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    Vantablack painted frame

    Hey, has anyone else ever thought of getting their bike sprayed with vantablack? For those who don't know it's this ultra dark black that absorbs something like 98% of the light that hits it. It removes all dimensional reference for whatever it's on and I think it would look super cool since the bike would almost look 2d while riding past. Any one know other brands of paint with that much absorption of light and where if anywhere has it?

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    True Vantablack is not a paint but a coating consisting of a series of nanotubes 3500 times smaller than a human hair able to achieve near total lack of reflectance. If you are wanting to use it for a project you are going to have to contact Surrey Nanosystems and most likely then be told to bugger off. Good luck. Not quite ready for prime time, I believe.
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    I spilled some of that stuff on myself when I was taking a leak. Not good. Not good at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    I spilled some of that stuff on myself when I was taking a leak. Not good. Not good at all.
    Are you saying now your root looks like a black hole, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CUP-TON View Post
    True Vantablack is not a paint but a coating consisting of a series of nanotubes 3500 times smaller than a human hair able to achieve near total lack of reflectance. If you are wanting to use it for a project you are going to have to contact Surrey Nanosystems and most likely then be told to bugger off. Good luck. Not quite ready for prime time, I believe.
    Probably also important to know how said coating is applied to a surface. I don't know, but it's entirely possible that it's incompatible with certain materials. Sorta like how you can't powdercoat carbon fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUP-TON View Post
    Are you saying now your root looks like a black hole, lol
    Tragically, yes. I may get banned from mtbr for this, but as a public service announcement I am posting a picture below...

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    Never heard of it before so I had to Google it.

    Wow, that is some cool stuff.

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