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      03-18-2014, 01:01 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
I don't really see the blue so much in frozen silver.

These frozen colors tend to look different to their gloss counterparts because the gloss changes the tone. Gloss has two effects - one is to darken the color, and the other is to reflect the color of the sky.

This latter effect is what accentuates the blue in silverstone. In frozen silverstone, it doesn't channel the blue as strongly, and the matte clear coat lightens the color too, creating more of macbook silver look.

I see a similar effect at play with Frozen Grey and Frozen Cashmere.
- Normal Cashmere looks like beige. Frozen Cashmere looks like a desert silver - a bit like matte version of Porsche's Platinum Silver.
- Space Grey looks very much grey. Frozen Grey in sunlight looks like Porsche's GT Silver but with a matte effect replicating bare steel - it is much more metallic and silvery than Grey.
I find there to be far to much blue even in Frozen Silver. The only one I like was the color on the M3 CRT, Frozen Polar Silver. Basically a Frozen TiAg. Tried to get Individual to do it on an E92 M3 and they wouldn't go for it.
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