If there's a difference between them, my Glacier Frost Mica is difficult to paint.
exactly! my car is at the shop now getting painted. ugh the hurt on the pockets its putting
2006 Lexus GS 300 AWD – Glacier Frost Mica - Black - ML Package
20" x 8.5" Status Knight Wheels Black with Machine Face | Bridgestone G-Force Tires 245/30/20 | BC Racing Coilovers | Carson Tuned Lip Kit | 3000k HID Fogs | Prestigious Society Navi/DVD Override Kit | 15% Tint | Black Roof and Window Trim
Ok, so before finalizing my color choice, I consulted with one of the industry veterans on whether color is a pearl or a just a regular metallic. Just by looking at the color chips, he guessed that its just a metallic. The same thing with my body shop until the ordered the paint.
It turned out that it is a true pearlescent paint unlike some of the other "pearl" colors out there which is just pearl in name, most notably Dodge/Chrysler's "pearl" colors.
Below are some of the pics of my old SC getting sprayed in Matador Red. I really love this color
^I guess you mean when compared with non-metallic paints? "Pearl" is not a color, here it refers to the way the flakes in the paint reflect in the finish. To illustrate the non-difference between "pearl" and "mica" paints, in Japan, Lexus Paint 074 (what's referred to in the USDM as Glacier Frost Mica) is called "Bluish Pearl Crystal Shine." It's just a name.