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(ZDNet)   New car paint changes color with the temperature   ( divider line
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23409 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2006 at 3:26 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-01-26 06:35:53 AM  

Hypercolor tells me where my baby gets hot...

/ obscure?

2006-01-26 06:52:27 AM  
Icy Hot Stuntaz rejoice. Biatch.
2006-01-26 06:53:14 AM  
bender_the_offender you sir...are an ASSHAT

/stabs out eyes
//never lose your car in the wal-mart parking lot ever again though?
///"Officer a red car ran that little old lady over, it looked like that green car over there with the big dent in it"
2006-01-26 07:09:50 AM  
Avocet: This isn't new. Back when I was still in college, I think summer of 98, I saw a Silverado pickup with color change paint. I was out getting carts at this supermarket I worked at, it was a pretty hot day, and it started raining. I got yelled at for standing under the awning and watching it change as the rain hit it, but it was a pretty cool thing to see.

Are you sure you weren't just on drugs at the time? I mean, I've learned to stay quiet about my color-changing refridgerator...
2006-01-26 07:24:09 AM  
2006-01-26 07:29:16 AM  
Osama wants a new paintjob
2006-01-26 07:39:41 AM  

Thank you! My nieghbors & I could not remember the name of those things!

/Google reveals they are still made and sold
//my 6yo daughter is so getting a pair
2006-01-26 07:39:54 AM  
Dude! Where's my car?!
2006-01-26 07:43:34 AM  
What color will it turn if you have sex in it?
2006-01-26 07:53:19 AM
2006-01-26 07:54:20 AM  
That's funny, sales are slow in Arctic regions.
2006-01-26 07:56:53 AM  
Back in the day. People with dough could paint their cars with mother of pearl and receive similar results. It was pretty freaky watching them pass under streetlights at night and change colors. (no acid, honest) :-) The only gold required was the gold in your bank account.
2006-01-26 07:59:49 AM  
Brilliant, just like those "oh so cool" t-shirts that showed everybody exactly where you had been sweating....
2006-01-26 08:00:10 AM  
It's only "Spiffy" if you also like spinning hubcaps and under-car purple lighting.
2006-01-26 08:04:26 AM  
So if we lived in a chaotic weather climate, this would be crazy stuff. However, all I see is someone with a white car in the summer, and a red car with a white hood in the winter...
2006-01-26 08:12:48 AM  
Wait...this is old news. In fact, didn't Boy George and The Culture Club write a song about this back around 1984?

...I'm fairly certain it was called "Car"ma Chameleon.
2006-01-26 08:15:38 AM  
Har Mar is the king.
2006-01-26 08:24:16 AM  
What...are these guys trying to summon Disco Stu?

By your Mood Rings combined...
2006-01-26 08:24:55 AM  
Please tell me it won't be like those gawd awful metallic purple/green/blue paint jobs that changes when you look at it from a different angle.

I've seen this paint job on everything from a Dodge Neon to an F150. It is u-g-l-y.

/Didn't RTFA
2006-01-26 08:26:41 AM  
wouldn't the hood area always look different from the rear of the vehicle as it heated up, making the car look like crapolatron? not cool, shneebly.
2006-01-26 08:27:52 AM  
I much prefer shelf paper to change the color of my vehicle.
/shouldn't be obscure

"duckies and bunnies?"
"I thought it would look good in juniors room"
2006-01-26 08:42:13 AM  
bender_the_offender: Hypercolor tells me where my baby gets hot...

/ obscure?

How dare you call Har Mar Superstar obscure!

2006-01-26 08:45:22 AM

if only I still had my surfstyle coat, and then find the paint to match for my car!
2006-01-26 08:50:34 AM  
I find it sad that we live in a world where Har Mar IS obscure. Double Date is a little slice of perfection.
2006-01-26 08:50:42 AM  

Wow that was a close game, Church beating Sunday School 11-10. Some great plays on both sides of the pew at any rate.
2006-01-26 08:51:35 AM  
sumrandumgai: What the hell did that say?

Yeah. What he said. I consider myself fairly intelligent, but that was just a bit over my head. Layman's terms, anyone?
2006-01-26 09:16:33 AM  
Dr. Wang of the Max Planck Institute?


/ what a moran (sic)
// still 13 at heart
2006-01-26 09:58:37 AM  
SpinStopper: Oboy. MoodCars.

If the car tailgating you is GLOWING BRIGHT RED, do not stop and get out of your vehicle.
2006-01-26 10:10:37 AM  
Thank you D_Moran, you make me feel better about laughing about the name too. Dr. DaYang Wang. It just makes me giggle.
2006-01-26 10:29:21 AM  

A chrome car? Would such a blinding beast be street legal? Keeping it clean would be a biatch.

Love the moniker, BTW..
2006-01-26 10:32:32 AM  
Yeah, and if it's applied by GM it'll flake off in a year.
/because all American cars suck
2006-01-26 10:48:10 AM  
What's with all the old news getting greenlighted lately? Sheesh...
2006-01-26 10:48:25 AM  
So now I can get out of a ticket because the trooper wrote the wrong color down on the ticket. "No Mr Judge, my car isn't red it's green just look out into the parking lot. The officer must have made a mistake. What other mistakes did he make while pulling me over. In fact, can we be certain I was the car he thought was speeding? I must insist that you drop the ticket."
2006-01-26 10:59:52 AM  
the guys at our paint shop got some of this in for sale. It costs $1100 for 4 ounces.
2006-01-26 11:41:46 AM  
rackrent likes to live... Dangerously.

2006-01-26 11:56:11 AM  
/you must take the card to a cold location...
2006-01-26 11:59:08 AM  
StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor might be a very rich man in a decade...
2006-01-26 12:12:25 PM  
It's nice to see modern car technology is catching up with my HotWheels from 10 years ago.

/I still want a launcher for my LeSabre
2006-01-26 12:56:21 PM
2006-01-26 01:23:00 PM  
damn it BlindRaise, you beat me to it
2006-01-26 02:45:55 PM  
Would be fun to take through a car wash in the winter.
2006-01-26 03:10:16 PM  
It was just a matter of time before this technology would hit the commercial market, and applying it to vehicles is a great idea!

I love it! But if I get a black car and under an overcast day it starts turning PINK! I swear I will fill my bladder up then go to the inventor and commense a mighty piss upon him smiting him like Lars Ulrich recently got when he got pissed on!
2006-01-26 03:12:22 PM  
man i'm thinking a car like that would be the perfect getaway car just add a license plate that changes numbers with the paint and there ya go new car when you turn the AC full blast
2006-01-26 04:08:25 PM  
What would be interesting is to do a cool pattern on the hood, mask it, and paint the rest of the hood a solid color.
2006-01-26 05:01:27 PM  
There's an overuse of the word "snarky" on Fark that I don't experience anywhere else in life.
2006-01-26 05:46:31 PM  

Damn, jayhorn5 beat me to it.

And I beat you both.
2006-01-26 06:15:06 PM  
So what color do you give the DMV when registering the car?
2006-01-26 07:05:46 PM  

the guys at our paint shop got some of this in for sale. It costs $1100 for 4 ounces.

/Let me get this straight, you CAN'T smoke it?
2006-01-26 07:55:23 PM  
think this has already been done with cosmetics too. I used to have some green lipstick, that fairly quickly turned a standard lipstick pink
2006-01-26 09:54:50 PM  
SlipperyPete I find it sad that we live in a world where Har Mar IS obscure.

Move to Australia he's big here.. you'd think a show would be sleazy but he is a VERY SEXY MAN.
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