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Is Aspen White plain white or pearlescent?

Does it have the metal bits in it like the storm titanium or even the multi color like chili red (red/orange), or is a straight gloss white?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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It has very subtle metal flake. It's not pearlescent. The metallic nature shows up best in bright sunlight.
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It has gold flake in it.
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It has flake in it, but unless you are really looking for it, it looks white. Nothing like the pearl white you seen on Lexus'.

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Gold? I thought it looked more bluish. Anyway, yes, there's metallic flake in it, but I wouldn't describe it as a pearlescent finish.

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it is not multi-color although at night it tends to take on the color of the street lights. I really like the color, it has some metal flake which is nice in the sun, but not terribly obvious so it doesn't look cheap. I've had a number of compliments on the color from the people you're want complimenting it.

...and if you get a deep scratch, it barely shows since the base fiberglass is also white.
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...and if you get a deep scratch, it barely shows since the base fiberglass is also white.
Which is a big plus in my book
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Which is a big plus in my book



Same here. Now I need an AW....



Still can't decide between AW, ChR, KG or CO for my next car



Although LB is pretty awesome.

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AW is awesome looking, but STi hid the dirt and road grim much better. You will also notice the yellowing of the Starshield on AW, and yes I don't care what BS they say, the Starshield does yellow over time.
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correct white doesn't hide dirt well... metallic silvery or goldish cars do much better. i think white is a neat color on this car becuase it's conventional so it doesn't attract "police" attention, but it still looks really nice because of all the black trim, and is still a visible car... and it matches really nicely with red and tan interior on the interior door panels.

The comments you get, are more like "wow, white actually looks really nice on this car".... my observation is that white only looks good on cars that have something special about them... normal cars just look like a rental.

Again! Think scratch cosmetic avoidance! i had to get on all 4's and look under the chin to see it had been scrubbed. Most cars you can see it when you walk up to them.

Mine was probably the first white car of the production line for 06's... VIN ends in 0007 and it's starshield is not changed that i can tell, but it's not that old... fortunately one of the observations of the body shop it's at is that the lotus starshield is of a good quality and one that can simply be peeled off by hand at normal temps so you can replace it easily without fear of body damage/paint removal. I also imagine high heat areas will yello the starshield faster.
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My StarShield yellowed quite a bit over the year and half I have had my AW Exige. I took photos from all angles and they were sent by the dealer to the SS headquarters and they agreed that it needed to be changed under warranty for discoloration and a streaking sort of film that was under it. Now it looks like a new car almost. After letting the car (StartShield) sit for a couple of weeks without waxing, I tried ReJex on the whole car. I know there may not be the depth on other colors, but on AW it looks great. So far everything from break dust to bugs hose off or at worst, wipe off with the lightest touch washing. I did put 3 coats on the rims inside and out over a 4-day period. Does not take long but so far is great. Sorry to get on the Rejex promo but it is worth a look IMHO!

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