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#1 (permalink) Old 01-30-2005, 10:31 PM
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about to buy a 2005 5 series in black. what's the difference between metallic black vs. jet black? is metallic black worth the extra cost?
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hmmm, i believe the explaination is that jet black is much flatter than metalic (jet black would be that standard black you see on cars) metalic black would actually have more metalic flakes in the paint to give it more of a shine in the paint.

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