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      12-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Maintenance of M3 Frozen Silver Edition paint?

Hi Everyone,

Really need your help and feedback.

My M3 is 3 years old and I am in the process of replacing it. I really want the limited edition M3 Frozen Silver Edition Coupe but have a few car care questions.

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If anyone has one you could possibly help me out.

Ive been told that cleaning them is a real chore as its not as simple as a driveway wash.

Bird sh*t ive been told can wreck the paint???

Im a bit blagged as to what my next move should be as I love the Frozen Silver matte paint work and the whole package........

Yours truly, a blagged M3 lover

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      12-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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The color maintenance is tough, if you'll get a clear wrap all over right away, that's another story.
I don't know how much the prices are in the UK at the moment, but you guys are pretty lucky Find me a santorini blue m3 !!!
As long as the price is ok with you, go for it.
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      12-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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washing wouldnt be my main concern, it would be touch ups for minor damage.

Mercedes has the same matte finish in a couple colours and if you scuff the bumper you're in for a real treat for something that should be a few hundred bucks on a normal colour.

paint matching is reserved for only the best of body shops.

might be better off getting a regular paint scheme and vinyling the desired finish
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Bird shit destroys any paint. This whole matte paint care thing has gone off the deep end. The car is painted the same exact way but has a flattening agent in the clear coat. You can maintain it just like a normal car
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You can maintain it just like a normal car
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I hope this helps... and yes, it looks like it's a real pain:

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      12-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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Bird shit destroys any paint. This whole matte paint care thing has gone off the deep end. The car is painted the same exact way but has a flattening agent in the clear coat. You can maintain it just like a normal car
maintain=wash...then yes. You can not polish or compound a frozen color.
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you cant use polish or regular waxes on these types of paints. swissvax makes a wax and spray detailer for matte paints its called opague.
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Don't drive it problem solved...or just get normal paint lol
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Some bad advice in here...

True details on this paint can be a little challenging. Simple washes are the same as any other car though. Don't use compound or polish, or you'll ruin the paint.
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      12-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #11
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It pretty easy to maintain. Use swissvax opaque products and Chem Guys Matte Detail Spray.
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      12-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #12
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Can you compound out swirls / scratches just like normal paint? If not, seems like it would be near impossible to care for..
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