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Here are the available colors on the MKZ to choose from. Which exterior and interior options do you plan to get?

Exterior:
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Tuxedo Black
Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Ingot Silver
Ginger Ale
Crystal Champagne Metallic Tri-Coat
Bordeaux Reserve

Interior:
Light Dune
Hazelnut
Charcoal Black
 

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Here are the available colors on the MKZ to choose from. Which exterior and interior options do you plan to get?

Exterior:
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Tuxedo Black
Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Ingot Silver
Ginger Ale
Crystal Champagne Metallic Tri-Coat
Bordeaux Reserve

Interior:
Light Dune
Hazelnut
Charcoal Black

What does the tri coat at the end of the color mean? It's not the usual thing to hear when it comes to paint color. i was expecting pearlescent or metallic. Is it the extra coat of protection or extra clear coats.
 

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If you know any better you should stay away from the tri-coat colors. they are extremely hard to repair if you ever do need to repaint any parts. It wouldn't look right. Paint shops say its hard to blend the colors since their are so many layers.
 

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For the tri-coat paints the first is a basecoat of color. Next a second coat of transparent color, called the midcoat is applied and finally, a coat of clearcoat. The midcoat color is applied very thin and adds additional depth to the paint.

The tri-coat color is meant for a particular look with the finish and talked about as not being the most durable when it comes to knicks and rock chips.
 

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Any restrictions as to what paint colors are allowed for the different interior choices?
I hate it when manufacturers have restrictions for what particular colors you can have to match up with the outside. Just give us what we want. Why would they do that in the first place I never knew.
 

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For the tri-coat paints the first is a basecoat of color. Next a second coat of transparent color, called the midcoat is applied and finally, a coat of clearcoat. The midcoat color is applied very thin and adds additional depth to the paint.

The tri-coat color is meant for a particular look with the finish and talked about as not being the most durable when it comes to knicks and rock chips.
Interesting... where did you get this information about the tri-coat from? Do you work for a body shop?
 

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The Tri-Coat colors weren't just introduced with the MKZ, its nothing new. The tri-coats were also offered on Ford. If you didn't know Linclon is pretty much the premium brand from Ford. Like Acura and Honda. There has been many discussion about the Tri-coat paint issues.
 

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anyone buying a new vehicle like the MKZ should get opti-coat done or something to protect the paint, especially if it's a tri-coat, seems like if you mess that up, it can be really costly to paint over and properly.

if anyone is worried about paint chips, there's always clear bra's, problem solved.
 

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anyone buying a new vehicle like the MKZ should get opti-coat done or something to protect the paint, especially if it's a tri-coat, seems like if you mess that up, it can be really costly to paint over and properly.

if anyone is worried about paint chips, there's always clear bra's, problem solved.
To every problem out there for vehicles especially the paint there is a solution. But some would say it's too much of a process to go through and would expect the MKZ to be flawless coming from factory. The opti coat and clear bra would be a good solution to that forsure.
 

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Lincolns paint is generally quite thick and hard. I wouldn't be too worried about the paint. Just wash it properly and handle it with care like you should with any painted surfaces.
 

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Gotta love how gingle ale looks, it's one of those unique colors that will go very well with a two tone dark and light tan interior or just something two tone with tan.

example of a gingle ale Lincoln for those unfamiliar with how it looks...

 

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Gotta love how gingle ale looks, it's one of those unique colors that will go very well with a two tone dark and light tan interior or just something two tone with tan.

example of a gingle ale Lincoln for those unfamiliar with how it looks...

Not a fan. when ever I see this color the first thing that comes to my head is "reptile". Not ginger ale. It's an acquired taste I guess much so for the bolder and mature seeking individual. I would hate to see the MKZ in that color.
 

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For the Lincoln MKZ I think most would like it in a darker color instead. But for Lincolns especially like the towncar Black is the best.
 
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