Mineral White?

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Mineral White?

Post by True-Blue » Sun May 02, 2021 4:43 pm

Bit of a strange one, but one of my friends has said he’s thinking about a mineral White E89

Any particular issues with this paint finish?

I think it’s just a Pearl finish rather than a frosted finish, but thought I’d ask if any one has one or can shed any light?

Many thanks :thumbsup:
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Post by Pbondar » Sun May 02, 2021 4:58 pm

It’s a nice metallic finish..so conventional paint with a clear coat lacquer on top.. :thumbsup:
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun May 02, 2021 5:08 pm

I think Rob (Smartbears) car is mineral white, if so I am sure he will advise

I had a pearl 3008 in white and no issues with that at all.
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Post by True-Blue » Sun May 02, 2021 5:09 pm

Thanks gents, I’ll report back :thumbsup:

Looks a lovely colour (in the sun) based on some pictures I’ve found
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Previous Z4’s : E89 20i in VO, E85 3.0Si Silver sold at 29.5k miles, E85 Silver 3.0Si se, E85 3.0i, E86 3.0 Si, E85 2.5si

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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun May 02, 2021 5:13 pm

True-Blue wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:09 pm Thanks gents, I’ll report back :thumbsup:

Looks a lovely colour (in the sun) based on some pictures I’ve found
Think it is probably quite rare as well - why the hell did he not buy your VO one?
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Post by True-Blue » Sun May 02, 2021 5:22 pm

Ole gits rule wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:13 pm
True-Blue wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:09 pm Thanks gents, I’ll report back :thumbsup:

Looks a lovely colour (in the sun) based on some pictures I’ve found
Think it is probably quite rare as well - why the hell did he not buy your VO one?
He liked the VO in the sun, but felt it was a bit brown if it was overcast... it was a bit of an ‘’all or nothing’’ colour for him
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Previous Z4’s : E89 20i in VO, E85 3.0Si Silver sold at 29.5k miles, E85 Silver 3.0Si se, E85 3.0i, E86 3.0 Si, E85 2.5si

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Post by Lynchy » Sun May 02, 2021 5:28 pm

Mineral White is a lovely colour. It isn’t a standard white but a white base coat followed by a Pearl coat over the top which gives it the beautiful fleck and then a lacquered coat.

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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun May 02, 2021 5:29 pm

He liked the VO in the sun, but felt it was a bit brown if it was overcast... it was a bit of an ‘’all or nothing’’ colour for him
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Strange as I think the latest 3 series orange (not certain if it is sakhir or sunset) looks very brown when its overcast but great when sunny, never thought VO was like that - alway looks more orange than copper.
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Post by MACK » Sun May 02, 2021 5:37 pm

It does look nice, I liked it in the flesh when we were buying our G20 3 series, nice pearl effect, but in the end went with Mineral Grey.
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Post by True-Blue » Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm

Ole gits rule wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:29 pm He liked the VO in the sun, but felt it was a bit brown if it was overcast... it was a bit of an ‘’all or nothing’’ colour for him
Strange as I think the latest 3 series orange (not certain if it is sakhir or sunset) looks very brown when its overcast but great when sunny, never thought VO was like that - alway looks more orange than copper.
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In certain lights it can look bit brownish... dusk/overcast etc. Really comes to life in bright sunshine, but can look quite different when it’s not bright sunshine.
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun May 02, 2021 5:51 pm

True-Blue wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Ole gits rule wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:29 pm He liked the VO in the sun, but felt it was a bit brown if it was overcast... it was a bit of an ‘’all or nothing’’ colour for him
Strange as I think the latest 3 series orange (not certain if it is sakhir or sunset) looks very brown when its overcast but great when sunny, never thought VO was like that - alway looks more orange than copper.
In certain lights it can look bit brownish... dusk/overcast etc. Really comes to life in bright sunshine, but can look quite different when it’s not bright sunshine.
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Well, ir would not put me off - the colour is one of the best on an e89
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Post by Boyo » Sun May 02, 2021 5:56 pm

I had a mineral white 35is. Lovely colour but the consensus in the trade is that its a nightmare for smart repairs on small scratches etc.
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Post by warmasice » Sun May 02, 2021 9:12 pm

Mineral white owner here. Absolutely love the colour. Repairs shouldn't be an issue with a quality bodyshop, but if you're looking for a cheap smart repair then forget it!
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Post by Smartbear » Sun May 02, 2021 11:55 pm

Owned my e89 over 4 years now & still like the colour, especially on a bright day :)
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Post by True-Blue » Mon May 03, 2021 10:37 am

Thanks Gents, I’ve reported back.

The car in question is on auto trader at just under £10,500... low spec though, no PDC, IDrive, or cruise, but does have heated seats & steering wheel.

It’s miles from us, not sure if he’s going to view it or not :?
Ditched one German mistress for another... currently dating a TTS Roadster :evil:

Previous Z4’s : E89 20i in VO, E85 3.0Si Silver sold at 29.5k miles, E85 Silver 3.0Si se, E85 3.0i, E86 3.0 Si, E85 2.5si

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