Silver-Grey Appreciation Thread

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  1. 10 Mar 2014 at 11:47 AM #41
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  2. 10 Mar 2014 at 12:14 PM #42
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  3. 10 Mar 2014 at 1:21 PM #43
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  4. 10 Mar 2014 at 1:32 PM #44
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    Lovely mate. It's such a "boring" colour in thought, but so stunning in reality.
     
  5. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:19 PM #45
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    Silver Grey is one of my favourite colours. But Titan Silver is my least favourite (along with a Topaz Blue). I would never entertain a car in those colours, no matter how nice/mint/cheap/specced. Complete deal breaker.

    Funny how a darker, more complex shade can turn my opinion completely on its head? I think it's because plain silver is so common on every make/model, from boggo Mercedes, fords to taxis and police cars etc etc, whereas a deep rich metallic grey is so much more complex, and looks different in certain lighting conditions.Look at John's (ccfj1) example above - it almost looks Steel Grey!
     
  6. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:27 PM #46
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    Completely agree with everything you said, even with regards to the least favourite colours. Just personal taste.

    Also, aside from the sunroof, John's E46M is exactly what mine looks like. Or it will once I receive the black kidney inserts. Also got the BCR coilovers arriving next Monday, Euro tips and spacers tomorrow and CSL diffuser on Wednesday which will need painted, CSL style.
     
  7. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:31 PM #47
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    Yeah, its funny Keith mate, mine is deffo Silver Grey, A08 (option2) and in the pics it does look darker, (not messed with the photoshop colour palette either), it does seem that Silver grey does have a wide spectrum, I have seen cars in SG that look almost silver and then like mine look a lot darker (like steel grey).

    I know what you mean about darker colours, have a look at Geoffs (m3 ok), oxford green m3, it looks epic.

    I have to agree, silver is not a colour I would pic either, that or LSB or PY (i'm not saying they are bad, just not for me!!), I dont like white either TBH.
     
  8. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:32 PM #48
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    Mine are colour coded now mate. lol sorry.

    Nice, you going for the csl boot as well Neil?
     
  9. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:53 PM #49
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    Yes, your mates Oxford green is truly epic. I'd love to own that car! Beautiful.

    Funny again, as I HATE Boston Green on the e36, and the two aren't a million miles away in terms of colour, just Oxford is deeper, darker, richer and luscious.
     
  10. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:53 PM #50
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    Colour coded eh? Any updated pics mate?

    I would do, but I can't justify the price at the moment. Even considered one of those replica jobbies from Maris (£300 ish delivered). Would then need painting. However, if you're going to do something...

    I'll keep going with the stock boot for now.
     
  11. 10 Mar 2014 at 2:59 PM #51
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    Just seen your post above the last Neil. Haha, John always calls our cars Sisters. You'll now be our cousin, or perhaps step sister :muttley:
     
  12. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:00 PM #52
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    TBH Keith, if it looks anything like yours, I'll be very happy.

    It was one of the reasons I went for the SG in the first place.
     
  13. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:08 PM #53
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    With my winter set on, not a great pic, but I'll see if I can find a better one.

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    Geoffs with my CSL's on.

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    With his on

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  14. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:10 PM #54
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    Ah cheers mate. It's a cracking colour. I genuinely think it's one of the best I've ever owned. And I've had Estoril and Dakar yellow BMWs before!

    It just looks so good when clean, and hides dust and light dirt for ages... It's very easy to keep looking clean (even when it's not)!

    I'll be honest now, and tell you a little trick of mine. I'm not a fan of excessive washing anyway (more washing = more swirls no matter how careful you are), so I often do what I call a 'cat wash' between full washes. This is basically washing everything EXCEPT the paint. I clean the wheels, then go over the plates, badges and lights with a damp cloth. I then clean all the glazing and sunroof with glass cleaner and a couple microfibres. You'll be amazed at how clean a car looks with just clean wheels and glass! SG lends itself to hide dust and light dirt really well so the above method is perfect for summer when you want a clean car to roll in but can't be bothered to snofoam and do a proper, full on deep-clean. Try it :thumbsup:
     
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  15. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:11 PM #55
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    Lovely stuff John! Winter look ace too, glad I could help with the choice of sizes and it looked great!
     
  16. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:13 PM #56
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    ^^ couldn't agree more mate, they hide the dirt really well.

    I Like the cat wash idea too, I'll be using that!!
     
  17. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:14 PM #57
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    Yeah mate, I'm running a 15mm spacer on the front now too (not in pic) and it sits pretty much perfect!!.

    If only you could get a 18" style 32, deep dish front with a 30ET/35ET offset it would be perfect!
     
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  18. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:16 PM #58
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    I like it :)
     
  19. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:17 PM #59
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    Ahh, that colour coded grill looks excellent. Food for thought indeed.

    Will I be able to use 15mm/12mm (F-R) on CSL reps with BCR coilovers with no rubbing?
     
  20. 10 Mar 2014 at 3:19 PM #60
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    It does look better colour coded, I have the black side grills too (I HATE chrome, lol).

    You should be able to Neil, but it will depend on how low you go.

    What's the offset in the CSL's (38 or 44)?? (OEM CSL is 44)
     

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