Imagine your dream 1970s Soviet vacation to the beach, and this would be your color palate: leaving your grey apartment block outside Bucharest for your orange swim suit against the glittering blue water. You’d find the same hues in Audi’s fastest cars at the LA Auto Show.
Audi likes to present their cars in a very chic, slick, silver these days. This is a mistake. Audis look best in red.
The exhaust on my sportbike was starting to look like crusty lines of crap left by a camel in the Simpson Desert. But I can’t afford new pipes, so I started looking for “preservation” solutions. That brought me to silica-ceramic coating header paint, so here’s everything you need to know about it.
You won't find Fordite digging through your backyard. It's also called Detroit Shale, but it's not a mineral or a gemstone. It's actually dozens of layers of baked paint culled from auto factories and polished into everything from pebbles to earrings. It could be the most Jalopnik jewelry in existence, if there is…
I have mixed feelings on car washes. On the one hand, I like watching all the cool machines do their thing because I am a child. On the other hand, it's a pain to have to take time out of your day to clean your car, plus you have to pay money, because I am an adult. But Nissan might've just gotten rid of it.
As you know from today's TMS, Ford is using high-res photos and 3D imaging in their Dearborn and Kentucky Truck Plant to make sure the F-Series', the Expedition's and the Super Duty's paint job is a joy to look at. But what about your Mustang or Focus?
The worst thing in the world, on the list of inconveniences for a car owner, is when somebody scratches your car. It's worse than a flat tire or a dead battery. When you've got one of those, you can curse the fates that have struck you, and the hand that destiny has played you. But when someone scratches the very…
Whenever you see a large, German sedan, chances are that you'll see it in one of three colors: Black, White, or Silver and, sometimes, brown. It makes them stealthy and blend in, but it's also sooooooo boring.
This week's Car Hacks is interesting because it's one of the very few that doesn't involve an actual car or part of a car at all. It does, however, involve a lot of creativity, novel thinking, and an unashamed love of cars.
If your car is starting to show its age, one way to breathe a little cosmetic life into a new vehicle is to give it a new paint job. At the same time, a good paint job can cost thousands of dollars. Over at Instructables however, a full-vehicle paint job only has to set you back about $75.
Car configurators are one of the all-time great online time-wasters. If you want to dream bigger, though, Boeing will let you (virtually) paint a new 787 Dreamliner.
We're not sure what this Audi R8's owner had in mind with this paint choice for his car's sideblades. It's certainly a high-quality job, and admittedly creative, but it's hard to get around the fact that it's also incredibly ugly.
Over the years car manufacturers have made some interesting choices when it came time to pick paint colors. Which choices were good and which choices were bad varies greatly on a person by person basis. This weekend we want to know which color is the worst to ever appear on a production vehicle. What is the worst car…
Owners of various Alameda Down On The Street honorees sometimes contact us to let us know how their cars and trucks are doing. Lately, we've heard from a couple who have really spiffed up their rides.
Just, you know, in case you were wondering. Glad we cleared that up. (Hat tip to Backus and Bill!)
Since our jobs are internet-based we're normally part of the "in-crowd" when it comes to pop-culture references, but this paint's got us genuinely befuddled. The only response we can muster is "What the hell?" NSFW. [Reddit]
Josh Keyes has an eye for the post-apocalyptic, dystopian future, painting in a way that causes our brains to run circles around itself. Take a peek inside to see his incredible artwork.