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      06-10-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
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i remember one was a bit darker (more blue). lemme know what you find!
I certainly will sir
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      06-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #24
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there are many variations to all automotive colors.
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      06-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #25
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My AW after almost 2 years still looks new. Although I wouldn't have noticed the orange peel if it weren't for this fucking forum
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      06-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #26
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This. Exactly why you shouldn't buy pre-painted parts. (i.e. Euro bumpers, lips, boot lids) also why you shouldn't ship your parts somewhere to be painted without sending your car for paint match

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^^^ Hes right.

When I took my car to Derek @ MAC, he showed me all the variations BMW has on their Alpine White Paint. He explained how Alpine White is comprised of many other colors such as silver, yellow, and a few others. There are 12 different variants of the AW300 paint code, the purest white having the least of the other colors of course.

So you probably just found yourself with a car in the lower 6 shades hence why yours looks more yellow than other AW BMW's. Jesus Christ its amazing what you can learn from the boys over at Martino Auto Concepts. Derek did not simply tell me this, he took me down and showed me all the shades in his paint book with all the mixture contents and everything. Once again, those guys are gods.

So you can take your car to have a full body paint correction if you really wanted. Good luck OP
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      06-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #27
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My AW in my E92 seemed to fade. My M3 friends said I have a special paint color called, "Eggshell white."
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      06-10-2011, 09:28 PM   #28
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My AW in my E92 seemed to fade. My M3 friends said I have a special paint color called, "Eggshell white."
im imagining championship white on a lancer evolution 6.
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      06-10-2011, 09:37 PM   #29
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u just need to wash ur damn car. Period.
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      06-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #30
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Wax can yellow a white car as it ages. You want to strip the old wax off the car by washing it with dish washing liquid, then rewax and it will look like new.

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Uh....NO. This is bad information. Never use dish washing liquid on your car. It will eat clearcoat. Dish washing liquid is for dirty dishes...not dirty cars.

You see all those cars with F-d up clearcoat chipping and oxidizing?... it's cause the owners are too cheap to buy car washing liquid and use dish soap to wash their cars.
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      06-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #31
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Uh....NO. This is bad information. Never use dish washing liquid on your car. It will eat clearcoat. Dish washing liquid is for dirty dishes...not dirty cars.

You see all those cars with F-d up clearcoat chipping and oxidizing?... it's cause the owners are too cheap to buy car washing liquid and use dish soap to wash their cars.
I didnt want to say anything because its opening a can of worms. But we all know that one should never use dish washing luquid on our cars. sooo many threads on this one.
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Uh....NO. This is bad information. Never use dish washing liquid on your car. It will eat clearcoat. Dish washing liquid is for dirty dishes...not dirty cars.

You see all those cars with F-d up clearcoat chipping and oxidizing?... it's cause the owners are too cheap to buy car washing liquid and use dish soap to wash their cars.


Incorrect. Some detailers actually use dawn soap to strip off LSP's. (Wax,etc.)

And these people are charging upwards of 5 bills, doing Lambo's etc..

Please tell me, what does chipping of the paint have to do with washing your car with dish soap?
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Incorrect. Some detailers actually use dawn soap to strip off LSP's. (Wax,etc.)

And these people are charging upwards of 5 bills, doing Lambo's etc..

Please tell me, what does chipping of the paint have to do with washing your car with dish soap?
I dont know about the chipping of paint shit and stuff, but official verdict of M3post: dish liquid soap is a no no.
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I dont know about the chipping of paint shit and stuff, but official verdict of M3post: dish liquid soap is a no no.
It only strips off the old wax guys..not to be used everytime. Natural wax will yellow in time due to the sunlight. You can strip the old wax off the car by washing it with a dish washing solution (obviously diluted with water...). Then go back to using a car wash soap..

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Uh....NO. This is bad information. Never use dish washing liquid on your car. It will eat clearcoat. Dish washing liquid is for dirty dishes...not dirty cars.

You see all those cars with F-d up clearcoat chipping and oxidizing?... it's cause the owners are too cheap to buy car washing liquid and use dish soap to wash their cars.
You missed my point completely...you do it only to remove the old wax off the car, not to do it every wash. Read what I wrote...You want to strip the old wax off the car by washing it with dish washing liquid never told him to continuously wash the car with dish washing liquid.

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It only strips off the old wax guys..not to be used everytime. Natural wax will yellow in time due to the sunlight. You can strip the old wax off the car by washing it with a dish washing solution (obviously diluted with water...). Then go back to using a car wash soap..

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prove to me how dish washing soap damages clear coat. Modern clear is made to stand up to worse things the environment has to offer.

BMW isn't any different.
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prove to me how dish washing soap damages clear coat. Modern clear is made to stand up to worse things the environment has to offer.

BMW isn't any different.
Was this directed to me?? I actually agreed with you..all it does is strip off the wax, that's why you don't want to use it unless you want to rewax your car every wash. Not because it strips off the clear coat.

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white cars have to be washed very often...
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YOU ARE RIGHT LOL ME EITHER!!!
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Uh I hand wash my car with Zaino products every Saturday.
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Uh I hand wash my car with Zaino products every Saturday.
Good man. Thanks for reminding me, I need to place an order
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