Early indications are consumers and auto makers are taking a shine to paint with less sparkle in favor of sheet metal with a “liquid-metal” look, says coatings manufacturer BASF. Currently, the effect can be achieved with an aftermarket product, while Ford soon will launch at least two vehicles with a near-liquid-metal finish, says Paul Czornij, technical manager-color excellence. A Honda Civic concept featured the unique look at this year’s Detroit auto show in January. But early ...

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