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    Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

    Not sure how these colors are named internationally, but in Germany there are two black-metallic paints for Porsches. The first one is black-metallic (translated from German word by word) which was used on Porsche cars (Boxster and 996) until 2002.

    With MY 2002, a new color, named "Basalt-Black metallic", was introduced (which on photos looks pretty much the same as the "old" black-metallic). However, I am pretty sure that there is a visual difference in real life between "Basalt-Black-Metallic" and the old "Black-Metallic".

    Can anyone tell me which of these two colors is more "graphite"-like or which color is brighter? ...or in general what the main visual difference between those two Porsche colors is?

    Re: Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

    Martin,

    I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question (I have a basalt-black-metallic 996 C4S) but there is a very useful Boxster website with lots of colour comparisons (and codes for Porsche paint finishes, year-to year) at:

    http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/gallery/

    Unfortunately, that website only has a black/black-metallic comparison photos (and not a black-metallic/basalt-black-metallic comparison). If you contact the guy who's website this is (see the "Feedback" page under "Misc" (bottom left), he may know the answer to your question.

    Otherwise, you might want to post your question on Renntech.org (which has lots of very knowledgeable members (then again, they also have people like me lurking around...)). The Porsche paint codes are also listed on Renntech.org at:

    http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?act=Content&code=colors

    Good luck!

    Regards

    Deeps

    Re: Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

    Hi Deeps... thanks for your post. I will repost my question at RennTech. But if anyone has a picture of a Metallic-Black car or a Basalt-Black car exposed to full direct sunlight, it would be great if you could post it here.

    Re: Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

    Attached is my 2001 996 C2 met black

    Re: Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

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    Martin J.S. said:
    Not sure how these colors are named internationally, but in Germany there are two black-metallic paints for Porsches. The first one is black-metallic (translated from German word by word) which was used on Porsche cars (Boxster and 996) until 2002.

    With MY 2002, a new color, named "Basalt-Black metallic", was introduced (which on photos looks pretty much the same as the "old" black-metallic). However, I am pretty sure that there is a visual difference in real life between "Basalt-Black-Metallic" and the old "Black-Metallic".

    Can anyone tell me which of these two colors is more "graphite"-like or which color is brighter? ...or in general what the main visual difference between those two Porsche colors is?



    The two shades of black are very close to each other, but one seems to have a higher metal-powder content than the other. I think it is the basalt black which has more "sparkle".

    I remember hearing of one car which was riding around for months with the "wrong" color engine lid after a repair without anybody commenting on it, which should tell you how close they are.

    Re: Difference between Basalt-Black met. and Black met.?

    It's near to that what Fritz said. The older colour is "black-metallic", newer one from about MJ 2002 on is "basalt-black metallic".
    The older one looks a lot lighter, if you see both cars side by side; it has a higher metal-powder content.
    The newer one has less "sparkles" and each looks a lot "thiner".

    Georg

     
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