Black vs. Astro Black

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  1. Justa Jim

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    I see posts about the wing being Black and others saying Astro Black. Are there different colors for the roof and if so how do you tell which you have?

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    Astro Black has a lot of blue metal flake in it, some even call it Astro Blue. Black for a roof is Black, unless it is an Astro Black car with a Black roof.

    At least thats the way I understand it.
     
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    Thanks.

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    So if somebody has mirror caps and they state 'black' is that like roof-black or astro-black?
     
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    They'd be Roof Black, much like the Clubman rear c-pillars when they're Black.

    And Roof Black is actually the old Jet Black from the original first Gen's. No flake, no sparkle...just good old fashion Black. Dropping that color was a big mistake IMO.

    A little interesting fact. Hot Chocolate Brown is actually the original Jet Black paint, with large amounts of gold flake and red/magenta tints.
     
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    Interesting indeed. So if someone says they have an "astro black" s-type rear wing, it will not match my black roof?

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    Correct. It would be blue-er and would have a metallic flake to it.
     
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    How do you know all this stuff?????!:crazy:
     
  10. Justa Jim

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    I was thinking the same thing, but I'm glad he does.

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