Genuine Diamond Coating Is A New Level Of Automotive Excess

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German Porsche Tuner Gemballa welcomed the next innovation in ridiculously expensive and hardly necessary automotive modifications this past week with the announcement they have engineered a process which will allow customers to coat the interior or exterior of their cars with genuine diamonds.

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Those who have been dying for a new way to make their shiny and expensive cars even more shiny and expensive will soon have it. As Carbuzz.com reports the company has figured out a way to grind diamonds down into small enough pieces that the rare gemstone can be applied like paint—very expensive paint.

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"When GEMBALLA speaks of diamonds, we really mean it", explains CEO Andreas Schwarz "Our complex process uses genuine diamonds as its key ingredient - not metal pigments, glass fragments, or crystals."

The number of carats required to coat a car has not yet been revealed, and the company also hasn't said exactly how much it will cost to give your car a gemstone finish. We're sure it will be plenty expensive, but we imagine most people seriously entertaining the idea of covering their car with a thin layer of diamonds won't care.

Hat tip to CeRuLeaNBLu - Appreciative of QUADROZONTAL!
[Carbuzz]

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DISCUSSION

Seeing car covered in diamonds, you think, "What a pompous ass!"

Being immature, you then proceed to pull out the keys to your 1986 Chevy Corsica and drag them down the door line. Wait... no scratch.

Repeat a few times until you realize that you're grinding your key down and it won't work your door lock anymore. Frustrated, you slink away.

This benefit could offset a bit of the minor bump in your costs of collision coverage.