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It's an extra profit point for Lotus, nothing more.
 

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More prep necessary? Maybe metallic white needs a more careful application. You could see uneveness in the metallic density if not applied carefully. It may need several thin applications. That's my theory for what it's worth.
 

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I don't think it's just a metallic. I think it's a pearl in the clearcoat. So it's some extra expense and labor.

That said, it's not double the work. It's just corporate pricing/profit strategies at work.

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I don't think it's just a metallic. I think it's a pearl in the clearcoat. So it's some extra expense and labor.

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beat me to it.
If you look close, you can see pearls in the paint. ;)
Still, I too think $1200 is a bit steep... :mad:
 

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It's a three coat application.
 

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^^+1

The paint charge doesn't bother me at all and it is what it is...other manufacturers charge more.

Now, the $3300 :crazyeyes or $5100 -eek- they have for the Limited and Exclusive is something else but, if you really love it, I guess you'll have to pay. :shrug:
 

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I guess it separates us men from you boys... ;)
 

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Don't understand........there's no COLOR !!! rotfl
 

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Its because the pearls in the Aspen White use the same 3 stage paint process as Krypton. Base color, pearl, then clear. It gives it a really nice 3D look, but i think it popps more on the green.
 

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Can anyone that has an Aspen White Elise/Exige take a close up shot of the paint to try and capture the "pearlness" to it, or the gold flecks?
It's not easy to capture on film, but you can see the gold flecks in the enlarged image.

First pic is the whole frame, second is an enlargement of the central area:
 

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