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    Pearlescent white

    The Austrian configurator often lists options much earlier than other countries (I don't know why Smiley)

    Anyway there, you can see, for example the paddle steering wheel option as from 02/2010 at EUR 487

    and a Pearl-effect White exterior paint (listed as Außenfarbe: Perlglanzeffekt-weiss 947) at EUR 9.729 Smiley

    Crazy! OTOH Porsche know how to take the cream of profit.


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    Re: Pearlescent white

    reginos:

    The Austrian configurator often lists options much earlier than other countries (I don't know why Smiley)

    Anyway there, you can see, for example the paddle steering wheel option as from 02/2010 at EUR 487

    and a Pearl-effect White exterior paint (listed as Außenfarbe: Perlglanzeffekt-weiss 947) at EUR 9.729 Smiley

    Crazy! OTOH Porsche know how to take the cream of profit.


    That special colour thingy becomes more and more popular lately. Just remember the colour options for the new SLS. If you want that special silver paint they charge you 11.5k. Smiley

    Or the three layer colours from Lamborghini or Ferrari. Smiley

    Well, those who are willing to pay the price of a compact car for paint only... Smiley
     


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    Re: Pearlescent white

    I had the 3 layer pearlescent paint on my Aston Vantage called "Morning Frost White"...it was worth every penny.  It only cost an additional $3500, which is a bargain when comapred to Ferrari's Fuji Bianco, for example.


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    Re: Pearlescent white

    Shawminator:

    I had the 3 layer pearlescent paint on my Aston Vantage called "Morning Frost White"...it was worth every penny.  It only cost an additional $3500, which is a bargain when comapred to Ferrari's Fuji Bianco, for example.


    3.5k for such a colour is okay, but 10k or more a total rip-off. Smiley
     


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    Re: Pearlescent white

    Couldn't agree with you more.  Pity, as we'd see a much wider and diverse color palette of Ferrari's if only they charged a reasonable amount.  $10k = no way.


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    Re: Pearlescent white

    Shawminator:

    I had the 3 layer pearlescent paint on my Aston Vantage called "Morning Frost White"...it was worth every penny.  It only cost an additional $3500, which is a bargain when comapred to Ferrari's Fuji Bianco, for example.

    I have just seen a dealership´s car with that particular colour, very silky appearence if there is such a word for that...

    Less pearlescent reflection than e.g. Audi´s paint scheme in the 80ies but an interesting pattern nonetheless. I would prefer it ona V8 Vantage though since I find the DB9 too classical for such a paint.

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    Re: Pearlescent white

    The three layer colours are expensive because they have to be sprayed by hand and it is a very labour intensive process. The first coat is applied in a uniform direction, flatted then a layer of clear lacquer is applied. This lacquer coat then also has to be flatted before the second colour coat is applied, sprayed in a different direction to the first, flatted then re-laquered. This is then repeated a third time to give the depth to the colour and create the desired pearlescent reflection. Compare that to a normal metallic which has a basecoat and one clearcoat.

    I had to have a "bloom" imperfection on the bonnet sorted on my 430 spider which was three layer bianco fuji. The car had evidently suffered some minor damage at some point before delivery and a localised repair had been done on the affected area but under certain lighting conditions it was very noticeable yet invisible in others. After seeing how long it took Ferrari GB's authorised bodyshop to complete the repair and how much of the car they had to paint to blend the colour in I can fully appreciate why these colours are priced as they are.

     


    Re: Pearlescent white

    I was told my Aston took 40 hours to paint, more time than it takes most cars to be built. All by hand of course.


     
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