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Has anybody else noticed that the flint mica sparkles are colorful in sunlight? How does that happen?
 

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The Indigo ink pearl also has the flicks and it sparkles in the sun. I love it. It's the best color. Don't you agree Eric?
 

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No. The Black Cherry, Silver, and Black (which I have seen in person) do not. I didn't see any in the Indigo Ink Pearl color either, for that matter.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 22 2004, 01:19 PM
No. The Black Cherry, Silver, and Black (which I have seen in person) do not. I didn't see any in the Indigo Ink Pearl color either, for that matter.
No... the black sand pearl also has the sparkles. It has a lot of blue sparkle like the flint mica. Thats what makes the black look more like a dark charcoal than a true black.
 

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yeah, the flint mica looks like it has glitter in it. i still like my silver the best
 

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alright.... Metal flake makes the car sparkle. THEY mix it into the paint b4 application.
you will notice the flake in
black
flint
black cherry
asure
indigo

sliver streak might have it but I cant see it
super white does not have any.

my .02
 

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Super white does have pearl, just not as big of a flake. Trust me, look at in under Fluorescent lighting and it comes out. The pearl is usually applied after the base coat... typically mixed in with the clear coat. Its what give the car its sparkle and its deep shine!
 

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Does anyone know if the TC Flint Mica is the same as the Lexus flint mica? I really want to see this flint mica everyone is raving about. I'm generally underwhelmed by dark gray or silver cars, but from the way people talk about it, this isn't just your ordinary dark gray. I haven't seen the flint mica in person, and I'm having difficulty committing to a color without seeing them all. If it's the same as the Lexis flint mica, I'll keep my eye out for it on the small Lexus SUV--there are a zillion of those around here, and I've yet to see a single TC. I also saw a black cherry XB today, so now I'm even more confused, because the color looked really neat--much darker than it looks in any of the pictures--I wish I could find a dealer that had all of the colors in a row.
 

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Originally posted by PwCTax@Aug 22 2004, 11:58 AM
The Indigo ink pearl also has the flicks and it sparkles in the sun. I love it. It's the best color. Don't you agree Eric?
It's got a lot of the metalic flake, maybe second to the flint mica, but it doesn't show the same range of colors... I don't like to say something is the best, but it's my favorite
 

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Originally posted by PDM72@Aug 23 2004, 05:31 AM
Does anyone know if the TC Flint Mica is the same as the Lexus flint mica?
The sales director at my local dealership told me that it's the same FM as the RAV4.
 

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Originally posted by Eric+Aug 23 2004, 05:47 AM-->QUOTE (Eric @ Aug 23 2004, 05:47 AM)
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The Indigo ink pearl also has the flicks and it sparkles in the sun.  I love it.  It's the best color.  Don't you agree Eric?
It's got a lot of the metalic flake, maybe second to the flint mica, but it doesn't show the same range of colors... I don't like to say something is the best, but it's my favorite
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Ditto! we know we have our favorite color and that's all that matters.
 

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It happens the same way diamonds, crystal, quartz, etc., sparkle in the sunlight. The light reflects off the facets in the object, producing a prismatic effect. I think someone already basically said that, though.
 

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Talking about paint... has anyone looked really carefully on their paint... cause I think I found some flaws in mine. Not sure... but I tried to wash it out this weekend and its still there. It seems to be on the clearcoat... small bubbles in certain places of the hood and side panel. Anyone else seen anything? You have to look really close and under certain angles, otherwise you can't really see it.
 

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Yeah I thought I wanted the black cherry till i went to test drive a car and all they had was flint i fell in love and drove it home that day!!! the paint is very demensional and deep with a fresh coat of wax this paint rocks in the sun!!!!!!! or the street lights...
 

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mmmm...Flint Mica is beautiful! But...did any1 see the color when it 1st came out....I was looking at a tC in Louisville in June....and the flakes looked larger....any1 else C this?
 
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