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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone out there has a newer volt with the premium paint (Iridescent Pearl tricoat)? How does it look? Does it look yellowy like the ole pearl trucks and Cadillac's? Looking at getting one in this colour.
 

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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone out there has a newer volt with the premium paint (Iridescent Pearl tricoat)? How does it look? Does it look yellowy like the ole pearl trucks and Cadillac's? Looking at getting one in this colour.
I have it. Wonderful color. Not exactly white in the truest sense, but anyone that looks at the car will say, "That car is white" It is just a really pretty white (not a plain white by any means) you would not be disappointed in any way. Looks great with the windows tinted.

Forgot to mention=no yellow in this color at all, just a beautiful white, very impressive
 

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That's the one thing I didn't like about my old Volt. That cream color. Wished it was a true pearl white. Loved the pearl but not the piss yellow look.


The new Volt's Pearl White is a true pearl white with no yellow at all. Lovely. It was my color choice but couldn't get it at the time so I went with black which I will never go with again lol
 

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I have seen both and oddly I actually like both whites. Somehow the base white didn't come off to me as a refrigerator color. Now, a warning about either white, that isn't the fastest color. So performance would be lacking compared to say, Kinetic Blue
 

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Warning - brake dust (rusty red specks imbedded in the topcoat) really shows on white pain. My Volt had a similar color in Diamond White Tricoat and while it's beautiful paint at winter's end the tail of the car had countless specks that don't wash off.

Late model GM vehicles have coated rotors that are not supposed to dust but I'd be very leery of paying for a premium white paint.
 

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Warning - brake dust (rusty red specks imbedded in the topcoat) really shows on white pain. My Volt had a similar color in Diamond White Tricoat and while it's beautiful paint at winter's end the tail of the car had countless specks that don't wash off.

Late model GM vehicles have coated rotors that are not supposed to dust but I'd be very leery of paying for a premium white paint.
My 2016 has no such issues
 

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I have a 2017 that I drove to Florida and back (from CT), and never had a problem with anything sticking to the paint. Could be because I gave it a good coating of Collinite 845 before both trips, though...
 

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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone out there has a newer volt with the premium paint (Iridescent Pearl tricoat)? How does it look? Does it look yellowy like the ole pearl trucks and Cadillac's? Looking at getting one in this colour.
You can find some pictures of my 2016 Volt here - its color is Iridescent Pearl tricoat. As you can see, in bright sunlight it looks like white but does have a 'twinkle' to it because of tricoat.
 

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Yup..not yellow. The metallic "iridescent" really stands out in the direct sunlight. More so if you're wearing polarized glasses
 

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I have that color on my 2014 and love it. But, in my opinion you really need to see the color for yourself and decide if it is for you. It is pretty common on GM cars so it should be pretty easy to see in person.
 

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Love mine. No yellow at all. Great "pearl" look.
 

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Yeah, I love my "white" also. Well, my wife loves it more than I do. I was ok with the flat white, but she insisted on getting the "sparkly white" instead. Now, I'm really glad that I got it.

It's pretty!
 

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Wasn't my first choice (wanted silver) but, needed to get ANY premier before Jan 1 2018. Love the shiny pearl white but, thinking about painting the roof black when the weather warms up. I liked the look of my 2012 black roof to match the rear tinted glass.

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The new Volt's Pearl White is a true pearl white with no yellow at all. Lovely. It was my color choice but couldn't get it at the time so I went with black which I will never go with again lol
My old Volt was the tricoat (pearl) and when I found the only way to get the brandy interior with a Premier was to go with pearl again, I started looking. Found one about 4 hours away and it had adaptive cruise, but I lost a couple days due to emailing and missed out and had to go withr cajun red, w/o cruise. I could have still had adaptive cruise, but didn't want to settle for black.
 

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I used the touch up paint on my Iridescent Pearl Tricoat and it came out silver-like. Looks absolutely awful. Does anyone have any advice?
 

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A close friends son owns a bodyshop and I think most anyone in the business will tell you any amateur attempt to paint over any tri-coat finish is going to end up looking worse than before you started - It took three distinct steps to get it to look that way and any one step repair is going to look . . . . . poor. Some things should be left to the professionals and this is one of them

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The touch up paint supplied by the dealer has a paint layer and a clear coat. I thought "tri" means 3 coats. What happened to the third coat? Maybe that's part of my problem?
 
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