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Old 02-08-2011, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 35terraplane
It was called Japan Lacquer, the color was japan black and the process was called japanning.

Bob

The one problem I have with it being called "Japan Black" is it goes against what I was told in that black is a bad luck color in the Japanese culture. There was never a black Japanese car for YEARS. Back in the seventies I painted a couple of brand new Dodge colts (Made in Japan) black because they didn't make them.

But that is just what I was told so it may not be true.

Brian
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