BMW is making the Frozen Gray M3 owners sign an agreement that they understand the care the “frozen” paint finish requires.
The agreement states that the warranty does not cover the matte paint if it is damage by the owner as a result of negligence, lack of maintenance or proper care, environmental damage or improper repairs.
Here is list of suggestions from BMW:
* Never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it could lead to a glossy surface.
* If washing your frozen gray M3 in a automatic car wash (you should be killed) choose a car wash that does not apply vehicle wax. Rinse the M3 with high pressure water to remove dirt before sending it through the automatic car wash to avoid scratches from sand, dust and other micro-particles.
* Remove bugs, bird poo, tree sap, tar, fuel spills or oil immediately using a soft sponge.
* Avoid strong rubbing while cleaning the frozen paint. BMW sells suitable products for maintaining the frozen paint at your local dealer.
* Repairs to the paint (scratches, dents, etching) must be completed by a BMW trained body shop. Most auto body shop will not be capable of repairing the frozen gray paint.