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- As Motor1 first reported, DipYourCar took a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, sprayed it in an ultra-black paint called Musou Black, and then covered it in a sparkly HyperShift Pearl finish, and it was all shown on YouTube.
- It wasn’t a straightforward challenge for the team, which had to come up with a unique way to get the two layers to adhere to each other.
- Although DipYourCar recommended against doing this on most cars, you can pick up that Musou Black paint.
The team over at DipYourCar specializes in head-turning cars, and their latest project is certainly that. DipYourCar covered a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in Musou Black paint—which the supplier says is the blackest paint in the world—and then put the company’s HyperShift Pearls finish on it, giving the ultra-black surface the look of having LED lights throughout the paint.
It wasn’t a straightforward challenge for the people of DipYourCar, as they couldn’t get the desired effect just by spraying the HyperShift Pearls over the Musou Black paint. What they ended up having to do was to mix the HyperShift Pearls directly in with naptha thinner, and then spray the car with that mixture. The thinner then evaporated, leaving the blend of HyperShift Pearls and Musou Black paint.
Musou Black paint is a water-based acrylic that absorbs 99.4 percent of all light compared with other black acrylic shades, which are in the low 90s, the maker says. The Lancer Evo has quite a two-dimensional appearance wearing it. Yet it’s hard to say whether it’s blacker than the Vantablack on the one-off 2020 BMW X6 that was displayed at the Frankfurt auto show in late 2019.
Looking at this ultra-black Evo reminds us of what it looks like staring at stars when we’re somewhere far away from urban light pollution. The depth the two coats of paint offer seems to have no end. Nonetheless, DipYourCar said that this isn’t something you’d want to do yourself, as it’s costly and wouldn’t last long.
Nevertheless, if you do want to, Japanese maker Koyo is selling it online.
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