Colour changing paint

obi_waynne

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Would you like paint that changes colour on your car? I'm not talking about flip paints that look different depending on the angle you look at the from but a real colour change paint.

I've been reading on a paint that goes brighter in dark wet weather (Acid yellow) then in the bright sunshine it changes to white to reflect away the heat and on a typical day it is red. The colour change takes effect in 10 seconds and appears to be driven by a magnetic field.

Even if this is just fiction would it be useful? Will this sort of thing catch on?
 

MasterAuron

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It's not fiction. ABS Motorsport painted a Mk1 Punto in heat reactive paint a few years back. The car disappeared off the radar, then re-appeared resprayed in a different colour before being broken recently. Some of the parts from it will still be on ebay.

See if I can dig out the details for you but there's photos of handprints in a different colour on it where Tony has just laid his hands on it for a few seconds. Ace!
 

herb

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what colour was it registered as on the log book:blink:

so they are using the same substance that used to be in the t shirts back in the early 90's??
 

MasterAuron

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That's the car when very cold. Can't find the handprinte pics :(
 

Loz

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what colour was it registered as on the log book:blink:

so they are using the same substance that used to be in the t shirts back in the early 90's??

Global Hyper Colour T shirts, still got one somewhere! :amuse:


Don't say I never show you anything cool :)

You never show anything cool. :p





That is a great paint job though, but I think I would get very depressed with peoples hand prints all over it! :lol:
 

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