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The skinny: Jet Black v. Cosmos Black (archive)

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Posted by Mike Chiang on April 27, 2000 at 09:38:46:

In Reply to: Paint: Jet Black v. Cosmos Metallic Black? posted by J on April 27, 2000 at 02:21:45:

My previous ride was a 325is in Jet Black.

My M3 is Cosmos Black.

Jet is NOT a metallic color, and is your otherwise plain, basic black. Unlike a metallic or 'pearl' black, there are no special additives in the paint.

Cosmoschwartz is a metallic paint.. if you look closely, there are little grey flakes in it. Under very strong sunlight (like the kind we get in Florida summers), it has a distinctly grey hue. It's kind of a 'dirty' black..

I suppose it looks a bit like unpainted carbon-fiber... at least the same shade of grey/black if not the correct texture.

One thing I notice... Cosmoschwartz is harder to keep looking clean. Have no idea why.


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