So are you one of the lucky 30 owners of the ultra limited edition BMW M3 Frozen Gray Special Edition ?
Needless to say, we envy you for scooping up such an awesome car. On the other hand, we just learned that maintenance for that sick paint job is a little more complicated than any of us expected.
According to Bimmerfile, owners of the limited run M3 will be required to sign a ‘paint agreement’ that explicitly states that the warranty for the Frozen Gray M3 does not cover the paint in the event that it’s damaged by extenuating circumstances like environmental damage, negligence, lack of maintenance or proper care, or improper repairs. BMW even went as far as bullet-pointing the number of ways that you can keep the exclusive paint job looking brand-spankin’ new.
Check out the maintenance specifications after the jump.
First of all, never polish or wax the frozen gray paint as it could lead to a glossy surface.
Second, if you’re washing your frozen gray M3 in an automatic car wash, 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.
Third, remove bugs, bird poo, tree sap, tar, fuel spills, or oil immediately using a soft sponge.
Fourth, avoid strong rubbing while cleaning the frozen paint. BMW sells suitable products for maintaining the frozen paint at your local dealer.
Lastly, repairs to the paint (scratches, dents, etching) must be completed by a BMW trained body shop. Most auto body shops will not be capable of repairing the frozen gray paint.
So yeah, enjoy your ride, fellas. That’s a lot of complicated things to follow and, if you’re up to it, you’re going to have a hell of a time trying to keep your prized ride in tip-top condition. We bet people out there who were able to purchase the frozen gray M3 wish they knew of these pointers ahead of time.