Ftao Mark BT52's attention

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Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by McSwede » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:48 pm

The blackest of black cars. And it's not Mole black!

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/frankf ... kest-black

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by mik » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm

It looks terrible doesn’t it. :?

And I don’t like the paint.

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Beany » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 pm

mik wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm
It looks terrible doesn’t it. :?

And I don’t like the paint.
If it means you can't see the thing, that's an improvement over the standard one.

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Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:45 pm

Hence the opening line of the article you didn't read :lol: :

"A colour so dark you can hardly see the X6. Don't say you're relieved"

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Post by ZedLeg » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:49 pm

Learned something new today, I thought Anish Kapoor had exclusive rights to Vantablack but he only has that for artistic use.
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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by IanF » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:54 pm

The article I read a few days ago said the company has a black so dark, humans don’t recognise anything painted in it as a 3D object - pretty cool. 8-)
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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Beany » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:06 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Hence the opening line of the article you didn't read :lol: :

"A colour so dark you can hardly see the X6. Don't say you're relieved"
I saw a similar thing the other day about it. Clicked, went 'oh that' and closed the tab.

That'll learn me :lol:

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Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:43 pm

Something something Hotblack Desiato dead for a year for tax reasons.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Post by nuttinnew » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:01 pm

^ ?






Nano, nano; Mark, think it's awesome?

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Rich B » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:17 pm

If I was to shine a torch on this....

Well, go on then.

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by integrale_evo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 am

I would like to see it in real life because I can't quite comprehend the effect. The studio it's in is obviously carefully lit, but from some angles you can clearly see some reflections and things like panel gaps and shut lines show up darker.

If the proper stuff is so good, why use an inferior spray on version? If you're not seeing any lowlights or highlights you won't see any brush strokes ;)
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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by jamcg » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:46 am

integrale_evo wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 am
I would like to see it in real life because I can't quite comprehend the effect. The studio it's in is obviously carefully lit, but from some angles you can clearly see some reflections and things like panel gaps and shut lines show up darker.

If the proper stuff is so good, why use an inferior spray on version? If you're not seeing any lowlights or highlights you won't see any brush strokes ;)
They apparently re-introduced some reflectivity to the paint on grounds of safety

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Rich B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:50 am

So is it actually vanta black at all?

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Simon » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 am

Because all we need on the road is X6's being even more difficult to see. They're already the most likely to be seen with drug-tints on all the windows and spacker paint on the tail lights.
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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by mik » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:42 am

Rich B wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:50 am
So is it actually vanta black at all?
No. Although they do at least explain why.

Discussions on this stuff always remind me of HHGTTG......

"‘It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me out,’ said Zaphod, whose love affair with the ship had lasted almost three minutes into the flight. 'Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.’"

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Post by NotoriousREV » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 am

Rich B wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:50 am
So is it actually vanta black at all?
It’s vantadarkbrown
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by RobYob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 am

My lottery win Diablo SE30 would get a vantadarkdarkbrown respray.

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by mik » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:39 am

I’d be interested to know how insurers would view this.
(Aside from “with some difficulty mik” )

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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by Simon » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:41 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 am
Rich B wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:50 am
So is it actually vanta black at all?
It’s vantadarkbrown
Otherwise known as 'Vanta Mole'.
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Re: Ftao Mark BT52's attention

Post by RobYob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:00 pm

A new Lamborghini painted this colour would be an Aventavantador.

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