Automakers face paint shortage after Japan quake

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By Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT, March 25 (Reuters) - The shortage of a specialty pigment that gives cars a glittering shine has prompted automakers to temporarily restrict orders on vehicles in certain shades of black, red and other colors. Major automakers, including Chrysler Group LLC , Toyota Motor Co , General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co use the pigment, called Xirallic, produced at only one factory in the world -- the Onahama plant near the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station in ...

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