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      03-03-2017, 05:48 PM   #45
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Tanzanite is not an Individual color in the same vein as San Marino, Nardo, Grigio, etc. None of the regularly available colors (...nor the extension colors that can be ordered without getting approval through Individual........e.g...Tanzanite, etc.) will have clear coat.
So the extra $2k for Tanzanite does not get clear coat but the $5k+ individual's do. Makes sense. That clear coat does "class up" the engine bay though!
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My Avus Blue doesn't seem to be cleared. There's a definite line a couple inches below the edge of the hood where the clear seems to stop.
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So the extra $2k for Tanzanite does not get clear coat but the $5k+ individual's do. Makes sense. That clear coat does "class up" the engine bay though!
That seems to be the most likely scenario.

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My Avus Blue doesn't seem to be cleared.
Hmmm. Interesting.
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My Avus Blue doesn't seem to be cleared. There's a definite line a couple inches below the edge of the hood where the clear seems to stop.
That's why they call it "Individual". Every individual painter at the factory does it slightly differently. Ha. On the plus side, just think of the weight you saved by NOT having that extra clear coat. Probably at least 1 pound, which could translate into a .00025 second improvement in lap times at the racetrack that you will never take your car to. Ok, now I'm just being sarcastic, but I've seen similar posts about weight savings that made me laugh, so I had to do it.
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ZCP M4 w/ Tanzanite Blue. Of course there's no clear, like /u/Venere said, these are race cars and weight savings are top of the order.
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Have an individual fire orange - underside of hood and engine bay are clear coated and polished.
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      03-03-2017, 06:59 PM   #51
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ZCP M4 w/ Tanzanite Blue. Of course there's no clear, like /u/Venere said, these are race cars and weight savings are top of the order.
I like it! ZCP no clearcoat because race car!!!
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Clear coat adds way too much weight. The CF roof guys would not approve....
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I have Dakar Yellow and pretty sure mine does not have clear coat, will check again later tonight.
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You lucked out dude.
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Hand painted line vs Robot painted line at Regensburg

6 Series in San Marino is robot painted at Dingolfing
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My 2016 M4 Avus Blue built at Munich factory is cleared under hood. Same finish as exterior of car.
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My 2016 M4 Avus Blue built at Munich factory is cleared under hood. Same finish as exterior of car.
Right on! Underhood clear crew. Heheh!
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      03-03-2017, 09:50 PM   #58
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I don't believe my pedestrian alpine white is cleared.
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      03-03-2017, 10:30 PM   #59
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This is interesting guys.... Tempted to go down and check my fashion grey under hood and see if it's clear coated or not! I will update with a picture once I do.

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I am sad to say fashion grey is not special enough to be clear coated..

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No clear coat on my Ferrari red F80 either.
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My 2016 M4 Avus Blue built at Munich factory is cleared under hood. Same finish as exterior of car.
I'm jealous
...but since your car was one of the two that inspired me to order Avus Blue I'll have to get over it! thanks for the inspiration

Maybe Regensburg doesn't do it but Munich does (or did)?
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So it appears to be random then, we have $5k individual colours both with and without clear under the engine bay.
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So it appears to be random then, we have $5k individual colours both with and without clear under the engine bay.
Not random but colour dependent

San Marino is a difficult colour to paint.
Regensburg and Munich cannot paint those on the regular line so have a 2nd hand painting line.
Other individual colours are easier to paint and can be done on the regular line.


Regensburg and Munich cannot add the hand painted bodies back into the paint line for clear coat.

Dingolfing on the other hand can take cars off the regular line temporarily for hand painting and then place them back on the line for clear. So M5 or M6 in San Marino dont have clear under the hood.


The robot applied powder clear system cannot do under the hood.
In the factories where wet clear is applied by hand they also do it under the hood.
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Not random but colour dependent

San Marino is a 3 layer paint with a semi transparent black surfacer.
Regensburg and Munich cannot paint those on the regular line so have a 2nd hand painting line.
Other individual colours are easier to paint and can be done on the regular line.


Regensburg and Munich cannot add the hand painted bodies back into the paint line for clear coat.

Dingolfing on the other hand can take cars off the regular line temporarily for hand painting and then place them back on the line for clear. So M5 or M6 in San Marino dont have clear under the hood.


The robot applied powder clear system cannot do under the hood.
In the factories where wet clear is applied by hand they also do it under the hood.
Guy with a fire orange above has clear under his hood. My fire orange doesn't...
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Looking at the 2017 Macao Blau 30 Yahre edition M3s they're also clear coated around the engine bay.
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