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Does your "Smokin Asphalt" have a brown tint?

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I have a 04 "Smokin Asphalt" that has a brown tint in the color when in direct sunlight. The rubber and fiberglass parts are darker than the body panels. Looks crazy. With past GM Black vehicles this was a sign of a thin base coat before the factory applied the clear coat and called for a factory repaint. The GM rep has looked at it and claims that "Smokin Asphalt" is not Black but a lighter shade of black. I paint custom Street Rods and went and purchase a pint of PPG "Smokin Asphalt" and painted a test panel. It wasn't Black but didn't have such a brown tint as my truck. I have noticed other SSR's having the similar brown tint in the color in the direct sunlight also. Anyone else seen it on theirs?
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Solvents will affect the color. Cheaper fast solvents will dirty up a color. My 03 had a dirty brown tint along with mismatched parts colors.

I did full body paint with HOK slow solvent.

Did not help much now instead of brown I get bits of red, yellow and blue in my deep black.


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