Ford color specialists are hard at work conjuring up the palette for the ’15 model year, and the paint-additive Xirallic will be on the menu, a chief designer says. Xirallic, which adds a metallic, glittery look to paint, is a core ingredient in five Ford colors, including Tuxedo Black and Royal Red. Other auto makers also use the ingredient in their paints. The additive caused a stir in the auto industry when supplies were interrupted following the March 11 Japanese earthquake, which ...

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