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Old 04-02-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
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Color Changing Exterior Paint

Recently at the Gatornationals (Gainesville, FL) and walking by some motor coaches noticed a coach that it's exterior paint color changed as our position changed as we moved. When we first looked at coach it seemed it had purple accent, as we moved the color went through at least four different color changes. Anyone know anything about this type of paint?
A quick search on this site and Internet did not return what I saw at the Gatornationals.
Is it called chameleon paint and is it priced where I would lose a lot of green $$$ ?
Has anyone used this paint, even as an accent color?
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yes thats one name used its very expensive and i understand you cant do
touch ups
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Hi Hugh,

It's a pretty amazing look isn't it? There was a coach at a dealer for service when I saw one up close. The tech at the dealer said it was a $50,000 paint job. how accurate he was, don't know. But I wouldn't doubt it.

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ChromaFlair is the registered trademark for a pigment used in paint systems, primarily for automobiles. When the paint is applied, it changes color depending on the light source and viewing angle. It was created at JDS Uniphase Flex Products Group in Santa Rosa, California and is used by DuPont and PPG.


The paint system (and competing versions made by other companies) are known by a wide variety of proprietary names, including ChromaLusion, ChromaPremier, ColourShift, Exclusive Line, Extreme Colors, Harlequin Color, IllusionColor, Maziora, MultiTones, MystiChrome, Interference Fireglow and Paradis Spectrashine.
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I've seen this type of paint on cars at shows. It is very cool.


I had a different kind of color changing exterior paint in mind when I first read this thread title...

I have a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind. I am pretty sure it was white with brown trim when new. It has not been painted, but the color has surely changed over the years...

At best, I would now call it a eggshell cream, with a maroonish brown trim.
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ChromaFlair is the registered trademark for a pigment used in paint systems, primarily for automobiles. When the paint is applied, it changes color depending on the light source and viewing angle. It was created at JDS Uniphase Flex Products Group in Santa Rosa, California and is used by DuPont and PPG.


The paint system (and competing versions made by other companies) are known by a wide variety of proprietary names, including ChromaLusion, ChromaPremier, ColourShift, Exclusive Line, Extreme Colors, Harlequin Color, IllusionColor, Maziora, MultiTones, MystiChrome, Interference Fireglow and Paradis Spectrashine.

Wayne does that mean they're really all the same and the difference would only be between Dupont and PPG? If they're all different, it would be daunting trying to figure out which is best in my mind. Do they all look the same, with the exception of pigment choices? Just curious on that, thanks.

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I would imagine they are all a little different if JDS Uniphase received a patent. I assume they would patent it but maybe not. I have only seen Dupont that I am aware of.
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Country Coach used colour changing paint on some of their paint schemes. I first saw one in Vegas (Oasis campground) a number of years ago. I kept walking around and around the motor home admiring the colour change from purple to blue to orange to yellow. I wonder if the owner thought I was nuts.

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I have a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind. I am pretty sure it was white with brown trim when new. It has not been painted, but the color has surely changed over the years...

I know what you mean and that color change is much cheaper...😳
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Brian, I would imagine the owner sees that everywhere it's parked. That's what I did when I saw one too. It's probably like, the owner keeps a log, "XYZ campground, 1:30 PM, observer #3 circled coach 14 times, scratched head 4 times. Observer #4....." and so on. Hey ya can't help it, it's cool.

By the way, the coach I saw was a Country Coach.

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There are several vehicles in the Gainesville area that have that paint along with massive rims, blackout tint and a sound system that you can hear clean across Alachua County. I am an acquaintance to one of the owners and knowing what I know about him, makes me wonder where he gets the money for such a transformation.
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Spotting cars with this paint is quite common in the RGV. Pricing is lower South of the border too.
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It's called flip flop and made by all the leading paint companies. House of Color makes it as well. It's been around for quite some time.
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Have see this type of paint job on cars for many years --- never wanted on my cars.
When I noticed the motor coach at Gatornationals I wondered how much $$$ someone would have spent for this color changing look. Tens of thousands ($$$) on a 45' coach?
Saw this pricing on House of Kolors website, price is for a pint.

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