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Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum (2010-2016) Discussion, Question on color schemes in Cadillac SRX / XT5 Forums; Gents, Something I've always wondered - why the tri-coat only on the white and red colors? Djh...
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    djh is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Question on color schemes


    Something I've always wondered - why the tri-coat only on the white and red colors?


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    sube5186 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Question on color schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by djh View Post

    Something I've always wondered - why the tri-coat only on the white and red colors?

    Actually, only the Platinum Ice has the tri-coat. The Chrystal Red uses a "tintcoat", which I think is similar. God only knows why they chose a different name. They use a "top" coat over a slightly different colored "base" coat. This produces a unique color effect.

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: Cost $995 more, requires a two part touch-up paint, which is difficult
    to do for small paint chips, almost impossible for all but the finest
    body shops to properly match, should you have an accident


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    TheCaptain is offline Canadian ATS & SRX Mod
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    Re: Question on color schemes

    White is a Tri coat paint. Base white, pearl on top, then clear for the finish. Where as tintcoat uses a tinted clearcoat to provide an amazing finish, and the rest are just a metallic or gloss coat then clear.

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