Paint with a rich finish
DIAMONDS are the latest car finish on the rich wish list. It follows trends in car finishes that range from matte paint to mirrored chrome and to gold plating.
But German car customiser Gemballa, which works mainly on Porsche cars, has added a new coating that uses diamonds to create its milliondollar sparkle. It says its diamond finish is the first to use the actual gem rather than other reflective ingredients such as metal pigments.
The trick was grinding the diamonds down to a size small enough that they could be applied like paint, which Gemballa says also helps increase the refractive qualities of its shine.