Blizzard Pearl vs. Super White

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  1. 67tony

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    One dealer's site lists their 2015's as Blizzard Pearl, and another says Super White.
    Are they the same, or is the pearl an off-white compared to a super (bright) white?
    I know the Blizzard Pearl costs more - due to an extra layer of clearcoat, maybe?

    Thanks for clearing this up!
     
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    They are not the same, you need to see for yourself. Perl is popular on Lexus, my wife loves this color. Other than that, super white looks more popular color. If needed a body work and low budget, easier find pre-painted or used parts. My Prius has super white color. I like it, and it is good for California.
     
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    Super White is a solid colour. Blizzard Pearl is metallic.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
    There is another thread on the differences, which I read after posting, and it is real thorough.
     
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    As explained to me, the Blizzard Pearl has tiny gold flakes in it. Thus the additional cost of about $400. You can tell the difference if you are up close, but otherwise, you'd just say it was a white car.

    If you look real carefully at the first photo on Sugar Silva's post, you can see a slight difference in color. But if you didn't know to look for the difference, you wouldn't notice it.

    Mike
     
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    Yup, basically it's a solid bright white (Super White) vs. a slightly off-white 3-coat pearlescent paint (Blizzard Pearl). It has the base coat, pearlescent coat and then the clearcoat. Normal metallic paint have the metallic flakes mixed into the base coat.
     
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    Blizzard pearl right here


     
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