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  1. HELLKAT_NY

    HELLKAT_NY Silver Member

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    Why does ivory tri coat cost $500 more? Is it because of the setup? Do they have to take the car off the line? Or maybe just one extra step. Just curious.
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Redline Tricoat Pearl is more expensive, also, as is Phantom Black. Probably because those three pearlcoats require more coats of paint. Sublime, B5, and Granite do not cost more, though, so I could be way off.

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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    And they require flake :)
     
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    They have multiple coats and i think they are wet-sanded between each coat?
     
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    Ivory white is more expensive because it is a 3 stage paint. It requires more materials and more steps than most other colors which is why it is more expensive. Most colors have a basecoat and then a clear coat. The basecoat is the color and the clearcoat makes it glossy. With a pearl white the car must have a white basecoat, then several coats of a pearl on top of it then a coat of clear. Those materials are not cheap either.
     
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    It maybe that FCA just wants to charge more as they think those colors are desirable. When B5 first came out in 2009, they charged more for it. Now it is a no charge color.
     
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    Well if that was true, then Sublime would cost more. But no, those 3 special color, Red, White, Black are above a standard factory paint job. Quite a big of extra work then a stanard job is done on those three. Hence the extra $500. I would like it if it was a $500 option for any paint job as well. But regardless, its just those 3 colors that require the extra materials and labor that require the extra cost.
     

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