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Offline cel

Thanks guys!

Great shots mate....well done  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Love the 360, have you photoshopped it to make it look more red than usual??

I haven't saturated the colours anymore. I've desaturated the surroundings a bit which could make the red stand out more. Haven't touched the colour of the car up much :)



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This import has definitely lost its colour to an extent being in the UK environment, the paint wears out so i think he would but something i know for sure he photoshopped plates 2727, as seen here going on a cruise with some "fully sick" people

This is a different car, new to Sydney. Definitely not 2727 :)



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So a car loses its colour when exposed to a uk environment more than one oz delivered ?

Have a look at how many of them end up with their paint fading to matte.



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A lot of cars in the UK are parked outside their entire lives.
It would be very rare in Australia for a Ferrari to not be parked under cover.

I dont know if thats the cause or not, but it might be a contributing factor.



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A lot of cars in the UK are parked outside their entire lives.
It would be very rare in Australia for a Ferrari to not be parked under cover.

I dont know if thats the cause or not, but it might be a contributing factor.
I think it's mainly the colour. Red fades quickly, be it a celica or a Ferrari.....but a good polish should. Ring the colour up. Mario from euro gloss should be able to throw his Professional opinion
Everything looks better in carbon fibre



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I think it's mainly the colour. Red fades quickly, be it a celica or a Ferrari.....but a good polish should. Ring the colour up. Mario from euro gloss should be able to throw his Professional opinion

Could be, though this one didn't look bad at all though. The paint looked great outside, no fading.



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I think it's mainly the colour. Red fades quickly, be it a celica or a Ferrari.....but a good polish should. Ring the colour up. Mario from euro gloss should be able to throw his Professional opinion

Dr Karl had a thing on this a few months ago.
 
Red paint reflects red light.
 
It therefore absorbs blue, green etc light.
 
The shorter wavelengths of light have greater energy and cause more "bleaching" of the pigments in the paint than the other colours.
 
Therefore it fades quicker than other colours when exposed to sunlight. The salted roads don't usually affect the paint too much but rather the Clear coat (makes it get more cloudy rather than clear).

Interesting thought about UK cars being parked on the street more than Australian cars, I've noticed this as well.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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Ferrari paint in general is average (at best).

Yes, they do fade and check out how much transfer you get:

This is a 1995 Ferrari (Rosso Corsa). On first glance it looks presentable. But then after polishing, you can notice how much has actually faded. There's no single layer of clear (top) coat, hence the transfer (red paint going everywhere)

In the first photo you can clearly see the difference. Right side is true Red:

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Notice the transfer (paint going everywhere on blue painters tape) after polishing:

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Hard to see maybe, but the right side is true red. Again, paint splatter everywhere:

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Ferrari paint in general is average (at best).



It has nothing to do with the paint being from Ferrari. The paint is made from other specialist big name paint companies that supply other car brands as well. It isn't uncommon for the company who supplies Ferrari to also supply the same paint to Toyota or Volvo and other brands at the same time. Ferrari as far as I know change paint suppliers every so often depending on who gives a better deal at the time. This is also why there are noticable variations between different paint colours between different aged cars even though they are all meant to be Rosso Corsa colour.  IMO the 430 had a deeper red colour than the 360, and the 458 is a deeper darker rosso cora again, anyone who has owned multiple RC models or works with them a lot has noticed these variations from the factory.

I think PPG did the paint for ferrari around the time of the 360, not sure who is doing it now.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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