According to some official documents intercepted by our friends at Bimmerfest, BMWNA’s lawyers are requiring owners of the 30 special edition Frozen Grey M3 to sign a paint agreement. Another by-product of the litigious US culture or is it really necessary to treat the matte paint with special care? Here’s the list of suggestions from BMW NA to avoid damaging the matte finish:
- Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it could lead to a glossy surface.
- If washing your frozen gray M3 in a automatic car wash choose a car wash that does not apply vehicle wax. Rinse the M3 with high pressure water to remove dirt before sending it through the automatic car wash to avoid scratches from sand, dust and other micro-particles.
- Remove bugs, bird poo, tree sap, tar, fuel spills or oil immediately using a soft sponge.
- Avoid strong rubbing while cleaning the frozen paint. BMW sells suitable products for maintaining the frozen paint at your local dealer.
- Repairs to the paint (scratches, dents, etching) must be completed by a BMW trained body shop. Most auto body shop will not be capable of repairing the frozen gray paint.
In other words, you will need to baby this car’s finish. If you planned on buying matte paint and then treating like any other car, you may want to reconsider your paint choice.