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      04-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #67
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I like it very much BUT Im just getting bored with all these flat colors.
Difficult to take care of as well.
Really? Care to say why?
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As amazing as these frozen colors are, they are too new of a painted technology for mainstream. You can't wash, wax, polish, or correct a frozen color car. You get bird poop on the hood and don't get it off in time? Oh well, good luck fixing that. I spoke at length to some of the people who run the VDC for BMW and they have a hard time color matching the paint for minor repairs.
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Although I haven't had to respray any part of my car, I can't imagine it would be any more difficult than normal paint...the colour underneath is the same as any other car, it's just the clear coat that is matte!
According to the paint specialist at the VDC (fuzzy memory of what he said), but basically it comes down to the color tone when mixing the paint together, its hard to get the exact precise match between one frozen silver to another frozen silver. They showed us color swatches of space grey for example from over the years and not one was an exact match and when you put it on a coat like theres (since its not exactly matte, it still has a bit of sheen to it where matte shouldn't reflect that much light) it gets really difficult to get exactly right. The repaired portion was definitely frozen silver but it was really easy to tell where it was resprayed. Quite an eye opening experience. Hopefully they figure out an easy way to repair, but for now, looks like a pretty lengthy process to get it right.

Actually a funny story is when they talked about us looking at the 6 Series grand sport coupe, they specifially said to please don't try to poke and touch the paint finish too much as its difficult to get rid of the oil residue from the finger prints and it was the photo car used in the promotions, of course the first thing I notice coming back from the tour to take a look were fingerprints running up the hood.
I think I was with you and my friend when we went back to look at the frozen grey M3!
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has there been a frozen jerez? cant i just sand my car to make it look matte?
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has there been a frozen jerez? cant i just sand my car to make it look matte?
hah ha! im picturing you with an orbital sander
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hah ha! im picturing you with an orbital sander
yeah i will try it today im a pretty hung over and now seems like as good a time as any to screw it up.
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I may have missed this but how much is the option for the Frozen colors ? Does anyone know ? Im assuming it ain't cheap . I like the Blue but Black may still be my fav
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