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      07-18-2019, 09:01 PM   #1
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Frozen Dark Grey and Frozen Arctic Grey the same?

I'm looking the BMW individual site. When choosing between Frozen Dark Grey and Frozen Arctic Grey the image doesn't change. Wondering now if it's the same color.

I also looked at a bunch of pictures of M5's online and it's so hard to tell as the color changes so much in different light and angles.

Any ideas? Either that or I just get black as usual.. lol
I think Frozen Dark Silver is too light and I might as well get Donnington and save the money.


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      07-19-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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I'm looking the BMW individual site. When choosing between Frozen Dark Grey and Frozen Arctic Grey the image doesn't change. Wondering now if it's the same color.

I also looked at a bunch of pictures of M5's online and it's so hard to tell as the color changes so much in different light and angles.

Any ideas? Either that or I just get black as usual.. lol
I think Frozen Dark Silver is too light and I might as well get Donnington and save the money.


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frozen dark silver looks killer in person
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      07-19-2019, 12:43 PM   #3
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The frozen arctic grey has a tinge of purple in some lights.
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The frozen arctic grey has a tinge of purple in some lights.
thanks, I found some more pictures of it and saw the same thing. I no longer like it
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      07-20-2019, 06:23 PM   #5
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frozen dark silver looks killer in person
Yea, I couldn't find one at my dealer to see the color. I chickened out and went black as usual :P
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Thanks Bear, looks sharp.
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You can also “fake” a frozen dark silver by matte wrapping a Donnington Grey. Doesn’t look exactly the same (Donnington has a touch of gold in it that isn’t present in FDS), but it’s close. Also the PPF is never 100% perfect so won’t look as good as the factory frozen paint under close inspection (but is much easier to maintain).

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My car is completely PPF Wrapped...
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My car is completely PPF Wrapped...
Same here (you need to if you want to go from a metallic paint to a frozen or it will show), just stating that under very close inspection you’ll see small imperfections in any wrap that wouldn’t be present in a factory paint job. I consider it a fair trade off for the $5k paint finish savings.
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      07-23-2019, 07:35 PM   #12
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I have frozen grey .
personally love frozen paint.
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Frozen Arctic Grey vs. Frozen Dark Grey

Hi, sorry I missed this when you asked. After many months of stressing out about it, and looking at the probably the same online pix you did, I went with Frozen Arctic Grey, and six months later I'm still in lust.

Depending on the amount of sunlight and cloudiness, it looks either blue-grey, dark grey or almost black. All three look incredible live - it's hard to capture the effect in photos.

The price for this luscious color is more frequent hand-washing, as it shows dirt et al readily. The Chemical Guys matte car cleaning products are awesome for the task.

The difference in Frozen Arctic Grey and Frozen Dark Grey, based on some paint formula assertions I found online, is that the former has a few different shades of blue mixed in...which is probably obvious given my previous point and the attached pictures.

I have zero regrets for jumping off that ledge.

Note that I did change the kidneys from stock to black a few months after buying it, made it look even better.
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Hi, sorry I missed this when you asked. After many months of stressing out about it, and looking at the probably the same online pix you did, I went with Frozen Arctic Grey, and six months later I'm still in lust.

Depending on the amount of sunlight and cloudiness, it looks either blue-grey, dark grey or almost black. All three look incredible live - it's hard to capture the effect in photos.

The price for this luscious color is more frequent hand-washing, as it shows dirt et al readily. The Chemical Guys matte car cleaning products are awesome for the task.

The difference in Frozen Arctic Grey and Frozen Dark Grey, based on some paint formula assertions I found online, is that the former has a few different shades of blue mixed in...which is probably obvious given my previous point and the attached pictures.

I have zero regrets for jumping off that ledge.

Note that I did change the kidneys from stock to black a few months after buying it, made it look even better.
Oh don't worry about not responding sooner - ops not that much closer to picking a color...
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