Ford To Cut Back On Red And Black Paint Due To Supply Shortage

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Ford is asking dealers to curtail orders of three shades of red paint, and one hue called “Tuxedo Black” due to difficulties sourcing metallic elements needed for the paint. The element, which is produced by a Japanese supplier, is unable to be produced to due damage resulting from the natural disasters that occurred in the country.

So far, full-size pickups and SUVs are unable to be ordered in Tuxedo Black, while vehicles like the Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS will have their supplies of the color restricted. The shades of red will be scaled back on cars like the F-Series Super Duty and Ranger pickups, Focus, Econoline and Lincoln Navigator.

Ford says it is looking to find a replacement for the substance, called Xirallic, which is used to give the paint a metallic finish.

[Source: CNN Money]

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  • Mike Mike on Jul 26, 2011

    Stay with BLACK forget tuxedo BLACK I OWN A FUNERAL HOME BLACK IS MUCH NICER

  • Dave Dave on Aug 09, 2011

    Didn,t Henry say you could have any colour you wanted as long it was black?

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