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Old 12-10-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
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Can someone please explain the difference between BMW's Metallic Paint and the Non Metallic Paint? Thanks.
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Can someone please explain the difference between BMW's Metallic Paint and the Non Metallic Paint? Thanks.
Metallic paint has the glitters in them versus no glitter in non metallic. I think only the alpine white is non metallic. All other bmw colors (maybe with exception of jet black too) is metallic. Same process, same number of layers. I think they charged more for metallic in the 3 series, but no extra cost for the 5,6, or 7 series.
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Can someone please explain the difference between BMW's Metallic Paint and the Non Metallic Paint? Thanks.
Metallic paint has the glitters in them versus no glitter in non metallic. I think only the alpine white is non metallic. All other bmw colors (maybe with exception of jet black too) is metallic. Same process, same number of layers. I think they charged more for metallic in the 3 series, but no extra cost for the 5,6, or 7 series.
[/quote]Yep, as I understand things, the giltter is actually metallic flakes.
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Correct, Jet black is non-metallic.
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I think I am going crazy, but when I ordered my car the metallic paints were a 495$ option the the 525's and all colors were standrad on the 530.

I just went to confirm this and teh bmw website and also edmunds show that there isn o price difference for any of thepaint colors.

I wonder if I am crazy or BMW changed this.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:42 AM   #7
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I think I am going crazy, but when I ordered my car the metallic paints were a 495$ option the the 525's and all colors were standrad on the 530.

I just went to confirm this and teh bmw website and also edmunds show that there isn o price difference for any of thepaint colors.

I wonder if I am crazy or BMW changed this.
I think that only apply to 3-series.
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Here in Europe metallic paint is for extra cost. Around 850$ for my mystic blue paint. The two standard colors alpine white and jet black are available for non extra cost.
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Metallic paint is std on 3.0l cars upwards in the UK.

Metallic paint costs more as its a 2 pack system i.e clear over base.
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In US, there is no extra charge for exterior color for 5-series at all. Period.
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