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Old 05-15-2013, 09:58 PM
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Frozen Black Paint? Opinions?

I have been offered to be able to get the frozen paint job in black on my 335i convertible. I was wondering if it is worth getting and if there happens to be a super hydrophobic coating that can be applied that doesn't change the look of the paint. My car is fully loaded and then some and I have hand controls since I have no legs.

What is your opinion of the paint?
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:07 AM
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Looks great but much more challenging to correct blemishes and care for. If you have the time (or friends) for the extra help, go for it. I would be tempted to try a different color than black to bring out the effect better. Good luck.

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:30 AM
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Frozen Black Paint? Opinions?

Looks cool when clean... But if this is your daily driver, it would be exposed to way too many contaminates. If I recall you have to repaint an entire panel, there's no blending. Those mental stresses alone would stop me from doing it.


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Old 05-16-2013, 06:58 AM
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What is your opinion of the paint?
Well you might want to read this.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...y-paint-jobs-3

And since you asked for opinions, I think matte finish cars look terrible. After spending an entire lifetime trying to keep my cars as shiny as possible it seems insane to me to pay a bunch of money to make a car permanently dull.

But if you like the look and don't mind all of the expense and issues then you should go for it. It's your car after all.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:50 AM
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I saw a number of cars at a car show that had the frozen paint look but they had been wrapped in film. It looked as good as a paint job and would be much easier to maintain or replace, IMO.
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its a fad that all the young kids are catching on to.

ive seen a few hondas/acuras around here with the frozen paint. in my opinion it doesn't look that good, but i can see how it might convey a sense of exclusivity to the driver.
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