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post #1 of 32 Old 10-30-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Standard paint "Silver" or elite paint "Supernova Silver"

I simply can't decide. What do you guys think? (please don't say elite because it's more exclusive/more expensive)

Money no object though - just want the perfect car...

FYI, the car will feature the following visible features:

- Lightweight forged wheels "Stealth"
- "Silver" CCB Calipers
- Carbon fibre front/side/rear splitter
- Carbon fiber engine bay
- Stealth pack
- Full leather "Black"
- Stitching "Light Grey"
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Supernova,special.

It was on display as an early car at the MTC. Very distinctive .

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But is the standard "Silver" more classy/elegant? It just seem a lot less "flaky"

The reason I doubt is because I saw this picture / car features standard paint... (think the owners is on the forum)
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In my opinion, neither. Titanium is my fave of the silver family. In fact, money no object, just order this car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvdyu5zfX78
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I don't want a grey one - I would like opinions regarding two colors; "Silver" & "Supernova Silver"

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You need to see Supernova because the fleck is very prominent but that causes the reflection

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Supernova,all the elite colours change colour with the day/night because of the depth of the colour

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standard silver


supernova silver


As stated the only difference is the pearl effect and Xirallic® consists of a new substrate which produces a lighter body color, greater color intensity and a more powerful lustre than most traditional effect pigments. So in sunlight will get a colour explosion, but don't really get the effect of VO.
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It’s all down to personal preference and seeing the car in the flesh.

A lot of people were raving over the Volcano Red, but it did nothing for me, just like stealth wheels.

Yet to many eyes, this is just perfect.

The point being, whatever anyone else says, its all down to you sunshine.

Try and see the cars in person (hard I’ll agree, given the limited stock delivered to date) but I am sure your dealer will arrange at trip to MPC, if you are having dilemmas.

Oh and ignore Depthofshine, your car will never look as good as his photos, unless he has done his magic on it (and well worth it)

Up above the streets and houses.
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I don't want a grey one - I would like opinions regarding two colors; "Silver" & "Supernova Silver"

Thank you
Yeah sorry for the hijack. I just love that car in the vid.
Go with your gut and you can't lose- they are both great colours. The only way to end up with the wrong choice is to ask other peoples' opinions.
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No doubt if it was me.....supernova. Like the proper bright Mercedes silver.

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I tend to avoid the 3 layer pearl paint jobs. They look amazing however, you must be prepared to custom wrap the entire car in protective film because it is difficult to repair any paint chips properly. You will never get a perfect match.
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Thank you all for your help!

Can anyone tell me - for sure - if this car is "Silver" or "Supernova Silver"? It's chassis N*19 - from Paris. Exactly my specs and looks great in my opinion.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fast-au...n/photostream/
http://www.fast-auto.fr/galeries/gal...ing-paris.html

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96KFS...watch_response
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I would say that is not Supernova which is richer, deeper and slightly darker.

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These are Supernova I think, but I'm not completely sure...
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