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      09-27-2019, 10:45 AM   #45
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I regret Mineral White. First car with PPF, and my edges get dirt and show too much on white; also, you see yellowing more with white PPF. And I supposedly have the best, Suntek Ultra. I HATE white cars with PPF.

Also, I hate white because of all the rock chips that platter my rocker panel behind the front wheel and on the rear fender, despite the PPF there, I have lots of chips above where the PPF is.

I wish I had gotten Sakhir Orange or a blue.
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      09-27-2019, 11:09 AM   #46
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I love Limerock Gray so much. Couldn't be happier.... unless it was Porsche Chalk but I'll save that for a Porsche.
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I kept waiting to pull the trigger on paying for Individual paint (Atlantis) though in my heart I knew it's what I really wanted.

After picking up the car, I knew I made the right choice. If you plan to keep the car for a long time, it's absolutely worth getting the color you truly want. Every time I look at it I smile.
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Only briefly when it shows dust and dirt so quickly, but Tanzanite Blue looks so good...
WOW, Forget it! I changed my mind! I want Tanzanite Blue with my Nutmeg merino interior
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      09-27-2019, 01:23 PM   #50
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I don't even bother with colors as I always have color regret. I always default to my M3/4 to white and my M5 to black. Picking colors is super fun but there is always a risk. Yes i'm boring but I like being happy.
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      09-27-2019, 02:16 PM   #51
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I kept waiting to pull the trigger on paying for Individual paint (Atlantis) though in my heart I knew it's what I really wanted.

After picking up the car, I knew I made the right choice. If you plan to keep the car for a long time, it's absolutely worth getting the color you truly want. Every time I look at it I smile.
I totally agree. While saving 5k is obviously desirable, waiting until end of production, hoping your dealer gets a "free" individual paint car that may or may not have the specs you want is a gamble and especially loss of utility today. Some people think they have bragging rights because they didn't pay 5k...

I will gamble on a big recession happening and E46 M3 manual competition package with 10k miles and single 90yr old owner showing up at my door for 20k!
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      09-27-2019, 02:29 PM   #52
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When shopping I really wanted MW over Sakhir Orange, ended up getting AW/SO after seeing both in person. No regrets at all, absolutely love it.

MW still looks great but the more I see it, the more I think pearl whites look a bit feminine. No offense male MW owners.

I guess it's just embedded in my brain from seeing so many females driving around pearl white Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50s.
Not offended MW has to be the most forgiving/easy maintenance automobile on the planet. If I had to do it over? AW, less money, white is well, white.
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Not offended MW has to be the most forgiving/easy maintenance automobile on the planet. If I had to do it over? AW, less money, white is well, white.
How so? Maybe in the sense that MW doesn't show swirls or smudges as easily as a dark color, but on the flip side, road dust shows very easily on white, if you have PPF like me, you see dirty edges and more yellowing, and it shows every speck of road debris. I would argue that white and black are equally difficult to look good, for different reasons. My rocker panels look like crap on MW because rock chips show on white as little black specks.

One drive in my MW and I see dirt on it. On the other hand, my wife's Samurai (dark) Gray Q7, it doesn't show nearly the dirt after one drive, it still looks clean.
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      09-27-2019, 03:30 PM   #54
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Regretted Mineral grey (or forgot what its called exactly) on my 17 M3. SO interior definitely made up for it.

Switched to 19 M4 CS. LOVE the SMB!!
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      09-27-2019, 03:45 PM   #55
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I like my AW with the carbon bits, but I do wish I would had opted for an individual Atlantis or SMB. I just couldn't justify the price and the fact that the first rock chip would bring too much sadness.
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      09-27-2019, 04:04 PM   #56
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Iím on my second MG M3 and I sometimes lament not getting Mineral White. Grey is great for hiding dirt, but white looks spectacular to me when itís clean. Beyond that, a true classic silver is still my favorite.
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      09-27-2019, 05:54 PM   #57
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Not offended MW has to be the most forgiving/easy maintenance automobile on the planet. If I had to do it over? AW, less money, white is well, white.
How so? Maybe in the sense that MW doesn't show swirls or smudges as easily as a dark color, but on the flip side, road dust shows very easily on white, if you have PPF like me, you see dirty edges and more yellowing, and it shows every speck of road debris. I would argue that white and black are equally difficult to look good, for different reasons. My rocker panels look like crap on MW because rock chips show on white as little black specks.

