P - Pearlescent

05 June 2006

Pearlescent - A form of metallic paint finish that gives added lustre. As with standard metallic paint, a pearlescent finish will usually make a car easier to sell on. Avoid the most vivid shades, however, as these can harm the car's resale value.


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