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