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Vantablack

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Dan360, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Dan360

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    This stuff is pretty damn cool, absorbs like 99.9% light and made with carbon nanotubes. They made it into a sprayable paint, I wonder if 3M and friends have been in talks with them to one day bring it to the vinyl world. I could only imagine the cost though.

    https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack

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  2. Solventinkjet

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    Just looked it up and a 2.25 sq inch sample on 3mm aluminum is over $300. Cool stuff though.
     
  3. Dan360

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    Wow, wonder what BMW paid for that paint job with that kind of cost.
     
  4. BIG EASY DOES IT

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    It's not even a paint job it's a process of converting a vapor into the vantablack material directly onto the substrate or object. They call it growing the vantablack on the object.
     
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    Also in order to make it the substrate it's going on has to have a melting point above 450F so vinyl is probably out of the question. A foil lined vinyl might be possible if they can put the vantablack on the foil first and then mount the foil to the vinyl. But not going to be a wrap material that's for sure.
     
  6. rjssigns

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    Absorbs 99.9% of available light. Just gave a lecture about additive/subtractive colors and why you don't wear black in the middle of August.

    If you could wrap a vehicle it would become a rolling oven.
     
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  8. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    The material also has a better ability than standard paint to dissipate the radiation once absorbed. The material would most likely be cooler then normal paint in the sun. Black cars that don't heat up as much.
     

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