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      06-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Jerez black or Jet black?

I am gonna order a new E92 M3. I want it in black, the problem is which one? Jerez black or Jet black. I like jet black because it is pure black, what I hate is it's not metallic. Non-metallic paint(except white) for me looks pretty cheap. That is why I am also considering Jerez black. How blue is Jerez black anyway? Can you still consider it to be black rather than dark blue?
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      06-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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I am gonna order a new E92 M3. I want it in black, the problem is which one? Jerez black or Jet black. I like jet black because it is pure black, what I hate is it's not metallic. Non-metallic paint(except white) for me looks pretty cheap. That is why I am also considering Jerez black. How blue is Jerez black anyway? Can you still consider it to be black rather than dark blue?
JB is and always will be my favorite. Of course, it's a hell to keep clean...a good coat of wax helps, but nothing beats a clean waxed JB car, esp. on the M3. It's probably slightly faster as well...j/k The Jerez didn't do it for me....it just doesn't seem as sleek. It's obviously a personal choice. See them both to decide yourself. Either way you will enjoy the hell out of the car.
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      06-26-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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All down to your preference, but I like the jet black more.
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      06-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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I have Jerez and love the color. It is dark blue in direct sunlight and looks black the rest of the time. I would say get jet black if you don't want any color. You can also get a custom color if you want to do the individual program. They have a black metalic called azurite. I am not sure if you can order individual in the Philippines and I think it adds 5 grand.

This is what azurite looks like on a 335 sedan:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182989
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      06-26-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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Jet if you want black - Jerez if you want a a sort of inky nightime blue.

Jet all the way for me.
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      06-26-2009, 12:19 PM   #6
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I prefer JB and another thing to consider is that metallic paints hold up better over time - at least that's my understanding but maybe others can comment.
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      06-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #7
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I saw a Jet black M3 for the first time last weekend and it looked sick.
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I would get Jerez Black. It's a more emotional color, compared to Jet Black.
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      06-26-2009, 12:29 PM   #9
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Jet Black looks really really good when clean...but that's the caveat, when clean. Jet Black is real hard to maintain and you have to take extra care to prevent swirls. With that said, it's unbelievably stunning if taken care of correctly.

I would do Jerez because it's unique to the M3 and adds a bit of dimension with the flakes. With that said, I do hate to spend the extra $500 or whatever the charge is for some metal flakes.
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      06-26-2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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i like jet black, but everything shows on it.
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      06-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #11
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      06-26-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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Jet black if your going to take good care of it. im not a fan of metallic paints
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      06-26-2009, 04:02 PM   #13
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I have Jerez Black and I like the blue hue with direct sunlight.
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I saw a Jet black M3 for the first time last weekend and it looked sick.
Dang, I hope it gets better. Must have looked really bad.
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I was just like you, wanted Black but couldn't decide even as I walked into the dealer to place the order. As we sat there and the question came up both the wife and the salesman insisted that I go Jerez. One of the compelling arguements the salesman made besides its unique look was since it was a metallic paint it would not tend to develop(or at least show) the swirls you see so frequently on Black cars.

Long story short, I love it! Fabulous color. Is a pain in the ass to keep clean but I knew the challenge going in having owned several black cars in the past. When you glance at the car it's black. Take a longer look and under certain light conditions its got a cool Midnight Blue at certain angles. It really stands out and I am very glad I got it. With that said I am sure I would love the Jet Black also, but for me Jerez was definatly the right choice even if I didn't know it at the time.

One little plus, I give my wife grief all the time that she forced me to buy a blue car despite my better judgement. Never hurts to have the wife feeling a little guilty even though I think by now she knows how much I like it.
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i have jerez, but wish i had jet. if you plan to track your car at all, it's easier to patch the paint on jet black than metallic jerez.
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I was a huge Carbon Black lover, and I honestly think I would go for a Jet M3 over Jerez. I would prefer Black Sapphire still...
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Jet black..my last car was jet black..nothing looks better then jet black when it's clean..only problem is that it's only clean for about an hour. Then again, it all comes down to what you prefer.
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I wanted Sparkling Graphite, like my old 330Ci, but got JB as SG was discontinued for 2009. The more I see JB under different conditions, the better I like it. Just saw a SG 2008 the other day and had no remorse over my choice.
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I am gonna order a new E92 M3. I want it in black, the problem is which one? Jerez black or Jet black. I like jet black because it is pure black, what I hate is it's not metallic. Non-metallic paint(except white) for me looks pretty cheap. That is why I am also considering Jerez black. How blue is Jerez black anyway? Can you still consider it to be black rather than dark blue?
lemans blue now thats an M3 color and yes thats my color so damm hot
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