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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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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.
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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