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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/25/california-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-by-banning-black-cars/



In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours. Anyone living in a hot, sunny climate will tell you that this assumption is accurate, of course. In fact, legislation already exists for buildings that has proven successful at reducing the energy consumption of skyscrapers.

So, what's the crux of the problem... can't paint suppliers just come up with new, less heat-absorbent dark paints? According to Ward's, suppliers have reportedly been testing their pigments and processes to see if it's possible to meet CARB's proposed mandate of 20% solar reflectivity by 2016 with a phase-in period starting in 2012, and things aren't looking good. Apparently, when the proper pigments and chemicals are added to black paint, the resulting color is currently being referred to as "mud-puddle brown." That doesn't sound very attractive, now does it? Windshields, backlights and sunroofs are also slated to get reflective coatings starting in 2012.

When we first heard of this issue, an internal debate immediately began as to whether this might be an elaborate early April Fool's joke, but it isn't. Read through CARB's complete Cool Cars Standards and Test Procedures

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 03:18:15 PM »
That's California for ya' .  What a bunch of bullshit. 

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 09:24:56 PM »
Why doesn't Cal. just get it over with and seceed from the union and start thier own country. They seem to make the stupidest rules known to man. >:(

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 07:08:40 AM »
Because they need our tax dollars to keep them afloat.  ::)

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 04:16:22 PM »
Yeh, it makes me sick!

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 06:07:15 PM »
Raiders fans will not be happy. Seems like any dark color is the same difference. Dark green dark blue..

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 07:13:34 PM »
Yeah, the Raiders will have to change from black to yellow or white.
Maybe even green or light blue.   ;D These liberal idiots are so messed up with the greenies that they don't even make sense anymore.  They are idiots and dummies.  They wouldn't even pick up a nickel if they saw one on the sidewalk.  That's how dumb they are. 

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 11:07:29 AM »
Soaring, I think it's time for you to change your signature if you don't want any trouble with the Terminator  ;D

 

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Re: Any color as long as its black, not any more at least in california
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009, 04:24:31 PM »
Yeah Yeah, Ahhhhnold is the leader of the idiots.   ;D

 

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