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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:59 pm 
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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, back lights 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

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:19 pm 
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Next they will be telling you what colour clothing your allowed to wear. "you cant wear that it will make you feel like its hotter and that will make you put on the air conditioning and that will increase pollution" OOPs look that person actually wound down the window while sitting at the traffic lights, How do we factor that in??? Ahh but the car has electric windows and that just consumed some fuel to wind it down; Lets all go read George Orwell, the answer is in there.


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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:15 pm 
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That's racism. =; =;

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:01 pm 
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It all started out with the seat belt law i tellyah.. it is just getting worse..

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:05 pm 
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Mel, tell me how you really feel =D> =; O:)

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Mel for Pres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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