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I have a 2018 custom painted (by SVO) British Racing Green SVR. I noticed that the bar that separates the roof panel from the rear window panel is painted BRG and other F-Types seem to have that piece painted black. Can other members with coupes weigh in on if their piece is black or painted to match the car. It would also be helpful if you mentioned the model year to see if that was a factor...

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Mine is black. Details of my car in my signature line. I wonder if custom paint SVR get's body color? Is a photo of your car posted on the forum?
 
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Beautiful cat! That paint has some serious depth.
 
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I have a 2018 custom painted (by SVO) British Racing Green SVR. I noticed that the bar that separates the roof panel from the rear window panel is painted BRG and other F-Types seem to have that piece painted black. Can other members with coupes weigh in on if their piece is black or painted to match the car. It would also be helpful if you mentioned the model year to see if that was a factor...

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My 2015 coupe is BRG Xirallic and that panel between roof and tailgate is in gloss black; this was the norm, I think. As your car was done in the SVO section they clearly had other norms.
 
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I assumed it was black to blend with the pano roof.
 
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When SVO paint came out as an option, I read the process and number of coats, etc. I have to believe the BRG paint job looks even better in person.
 
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2016 S coupe BRG: Another twist - my panel is gloss metallic black with a very fine metallic flake.

Your BRG does indeed appear to have more depth and is worth the extra $4300 that was probably added to the price of the car.
 
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2016 S coupe BRG: Another twist - my panel is gloss metallic black with a very fine metallic flake.

Your BRG does indeed appear to have more depth and is worth the extra $4300 that was probably added to the price of the car.
This has been discussed / commented on before but it is 99% certain that all the gloss black panels have the metallic flake in them. So it ain't no twist Lance, it's boringly normal!
 
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Mine is black with metalflake as Lance identified,, although the Polaris white is solid with no metallic.
 
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This has been discussed / commented on before but it is 99% certain that all the gloss black panels have the metallic flake in them. So it ain't no twist Lance, it's boringly normal!
The panel between the Panoramic Roof Glass and the Rear Liftgate Glass is, for most all early model F-Types painted "Ultimate Black". Not to be confused with other blacks that Jaguar offers (mine is Ebony Black) that have no metallic flakes, Ultimate Black indeed contains Xirallic metallic flakes which make is appear slightly lighter than solid black.

As I was told by JLR Customer Service, Jaguar picked this color so this one body panel could be painted the same - in mass - for all coupe colors. This causes at list one mismatch however, when one chooses the solid Ebony Black paint as I did after extensive analysis of the available paint colors at the dealership, the Roof Panel does not quite match the rest of the car. When I pointed this out to both my salesperson and the General Manager, they were both unaware this was the case till we took a stroll around the lot and much to their amazement, every color coupe had an Ultimate Black roof panel including the solid black ones.

Its not readily noticeable - until you spot it - then its glaringly out of place when seen on a solid black car. Nobody seemed to know why, but a BRG coupe on the lot had a solid black roof panel, so the GM volunteered to switch it with mine on their dime.

Being matched to the body color - as it is on the SVR - rather substantially changes the look of the coupe when seen from any viewpoint behind the vehicle.
 

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Yup, mine is sparkly black too.
 
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From an aesthetic standpoint, I suspect

the metallic black is intended to carry the lines of the glass panels from windshield back to the spoiler. A body colored strip, particularly on a lightly or brightly colored car would break up those lines. A white panel wouldn't look so good on this one:

 
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I like my Metallic Black strip, thank you.
 
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Originally Posted by jaguny View Post
I like my Metallic Black strip, thank you.
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Thanks to all for your insights! It sounds like there was a different "painting map" for the SVO special paint jobs. When I placed my order in 2018, BRG was not offered for the SVR so I fought with JLR over this and paid quite a bit more then $4,700.00 (x2+) for the pleasure of SVO/BRG. But I must say that it was worth every penny!
 
 
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