Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Does anyone know why "exotic" cars or hot rods are painted in vibrant colors? I'll tell you and give you a little education. The brighter the colors (yellows, reds, Blues...ect) will show more contrast to the lines of your car. Take your car in park it in the sun now look at each individual line of the car without moving around. You will see different shades of color whenever your lines bend. If you had a Dark paint color like black, you would see more depth and would look "shiny-er" because Black absorbs light giving it a "wet" look over white paint. How does this tie into the OP? The "Chrome" wrap or paint shows off the vehicles lines very very well. Would I do it to my Elise? Probably not, but am I going to flame someone who does it to their car? Nope, to each they're own. I love my car and I bought it at a great, never be able to find again prices. I am a E-4 in the Air Force so I am not made of money so I can't change the color of my saffron yellow lotus even if I wanted to but I appreciate what I have regardless of what others think just like I'm sure some people are with they're "ghetto fabulous" cars, its their hobby. Let sleeping dogs lie.