver. Very expensive stuff, I don't know how they could make it to production with a reasonable price. The Shadow Chrome used on previous M concept cars was a $20k paint from Italy.

The artical says BMW want to the be first to offer the matte finish, well they can't. AMG has been offering it for a while, but from what I hear the BMW paint has more texture to it and is more of a "3D" paint.
Well, from the article it seems that's what BMW is working hard to fix, the price and practicality of it. If they could accomplish that I'd love a matte blue car. They also say it won't be available any time soon. Sounds like they still have a few bugs to work out. Here's to hoping it's sooner rather than later.
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
ward
Major General
70
Rep
6,162
Posts

 
Drives: F
Join Date: May 2005
Location: T

iTrader: (0)

ducati's been doing that for awhile with it's "dark" products

on a bike, it looks great, on a car.... I'll reserve judgement
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 12:32 PM   #5
vladinecko
Brigadier General
vladinecko's Avatar
United_States
80
Rep
3,904
Posts

 
Drives: '11 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.50]
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
1994 BMW 325i  [0.00]
i saw an AMG with that color at an autoshow and it looked kind of weird. i also saw the z4 m concept in person and i have to say if that color were available, i would definitely consider it.
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - IB/Beige/Sycamore Wood/6MT/EDC/ZPP2/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/iPod-USB/Enh. Audio
2008 E92 335i - Montego Blue/Black/Gray Poplar/6MT/ZPP/ZSP/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/HDRadio/iPod-USB - Sold
2006 E90 330i - Mystic Blue/Black/Aluminum/6MT/ZPP/iDrive/PDC/Heated Seats/Sat. Prep - Sold
1994 E36 325i - Boston Green/Beige/Automatic/ZPP/Heated Seats/Premium Sound - Sold
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #6
ZuerstBMW
¡Viva España!
ZuerstBMW's Avatar
Spain
112
Rep
7,409
Posts

 
Drives: 14 SG F15
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tampa, FL.

iTrader: (68)

I like it. That would be a bitch to redue if you got into an accident though and very epensive Im sure.
__________________
14 F15 X5 3.5i M-Sport SG Terra, Fineline Oak, Driver Pkg, Prem. Pkg, H/K, Spare, 20" 469M Rims, Park Assist, Surround View, Shades MODS Performance Black Grille & Rocker Panel Decals, Painted Reflectors, 3M Bra, Black OEM X5 Frame
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
obLu
Major
obLu's Avatar
15
Rep
1,161
Posts

 
Drives: 330i 6MT ZSP
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA, USA

iTrader: (1)

Wonder how forgiving it would be for long term care ... you'd think since it was matte it would be easy to take care of, but I'm curious if swirls would still show up. And then there'd have to be a whole new market of polishes etc to go along with it.

I'd love a darkish matte gray color though, like a seal gray in matte.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST