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Old 04-04-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default Why is the White Platinum paint more expensive?

Is this paint more durable than the other colors? I can't get a straight answer from the dealer. Why is it a $495 option?

My little inquiring mind wants to know....
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much like the opalscent clear coat metallic on my tbird, its a multi stage paint job, not just color and clear coat.
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The cost of pearl for the paint is very pricey and also a 3 stage paint which means it also takes longer to paint over base clear system
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Ford does not paint very many White Platinum vehicles. White Platinum is a special paint mix. That's why some people opt to pay extra for it. I would if I were to special ordered one.
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When I purchased mine the dealer stated the additional cost of the paint job was because they add an extra coat of clear. I dunno this may be complete BS but that was there explanation.
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much like the opalscent clear coat metallic on my tbird, its a multi stage paint job, not just color and clear coat.


I agree with your assessment; extra cost of materials and more labor intensive (extra step) to apply.
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The cost of pearl for the paint is very pricey and also a 3 stage paint which means it also takes longer to paint over base clear system
So, does this make it more durable, too?
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So, does this make it more durable, too?
No it doesn't make it more durable. It does make it harder to match after body damage. I have had 3 pearl white cars and my g/f just hit my garage door with my cts, so I'll a good idea on how much more it costs to fix than regular 2 stage paint in the next few days
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So, does this make it more durable, too?
Nope.
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multi-stage paint, I had my candy red bedside painted from a car wash mis hap, it collapsed on the bed, and it was over 1300 in repairs, luckily, we settled it out of insurance with a check for 1300, and 200 in car wash tokens!
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