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Old 01-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #11
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Some kind of textured "sharkskin" paint to cut air resistance?
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It was probably painted black to hide the Radomir Jordanovic Racing Division that was written on the side.

Also, I see a ton of salt all over the wheels of the Bonnevilles, the truck with the trailer, and so on. Is anyone worried about it spraying up? I thought the Salt Flats would be much more packed than this.
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Wonder whatever happened to that bonneville
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i know this is a little old, but im curious about the flat black paint. what was the secret behind it?
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Yes, there was a secret behind it.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #16
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Yes, there was a secret behind it.
so i guess the secret will remain a secret BOOOO!!!
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Well I could imagine that the paint could definitely help fend against hood-glare for the driver. I would imagine that it may disperse heat evenly across the exposed surfaces as well, which may keep you from getting any random aerodynamic pressure "bumps." I've always wondered if the presence or lack of a flatcoat would effect the car'* radar/lasergun speed clockability (as it could potentially be less readily reflective to these things).

The sharkskin idea may not be too far off. From the one picture we have, it looks matte black, though it'* not likely (as they'd have to be almost hair-like) that could be due to hundreds of thousands of grooves or "rows" which have been laden into the paint job. Or maybe this is what the di-lithium crystal panelcoating would turn out to look like :P
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Moshi, all wrong.

Not even close.




As far as your radar theory, there would be no need on this car (they're timed, not 'shot') and flat paint doesn't prevent a radar return. As far as laser, they never shoot the body of the car. They shoot the plates.
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seeing that makes me want to drive down there and see how fast I can go. The salt flats are only a couple miles away.
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Check the regulations and classes. It'* not that easy. There'* quite a list of requirments involved. And limits to how fast you can go until you get serious safety equipment installed.

Your top speed limit in the PCM (programmed) is 108mph. Your 'aero/hp limit' isn't much higher than that anyway.
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