Polar white vs diamond

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  1. Zakattack

    Zakattack Member

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    Probably been asked loads, but just wondering the difference
    I'm assuming polar white is flat white while the diamond is metalic?
     
  2. swale

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    yep diamond is pearl metalic
     
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    Zakattack

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    Are both a non cost option from new?
     
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    The _Don Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    D White is a cost option.
     
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    Whats the one that has a creamy look to it?

    Tony.
     
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    Calcite/cirrus white,lovely colour!
     
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    Polar white is really bright white.

    Diamond White Metallic is a little creamy in comparison but has a pearlesence to it.
     
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    Zakattack

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    So are there 3 different whites?
     
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    Not currently I don't think.

    Calcite white was replaced by Polar I think.
     
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    My car is Calcite White, kind of creamy. Like teeth, it either looks white or when dirty has a hint of cream

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  11. Peter103

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    Polar white is what's known as Solid white, if you prefer Diamond white metallic, its an optional extra. My E class is Polar white which I like very much, you may see the xf jag in white which I think is a much whiter, white if that's possible, and was pleased when I saw MB,s solid Polar white, and with a Pan am roof, lovely.
     
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    By the way Red, how are you liking your new 400, sorry don't mean to hi jack,Zakattack.
     
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    Mine is Polar, Diamond was too creamy for my liking. Polar isn't what I'd call a bright white though, Audi Ibis white is much whiter.
     
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    The recent Ford White is even whiter, looks beautiful. Don't know the name of the paint though
     
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    Red C220 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's excellent, it really feels like quality, I'll do a thread on it when I get to 1000 miles.

    I find it very fast to be honest, I don't think I'd hold on to my licence if I had an AMG. In fact I'm struggling to see where you'd use the extra power over this so I'm delighted I went for the 400 rather than the 500.

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    For one day I had 2 SLs, one Polar and the other Diamond. The Polar is the one in front.

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    for me I prefer the polar, diamond looks grubby in comparison.


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    Mine is Diamond and it cost £935.00 when new
     
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    Diamond white does look good with a red interior, probably as it’s a creamy white. Beware the cost of any paint repairs with Diamond white. I spoke to the guys at a well respected MB/VAG body shop about pearlescent paint repairs and they told me it’s very costly! Partly because they have to blend the paint into any adjacent panels to get a good match. Solid white is a lot easier and hence cheaper to repair if required.
     
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    Much prefer the cleaness of Polar. That said I quite like classic creams with a red interior think Mk2 jag, XK150 etc......... but just not with pearlescent. Just my opinion.
     

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