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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:05 am 
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I read an interesting article about Audi's new system which will allow two tone paint in a single pass through the spray booth. At present two tone paint is rarely used because it requires two passes through the spray boot with manual masking in between. Audi's system is said to produce a sharp edge with mm accuracy.

https://www.motor1.com/news/250756/audi-overspray-free-painting-process/

If you can do two tone in a single pass, why not 3 or 4, or multicolored? What's next, photo realistic images?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:54 am 
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This thread has ended up with far more discussion than I ever thought it would. However my original question was about the colour of the car roof and the contrast with the rest of the car. As I have now learnt the original Mini Cooper was not the first to have the contrasting scheme so it has been worthwhile discussion for that reason alone. Discussion on two tone paint schemes is something else but still interesting to read the various thoughts that people have.

Tim's post about the new Audi two tone single pass process opens up all sorts of possibilities for the future. With that amount of accuracy perhaps we shall soon see cars that start with one colour at the front and gradually change to another by the time the spray gun gets to the rear! Imagine bright red gradually changing to yellow for example. Mind you a complete nightmare if it ever needed repair work on it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:11 am 
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GrahamWRobinson wrote:
 


Tim's post about the new Audi two tone single pass process opens up all sorts of possibilities for the future. With that amount of accuracy perhaps we shall soon see cars that start with one colour at the front and gradually change to another by the time the spray gun gets to the rear! Imagine bright red gradually changing to yellow for example. Mind you a complete nightmare if it ever needed repair work on it!


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with my car painting skills I would imagine that I would be very easily able to paint a car that started one colour at the front and ended up a different one at the rear

next you will be wanting runs and orange peel as part of the deal!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:47 am 
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One of the best and most novel I ever saw and now own was an old local rally Mini with diagonal paint split

Looking from the front or back or each side it appeared as 2 different colours

The front and one side was fluorescent yellow and the back and other side was fluorescent orange...white roof.

It worked well using the body seams as a change over points, never seen another


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