There was someone here on the 'tex who (years ago) posted pics of his Vanagon that had chalkboard paint. It was an epic post... kids and pretty girls chalking up his paint. Anyone else remember that guy/post?
So ugly and boring I have no idea why anyone would buy one of these colors
The combination of very high TiO2 loading and low saturation tints with high gloss clears creates a very interesting effect that looks as if you could dive into it.
Hawc is noticing the lack of visual distinction of the thickness of the coating that is afforded by metallic pigments. In the case of metallics, you actually perceive the thickness of the flake against the base color. Without the flake thickness as a reference, the base color looks infinitely thick/deep.
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I couldn't find the Audi colour I saw yesterday on the website, I guess it was paint to sample. It was almost like he asked for that Porsche paint on his Audi.
Speaking of Porsches, Singer Porsche has been doing exactly this style of paint on all their cars.
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The car that comes to mind for me for these colors is the Subaru Crosstrek, which seems to have started the trend for non-premium vehicles. Especially in the blue, there is something about the color that jumps out at me.
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I've been loving the trend of non-metallic paints coming back and hope it continues beyond special edition cars and grey scale colors. I'd love to see some non-metallic reds, blues, greens, etc. For example, how cool would it be to order a new Audi in Malachite Green?
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Okay, so what do we call this type of paint?
It's not just non-metallic. What's the right name for this category of paints?
*sigh* it IS just non-metallic paint. Early non-metallic paints didn't have clearcoats so they looked slightly duller unless waxed, but modern ones have a clearcoat so they look deeper. These are just non-metallic greys that you are posting.
Source: I was a paint and body man for a few decades and still paint cars on the side.
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