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たくさんとうふ、よ Where did all these damn Toyotas come from?
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I wonder how many people who buy this finish type also liked the dipped car look. These finishes remind me of that, but with a clearcoat finish over the top to add a bit more shine and pick up some highlights and shadows to show off the body contours a bit better. To me, the lack of depth losing metallic and gloss in dip was made up for in the ability to peel off and pick a new color easily, but I now understand that a significant number of people liked it specifically for the lack of the depth/saturation that the metallic flake or pearl adds to base pigment.
The actual color "chalk" from Porsche is phenomenal. Currently my top choice for a Cayman GTS 4.0 order, though what color I want changes almost daily.
Been a big fan of the gray scale paints like Chalk introduced with the 991.2 GT3's, of course I also searched for 2 years to find my Aviator Gray TT. Pastel color pallet is a favorite of mine vs over bright colors. In a 991.2 GT3 it would be a hard choice of Chalk vs Birch Green
Aviator is actually a pearl with blue and silver flakes in it, as far as I am aware my TT is the last 225 with original paint. My other one had been painted different times and was all over the spectrum of the attempts to match it.
From visit to Manthey last year
All time favorite that got me started on the grays is
Spotted this while hunting some parts around Germany
The Car Lounge summed up
Can't tell you why, but I'm loving the non-metallic paint trend. Especially on grays/blues. Perhaps because the metallics sparkle but the non-metallics yield 'purer' color.
I'm 'bout it.
I fell in love with our old Passat purely because of the color (Urano Grey). The combination of that and a manual transmission had me in signing papers.
I had just gone in for an oil change and decided to "wander the lot".
I loved how the color changed in different lights. If it was darker out - the color was darker. In bright sun it was a lighter grey with a touch of purple to it.
In addition to the Nimbus and Aviator Grey, Audi had other great non metallics too.The one I had to have was Amulet Red, a dark red that I loved. When I found out Audi was replacing the color for ‘04 A4’s, I scrambled to find the last A4 quattro they had in LA with that color and sport spec - it had a grey interior instead of preferred black, but I had to compromise.
Not mine, but close. I had the plastic lower cladding painted body color, it’s a great shade of red.
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The only difference today vs. the 1950s and every other generation is the additional glossy clear coat. That’s it. Otherwise, it’s mainly because just about everything for the prior 30 years has been metallic.
Case in point: Cadillacs in the 1940s-1950s had very nice non metallic grays, greens, blues. They just didn’t have today’s glossy clear coat on top to enhance depth.
My wife’s new Audi has a gorgeous non metallic blue. Depth is crazy cool.
****ty pic of our GTS.... This is chalk afaik
Keep right except to pass!
I mean no offense to the folks who have and love their chalk cars. My dad special ordered his Macan with chalk body and wheels. I think it looks ok when perfectly clean and is a novelty. There are a lot of Porsche’s around here in chalk now and my personal bet is that the popularity will fade and it will end up being $5k ‘wasted’ though if it floats your boat.
We were driving down the street the other day and my oldest daughter looked up from her phone. (!!) and said ‘why is that car the color of dry dirt’ and went back to the phone. I told her to never, ever mention this to grandpa.
I am not one to talk. Most of my cars over the years (starting with my ‘85 crx si) have been some form of silver/gray and that is starting to look super dated.
Oh and Andy: nice car! I rarely like black wheels but I think they are the best choice with Chalk
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'10 997.2S, 6spd SPASM, '18 Macan S. Many departed fun cars.
Both aviator and nimbus gray are effect colors, aviator has like 50% pearl in it and it’s a bit expensive compared to other similar grays. The newer Kemora gray on the R8 has a bit of copper pearl in the formula as well. Nardo gray is a solid color with no metallic or pearls in it.
The Mini is Chili Red - non-metallic red with a thick clear on it. It still has a very lustrous and thick look to the paint. It also doesn't show scratches like a metallic paint, since the light isn't being refracted the same.
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