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Old 11-05-2012, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Zeichen311 View Post
This gets tossed around from time to time but just for the record, it's incorrect. The matte finishes do have a clear coat protecting the color base coat. It just happens to be a matte- rather than gloss-finish clear.
That's not what I physically saw and was told at the Dingolfing plant...I believe I may have incorrectly stated that frozen paint is just the regular paint-when actually you can get any color paint in a frozen color in a a 5, 6, or 7 or M car...however, in the plant, the car does not go through the clear coat process. The paint is actually different, they may add some kind of clear element in the base paint shop, but the car does not physically get the clear coat treatment on the line. This was a major topic of discussion-the clear coat on an F02 actually weighs something like 4 kg.

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