: Cars.com KickingTires Blog reviews the matte paint on GC

11-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Interest read about the comments from KickingTires about the matte paint.
Maintenance recommendations are different than conventional paint.

BMW's frozen paints require a different approach to care and maintenance. It may intimidate those who previously haven't put any more thought than a $10 quick wash into caring for a car's paint. A few of our editors second-guessed choosing the fancy matte paint after hearing the damage prevention precautions. Those warnings shouldn't intimidate shoppers who are already somewhat meticulous about car care, however. For some, it may already be second nature to freak out when tree sap hits the car's hood.

KickingTires reviewing GC matte paint (http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2012/11/bmws-matte-paint-requires-sharp-attention.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cars%2Fkickingtires+%28Kickin g+Tires%29)

11-13-2012, 09:29 AM
Matte paint looks great at an auto show but I wouldn't want to own a car with the finish. It sounds like it takes a lot of effort to baby because you cannot simply polish or buff scratches or imperfections out of it. Check out this video for additional care tips -



11-13-2012, 09:54 AM
I'm in the camp that finds these finishes unique, but only to a point. I noticed a few cars with "frozen" finishes the last time I was in Los Angeles...a couple of 911s and an M3..all were distinctive looking. However I wondered to myself, if one was my car, because the finish is so strikingly different how quickly I might become tired of it. For me, I just don't believe that the thrill would last that long.

11-13-2012, 04:44 PM
I will let you guys know how bad maintenance really is in a few months. It seems like current frozen color owners haven't had any issues and are still 100% behind their decision, so not sure how much to read into these reviews since they don't actually own the car, they are just guessing on what maintaining them would be like.

I would have never opted for frozen if I were purchasing the car, but on a lease I am not really worried about it. I can't see myself getting sick of the bronze that fast.

11-17-2012, 08:48 PM
I didn't have any trouble with my frozen bronze for the last 2 months all you have to do is just wash it with water and use a special cloth.