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      08-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #45
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      08-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #46
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OP - I really appreciate your pictures and now wish this colour was available on the E90 M3 also.
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      08-23-2010, 12:46 PM   #47
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looks good. you should have kept the front plate off like you did on your 335i
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looks great tho
love the color
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      08-23-2010, 01:00 PM   #48
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looks redonk ! congrats!
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      08-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #49
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you're right, your camera is terrible. However awesome color, 10000000x better than AW
I don't see a huge different between that and Alpine from the pictures. Not when I take into account that it seems you photoshopped a filter over the top on some of them.

The car looks great, but I wouldn't say it is 1000x better than AW. AW is still a classy color. Some people's breath here could start fires. x.x
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      08-23-2010, 01:21 PM   #50
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amazing color. you gotta do a proper shoot for it to show the color off!
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      08-23-2010, 01:40 PM   #51
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very nice color, kind of looks like a "frozen white" from the pics...grats on the new purchase!
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      08-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #52
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I can't tell the difference between this and AW. I'm sure it looks different in person.
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      08-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #53
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Very nice, congratulations.
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      08-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #54
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      08-23-2010, 04:54 PM   #55
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Not a huge fan of Mineral White on Coupes or Convertibles. Love it on the B7 we have in our showroom. I actually don't think the front plate looks all that bad on the M3 although I did leave it off mine. Where it really looks horrible is on the 7 series with M-Sport.
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What a great color! Congrats.

Mineral White looks much nicer than Alpine White IMO. This metallic paint color is like LeMans Blue - it really makes the 3 series lines look great!
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Congrats! It's a little hard to tell from the pics, other than that pic of the side where the color has a pearl quality it. Nice! Post more pictures under different lighting conditions if you can!
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      08-23-2010, 11:21 PM   #59
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thanks for the congrats, i do enjoy the color, hopefully will have some better pictures up by the weekend. cause what i see in person looks so much different then in the pictures.
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I don't see a huge different between that and Alpine from the pictures. Not when I take into account that it seems you photoshopped a filter over the top on some of them.

The car looks great, but I wouldn't say it is 1000x better than AW. AW is still a classy color. Some people's breath here could start fires. x.x
I think Alpine White looks a lot better, but it's just a personal preference.

Before I placed my order, I was taken to the rooftop at my local dealership where there was an Alpine White and Mineral White Metallic car next to each other in the sun. Mineral white looks shinier, but the color has a slight yellow or cream to it. Alpine white looks more like a pure white. I'm sure most won't notice the difference, but I deal with color every day in my job so I have senses for that kind of thing. Mineral white does look like a more expensive paint job. The difference is similar to comparing Jet black and BSM.
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Brilliant White = pearl, Mineral White = metallic white. As the photos show, the metallic is far more subtle than the pearl, which is somewhat flamboyant. Almost every photo I've seen of Mineral White can't capture the metallic quality. Needless to say, there's quite a bit of confusion, I've seen photos of one labeled as the other. Dealers should have samples, at least for the 7 series, if someone thinks they're interested.
Thanks for the info, as I have a BW E90 M3 I was curious of the difference. I'll be on the lookout for a MW so I can compare side by side!
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WOW! Love the car and color. If you ever get a chance to take shots with an Alpine white BMW would be great to show difference.
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i prefer alpine white
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Looks like Moonstone with a little less silver and gold. Great color!
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