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Sorry I don't have any "beading" photos... however can someone enlighten me as to what the general process is for this? Is this some special coating I should be purchasing to have the dealer paint my car with for this effect? They call it SharkSkin... is that the same thing? Or is this something I can achieve by buying a product and spraying it periodically?
 

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only thing that would make that photo better is if it was VO ;)
Humbug to thee!
Thou wretched Volcanically and Orangey perferring type..... >:D
Only kidding, hope you have better luck with Junior......;)


Now for the education and benefit of Thunder Seven....:nerd:

The secret is lots of wax and polish with a squirt or two of some quick detail spray etc, my fave is Sonax brilliant shine detailer.
When it rains the water forms beads as the wax and or QD repels it. in certain conditions you get a nice uniform beading over the whole car.
Then you jump in (after taking some pics) and drive off down the road leaving a deluge of water streaming off the car so it looks all dry and shiny again:D
THEN, you go on about it all day long boring your workmates with lots of pics taken at lunchtime in between showers...sigh!
 

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It's free for a reason..>:D
To be honest when I saw VO in the show room I though it would be a colour that would be at an extra cost even though it was non metallic which I couldn't see at a distance.
Pepper white to be is unfortunately off white as I was actually after a block white.
Went for VO over BRG as I couldn't see an example and again to be honest BRG should be block also.
Is VO mocked so much because it's not a premium colour, if it was, would opinions be different?
Matt
 

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To be honest when I saw VO in the show room I though it would be a colour that would be at an extra cost even though it was non metallic which I couldn't see at a distance.
Pepper white to be is unfortunately off white as I was actually after a block white.
Went for VO over BRG as I couldn't see an example and again to be honest BRG should be block also.
Is VO mocked so much because it's not a premium colour, if it was, would opinions be different?
Matt
VO and Pepper white are sort of a "brand" colour for that generation.. so I think thats why it is free.. the others are just non-standard.

I don't think it gets made fun of though... maybe in a cheeky way but not like point and laugh.. its a colour that is very bright and not for everyone's personality. Personally I LOVE the colour, but my boyfriend didn't... and i realize that I might get sick of it quickly as it is a strong colour.

However I have yet to see one on the road.. and I wish they had a bright blue when I was buying.. thunder grey is beautiful colour but I also feel like I want a mini in a bright fun colour too :)

I bet you'll get more WAVES than I would.. my car is pretty hidden in terms of colour. I have yet to see anyone in a mini that notices me! No waves for this mini :(
 

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Don't feel too bad ThunderSeven. My car is bright red and I've only had one wave. Our Ontario Mini compatriots don't seem to be into the waving much. I've decided I don't care and I wave anyway. I promise I'm looking and I will wave at you!
 

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To be honest when I saw VO in the show room I though it would be a colour that would be at an extra cost even though it was non metallic which I couldn't see at a distance.
Pepper white to be is unfortunately off white as I was actually after a block white.
Went for VO over BRG as I couldn't see an example and again to be honest BRG should be block also.
Is VO mocked so much because it's not a premium colour, if it was, would opinions be different?
Matt
Don't feel too bad ThunderSeven. My car is bright red and I've only had one wave. Our Ontario Mini compatriots don't seem to be into the waving much. I've decided I don't care and I wave anyway. I promise I'm looking and I will wave at you!
Awesome, there's a bright red cooper 2015 in my building actually.. I sort of want to leave them a note on their dash telling them that the MCS friend below them says HI.. haha. How creepy would that be? LOL
 
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