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"80% production IS WHITE"

STEALT CAMPERS take note!
"it's just a Transit Cargo Van"
White is my #2 color pick

The UK "ford transit forum" has a Member "WhiteVanMan"

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I'm going for Black. I've had enough of white for now, silver was an option but I decided I really don't like the side molding and bumper. Plus I want the crew style and black hides the windows better. Now if I could just have an extra row. Todd
 

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What color are the bumpers and molding w/ silver....black?
Has anyone asked an upfitter if they have any plans yet for rear benches or buckets for cargo Transits?
 

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The Transit vehicles built in Kansas City are the first to use the new two-wet monocoat paint process developed by Ford and its paint suppliers. Ford says that the technology results in more durable paint, uses less energy and water, and reduces carbon dioxide and particulate emissions compared with conventional paint processes.
Sounds like a pretty innovative paint process. I am surprised that 80% are white. I would expect whit to be a high percentage, but 80% is really high. Other colors need to have enough demand in order for Ford to switch their production to this new painting technique.
 

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Advanced weathering testing indicates that paint applied with the new two-wet technology will retain 90 percent of its gloss at four years in service compared to 1 percent gloss retention for paint applied using a conventional monocoat process.


Ok, so are white Econolines monocoat? And if they are, four years into service do they lose 99% of their gloss? Does a coat of wax make up for that?
I'm going for metallic color anyways, a relative bargain at $150 compared to the $1000 I paid to have my Sprinter sportin' Brilliant Silver Metallic.
But I still want to know, aside from saving the Polar Bears etc. is this new process really providing a better paint job?
Edit: O.K., now I get it.....nobody was using the conventional monocoat technique before for automobile paint.
 

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White is the most common fleet color. Hence the most common color. My last five work vans have been white, which is why I'm getting something different this time. Todd
 

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Used to work with a guy that had originally started working at GM in the Wentzville, MO plant that builds the Express/Savannah vans.
He said they would run for days & days, sometimes a whole week and not see anything other than white come down the line. Drove him crazy, very monotonous....
 

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Used to work with a guy that had originally started working at GM in the Wentzville, MO plant that builds the Express/Savannah vans.
He said they would run for days & days, sometimes a whole week and not see anything other than white come down the line. Drove him crazy, very monotonous....
Thats FUNNY! (but true)
That is why I said its the best STEALTH color, they are everywhere

"DR. , all I see is white Vans, I am going crazy!!!"

I said the UK transit forum has a guy "WhiteVanMan"

Its my #2 pick, "just try to find me, like a blade of grass on a golf course"

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