Paint with a rich fin­ish

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

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.

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