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This R33 Skyline Has Heat Sensitive Paint

I can’t decide if this is awesome or just a fad like the chameleon paint that was all the rage in the early 2000’s. Paint that changes color based on the temperature? Could be cool, could also get old in a hurry, much like the aforementioned chameleon paint schemes.

How does it work? Well they don’t go into detail in the video but I believe they are utilizing thermochromic ink in the paint. Without going all power nerd on you, Thermochromic ink utilizes thermochromism, aka it changes color based on temperature. Or to put it in simpler terms, the exact same technology that brought you the mood ring. ood rings were huge in the 80’s. They changed color based on your “mood” essentially working off the concept that if you’re angry you’ll run a little hotter.

Personally I like things the simple way. I like my cars to look simple. That means normal paint job. Not saying this isn’t cool, it just isn’t for me. I see myself getting bored with this, also I don’t foresee this aging well.

Disagree with me? Disagree with those who disagree with me? Let your voice be heard in the comments below!

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Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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