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Liquid Silver | 09/10/02
The launch of Liquid Silver, the 12th Exclusive Line colour from Standox, marks a new beginning for the range.
This wonderful silver shade is the first Exclusive Line colour not to be named after a racing circuit.
Liquid Silver is also new in that it is based on a new combination of pigments produced by Flex Pigments. It is a real world first: a genuine 3D look that is a fascinating reflection of all the colours of the rainbow. This innovation is exclusive to Standox.
To support the market launch, authorized bodyshops can purchase a comprehensive promotion package built around a painted model car painted in Liquid Silver that
is just as spectacular as its finish. The model is of a Mercedes Sauber C9, several times champion of the FIA Group C and winner of the 1989 Le Mans 24-hour race.
Liquid Silver marks Standox's departure from the policy of naming all Exclusive Line paints after a famous international racetrack - from "Silverstone Blue" to "Monte Carlo Magic", which was the first to use the new Croma Flair pigment in 1997, to last year's "Avus Galaxy". But there is only a finite number of famous racetracks. It was time for a change.
Market research shows that more than 40% of all new cars in Europe have a black or silver finish. Bright colours are out and there is a clear trend towards neutral shades. Liquid Silver puts Standox at the forefront of this development. The idea now is to create exclusive premium quality colours not just to be eye-catching but also to meet the motorist's demand for the latest colour trends.'