One drive in my MW and I see dirt on it. On the other hand, my wife's Samurai (dark) Gray Q7, it doesn't show nearly the dirt after one drive, it still looks clean.
Swirls, micro scratching, pretty much non existent, +10 on that one. As far as rocker panels go, a couple blemishes but nothing terribly noticeable. Yellowing?? Maybe it's your auto shampoo but mine looks showroom ready. My past bimmers include Jet Black, Alpine White, Titanium Silver, Le Mans Blue, BSM. This color has been ridiculously easy, maybe I'm doing something right??
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      09-27-2019, 09:02 PM   #58
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Swirls, micro scratching, pretty much non existent, +10 on that one. As far as rocker panels go, a couple blemishes but nothing terribly noticeable. Yellowing?? Maybe it's your auto shampoo but mine looks showroom ready. My past bimmers include Jet Black, Alpine White, Titanium Silver, Le Mans Blue, BSM. This color has been ridiculously easy, maybe I'm doing something right??
I agree, white is soooo easy to take care of. I detail, as a hobby, and while I love the ease of white, its also hard to get the spectacular mirror finish after a good paint correction and waxing/sealing.
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Swirls, micro scratching, pretty much non existent, +10 on that one. As far as rocker panels go, a couple blemishes but nothing terribly noticeable. Yellowing?? Maybe it's your auto shampoo but mine looks showroom ready. My past bimmers include Jet Black, Alpine White, Titanium Silver, Le Mans Blue, BSM. This color has been ridiculously easy, maybe I'm doing something right??
I agree, white is soooo easy to take care of. I detail, as a hobby, and while I love the ease of white, its also hard to get the spectacular mirror finish after a good paint correction and waxing/sealing.
I've become incredibly lazy....
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I regret not to order Java Green Metallic individual paint with Sakhir Orange interior.
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I went from an AW 340i to a MW M3 and I love the MW. I missed having a white with some metallic/pearl in it.

Since all F80s are now used, and I was looking for a DCT ZCP with black interior, my options were fairly limited so I was going for Glacier Silver first (silver will always be one of my favorites) and then Mineral White, but would've been ok with another Alpine too.

If I could've chosen any color though, it would've been Laguna Seca Blue, then probably Imola Red.....maybe with the G80 someday
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Only briefly when it shows dust and dirt so quickly, but Tanzanite Blue looks so good...
WOW, Forget it! I changed my mind! I want Tanzanite Blue with my Nutmeg merino interior
Tanzanite is a great color, but it only looks like that from a given angle in very bright sunlight/light. It is a very, very dark blue that looks black a lot.
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My fav. individual color has got to be Daytona Violet.
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I've ordered my F83, San Marino Blue/Golden Brown interior. My current car is 2011 M3 vert, Alpine White. I really like the blue BUT keep wondering about the white, since that's what I'm used to.
Thoughts? Has anyone seen a SM Blue in person?
1st choice was San Marino blue
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3rd black - I have black

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Does anyone have pics of SMB and black 666M?
Head on over to the photo sections "ACAP Films of West Chester (or ...of Main Line)" on Facebook or Instagram.
My car is on their page if you scroll down midway through. Its SMB with the dark 666 wheels. (I tried to upload the pics directly here but damn MacBook is spazzing out with trying to attach pics)

My go-to color would've been either Miami Blue or Fire Orange had I have known that indiv. colors would be no charge only a couple months into MY20.

Fiancee pointed out how the shade of SMB looks close to the blue Civics or WRXs on the road. I know its all in jest, but now I can't unsee it.
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