PPG, our primary paint supplier, recently released a line of paints
that they call Harlequin. This new technology incorporates
the use of multiple metallic colors into one paint formula. The end
effect is a deep metallic paint which appears to change colors as
the viewing angle changes.
We have had an exceptionally hard time portraying this paint in a
photograph, because the color changing effect relies on stereoscopy.
Nevertheless, these photos help to get the idea across.
left to right; cyan to purple | silver to green |
green to purple | blue to red | magenta to gold | gold to purple
Believe it or not, the colors in the top image are
the same colors in the bottom image. They are positioned with the
light hitting them differently, and show a different color.
Pictures just don't do this
paint justice. But because of the new technologies and limited use
of this paint, it is more expensive. Harlequin colors can add up to
$250 to the cost of a regular paint job, but we have to admit that
PPG has created a spectacular, if pricey, product. Many of our past
customers who wanted something very unique for their bike found that
this was just the thing.