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      01-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Black - Metallic vs Jet

would love to see the difference in some pics
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      01-15-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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would love to see the difference in some pics

here you go...more pics than you can shake a stick at...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1612
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      01-15-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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Direct comparison, same light, cars parked next to each other:



Black sapphire from far looks basically the same as Jet Black:



But up close and in bright light, you can easily see the flecks in the paint:





The further you step back, the less you see the flecks:



Keep in mind that a black car isn't a car, it's a full-time detailing job.
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      01-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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jet black looks better IMO
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      01-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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that is a hard color to maintain clean...but it sure looks incredible when its nice and clean.
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i prefer jet black as well. they look so good when fully detailed and reflecting everything.
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      01-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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      01-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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Jet Black all the way!!! heres a vid i made of my past Jet Black e90...wasnt done detailing it but it looked sick so far

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      01-15-2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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      01-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #10
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I went with JB because it's $500 cheaper and you can't tell the difference unless you stick your eyeball against the paint.
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      01-15-2009, 05:23 PM   #11
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My Jet Black after detailing. The hardest color you will ever have to detail!!







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I have JB but I think I am going to get SB next...
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      01-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #14
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Just about everytime I detail my car (Black Sapphire) and take it out - I get atleast one compliment from another driver.
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Just about everytime I detail my car (Black Sapphire) and take it out - I get atleast one compliment from another driver.

at least one eh?...youd get more if you had Jet Black...

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      01-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #17
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I have a JB and I got a loaner for a week that was SB. I couldnt wait to get my JB back. The SB in the sun looks almost graphite in color. Not for me
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      01-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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JB shows the real deep black color under the sun. You be the judge
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      01-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #21
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      01-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #22
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The darker, and deeper the color is on a black car the better it looks. JB undisputably betters SB in regards to these qualities. JB is my choice.
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