Join Date: May 2006
Location: Eastern Virginia
'05 vs '06 LB info
'06 LB is B120 (not B85).
I'm posting about my paint repair experience in another thread and biobaggie mentioned that in his factory tour they said the metallic flake in LB is in the clearcoat. I'm thinking that my have been true for '05, but not '06.
I accidentally ordered B85 because I couldn't find my code plaque anywhere on the car. When I tried to use it it was definitely less metallic and decidedly darker that my basecoat. Also, when sanding my factory clearcoat it came off without any evidence of metallic content. When I finally figured out my mistake and ordered the right code the match was perfect.
Perhaps the '05 LB was 3-stage with a metallic clearcoat and the "modified" '06 LB is now 2-stage with all the metallic flake in the basecoat (though for some reason it's still worth an extra $1200).
All my laurels you have riven away... and my roses; yet in spite of you there is one crown I bear away with me. And tonight, when I enter before God, my salute shall sweep away all the stars from the blue threshold! One thing without stain, unspotted from the world in spite of doom mine own...and that is... my white plume. Cyrano de Bergerac, Act V, scene vi.