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Offline Kitzy

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BMW Vantablack
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:53:24 AM »
Check it out. 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28845406/bmw-x6-vantablack/



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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 11:15:11 AM »
Not for me, but I think it's a cool approach to the look.

I'm sure they will expand the "package" to other models soon. I can see some M3/M5 owner begging for this in there Oakley's.
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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 11:59:50 AM »
Not for me, but I think it's a cool approach to the look.

I'm sure they will expand the "package" to other models soon. I can see some M3/M5 owner begging for this in there Oakley's.
It's interesting.  It just lacks any dimension whatsoever.  Its dark where I live.  It's often dark out when I leave and get home.  I wouldn't even be able to find it in my driveway.  I guess they won't offer it as an option on anything though.  It's just for the auto show.  I wonder what it would be like living with it in real life though as it absorbs light and turns it to heat.  Like black vehicles aren't hot enough already. 

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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 04:53:42 PM »
Call me old fashioned, but I'm not - and have never been - a fan of the murdered out look. I especially hate black wheels.  :yoda:

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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 05:12:45 PM »
Call me old fashioned, but I'm not - and have never been - a fan of the murdered out look. I especially hate black wheels.  :yoda:
100% agree.  I dont like blacked out tail lights or badges or anything.  Actually badges can look good.  I just so t like them on especially darker colored vehicles.  All black wheels look terrible to me usually.  Sometimes they look good on silver.  It's just the uniqueness of the paint that I was trying to show.  I wonder what it would be like to detail.

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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 09:25:09 AM »
I wonder what it would be like to detail.

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I had no clue until this post, and did a quick read on it.

It is a thin film of carbon nanotubes "grown" on the surface.  There is now a spray on version, not sure how that works,
I think detailing would be inline with the cermaclear finishes.  Just supposition on my part.

 https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/applying-vantablack
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Re: BMW Vantablack
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 02:51:18 PM »
I wonder what it would be like to detail.

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I had no clue until this post, and did a quick read on it.

It is a thin film of carbon nanotubes "grown" on the surface.  There is now a spray on version, not sure how that works,
I think detailing would be inline with the cermaclear finishes.  Just supposition on my part.

 https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/applying-vantablack
I bet it's hard to spot check with a light since it's not reflected.  In the pictures it looks less like a paint or coating and more like an absence of anything.  Like there's just nothing there.  It actually takes away from the vehicle in my opinion but I sure would be interested to see it in person. 

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