Black Paint (ala vantablack)

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  1. dyn0mitemat

    dyn0mitemat Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    I know most of you have seen vantablack, one of the blackest black paints in the world. I've been looking around but good luck finding anything like that in production or any affordable price... until I stumbled upon this:

    https://culturehustle.com/products/...orld-s-mattest-flattest-blackest-art-material

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    While its not the 'blackest' paint ever made, it is an affordable acrylic paint and still extremely black. I think I might order a bottle to play around with for the price.

    Figured maybe some of you guys would be interested in this stuff as well
     
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    Id say that's still pretty black.........

    About $13.00 a can? Not badly priced and would be fun to play with. Instant JTG............
     
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  3. LuCroix

    LuCroix Drive it like you stole it! Intermediate User

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    I'm thinking about painting my chrome colored grill black and this would be perfect. Think I'll pick some up.

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    LuCroix Drive it like you stole it! Intermediate User

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    Just ordered a bottle. I'll post some pics when I spray the grill.
     
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    Yup exactly what I had in mind [MENTION=323]PointerCone[/MENTION] ! I have small small areas on the car I would like to do and this would be great. Would have same issues as the real vantablack such as bugs, dirt, dust etc on top of it ruining performance, but at that price I'll give it a shot
     
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    Keep us updated :)

    If you feel like doing some tests, I'd be curious to know by how much its performance is impeded when you apply a top coat over it.
     
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    LuCroix Drive it like you stole it! Intermediate User

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    I would love to do some tests. I'll have to see if I can find anyone local who'd be interested.

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    I opened a post about Ultralytes for $185 (plus shipping) if you don't find anyone nearby
     
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    I thought somebody had done a test on performance being affected by paint color and it was minimal(Dragoneye gun) but I sure as heck would like to find out different!
     
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    LuCroix Drive it like you stole it! Intermediate User

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    I'll probably be modifying the grill for an ALP sensor in the center as well so a few different possible tests with this.

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    Even if it doesn't give any performance boost it would be a great eye trick for concealing jammer heads or remotes.
     
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    If it's much matter and blacker, the shiny heads will actually stand out :D
     
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    Well no, the color doesn't matter on a car because they all have clearcoat, metal particles, or something else making them reflective. A very matte black paint is non-reflective. Only problem is it might be totally black to visible light but for all we know it could reflect IR just fine.

    If I could cover the front surfaces of my car in this for under $100 and guarantee removal later without ruining the real paint, I would let someone test their lidar on me.
     
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    Plastidip is removable, but not sure if you can paint on plastidip and still be able to remove it...


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    Yes
     
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    Interested in results can't wait!
     
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    I highly doubt this is removable without ruining the clear coat at the very least.

    I'm going to look for someone to test their LIDAR on mine before and after painting and before and after ALP is installed.

    Paint is on backorder, waiting for shipping confirmation. I will be sure to keep everyone posted with the progress.

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    Could always put some film over the car and paint that. Or plastidip. Then paint over the dip.
     
  20. LuCroix

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    Just got a shipping notification. Paint is on its way! Says 5-7 days. I'll post some pics when it gets here. If there's anything specific anyone would like to see just let me know.

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