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Old 02-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
My 2012 Focus has red candy "metallic" but there is nothing metallic about it, no sparkly flakes in it. That is kind of a bummer. They also call it "tinted clearcoat." What the heck does that mean?
Are you suuuuure there are no flakes? They are small, but my BLUE candy metallic has billions of em...

Tinted clear coat means good luck getting a match if you need paint work.. Check out the blue candy thread, half of it is pics of different attempts to match the factory paint. Fortunately my dealer was across from the final assembly plant, and they had them walk a paint sample across the street. The tinted clear coat has a HUGE effect on the final look, based on the number coats out on. It seems 7 coats works best for matching the plastic bumpercovers to original factory tint. The tint works to deepen the look of the finish, by causing various shades of color to appear in different light/angles.
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