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I could be wrong ... (archive)

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Posted by Glen on April 25, 2000 at 10:30:56:

In Reply to: Re: My Alpine weiss 2 has metal flake in it.... posted by Paul E on April 24, 2000 at 13:26:46:

I'll check with a microscope .
I'm not kidding i'm curious now.I noticed it on the hood but that was painted once before i got the car.The rear is original paint ,but i'll check both.

: : You can see it in strong sunshine .
: : And i love it
: : Peace
: : Glen

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: : : : Hey All-

: : : : I would have to say that I got my favorite color M3...which is Daytona Violet. Dakar Yellow, Silver, and Estoril Blue come in close second on my favorite colors. Please post your favorites here!

: : : looking color. And, it shows fewest blemishes. And, its by far the easiest paint to match and repair....Metallics are ok, but, have you ever tried to get a color match on a panel? Forget it...even if the color is matched, those metal flakes will line up the wrong way and give it away as a shading difference. Black is great, but too hard to keep looking good. Estoril is great, but everybody has it. Arctic and Titanium were great in the beginning, but now, they're too commonplace. Dakar is still individual, as is Violet. But White is classic, fairly rare on the Ms, easy to care for, and easiest to paint.
: Huh? Alpine White...with Metal Flake???If you are talking about the same color, alpine white, well, this is simply NOT a metallic color. NO matter what you think you see, Alpine White, Dakar Yellow, Bright Red, Imola Red, and Evergreen are all Standard, ie, NON METALLIC colors! All the other M3 colors ARE METALLIC. At least that's how it works in America...Perhaps, its possible in Europe that something else is the case. But not here.

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