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View Poll Results: Which one is more classy and better?
Jet Black 44 32.35%
Black Sapphire Metallic 92 67.65%
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:23 PM
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So the Jet black vs. BSM battle continues...

I request BSM owners to post some reflection shots.
BSM FTMFW!!! It has about half a dozen coats of Zaino Z2 and Z5 now



manual flash to show the metallic sparkles better


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Old 06-15-2009, 05:56 PM
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Both show dirt, but the metallic looks a little better when dirty. Dings, small scratches, and the dreaded swirl mark aren't as noticeable on the metallic.

The jet black looks better if you can hand wash it all the time, keep it waxed, and avoid normal wear and tear. However, if you actually use your car in the real world, Sapphire is the way to go.
that's the best explanation. after having both, I would go with sapphire. jet black shows every single speck of dirt, which happens just minutes after washing! sapphire looks great and is slightly better for real life, kash
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:00 PM
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that's the best explanation. after having both, I would go with sapphire. jet black shows every single speck of dirt, which happens just minutes after washing! sapphire looks great and is slightly better for real life, kash
Are you sure? I can see minor scratches on BSM too, including metallic blue, graphite or any dark color.. BSM is a black color after all with some metallic flakes..
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:05 PM
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Here's my Jet Black, for more pictures check out:

1. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...334&highlight=
2. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...675&highlight=
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I suspect champdude has either gotten his car, or given up by now.

Having owned black cars before, I think it's the best looking colr for most cars, when clean and in good condition. But it is the worst color for showing dirt and swirls. I agree when Denziun though (see, it does happen sometimes ), the metalic isn't a heck of a lot better as far as swirls. I sure have to put a lot of effort to keep my Monaco Blue swirl free. I also park next to a pretty new BSM 135 at work, and I already see swirls on it. But I know he is nowhere near as anal about his car as I am
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I suspect champdude has either gotten his car, or given up by now.

Having owned black cars before, I think it's the best looking colr for most cars, when clean and in good condition. But it is the worst color for showing dirt and swirls. I agree when Denziun though (see, it does happen sometimes ), the metalic isn't a heck of a lot better as far as swirls. I sure have to put a lot of effort to keep my Monaco Blue swirl free. I also park next to a pretty new BSM 135 at work, and I already see swirls on it. But I know he is nowhere near as anal about his car as I am
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To a judgmental eye, any color shows swirls after awhile. Some are just less noticeable than others. Black and dark colors are always the worst, lighter colors better. But I can even see swirls on silver cars most of the time.
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