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Ehninger1212 and I came up with the idea of wrapping the body in gold aeronautical film to reflect the heat in desert climates. If anyone knows of a supplier of gold aeronautical film would love to get my hands on some to experiment.
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Not that I'm gonna do this, but here's some swirl patterning on metal, action starts at the 2:00 minute mark -

 

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I have issue with the paint, gold flake with the dull flat rainbow. My eye continually is drawn to the gold and truck bed. My eye does not rest on the rainbow. While not my first choice, looks cool to me and I have a slight uptick for Ford.
 

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Yeah, I like the gold flake, but not with the rainbow.

I'm putting retroreflective vinyl on my motorcycle in a rainbow pattern (when I can figure out where I hid it), and I think that's what I'll do if I can find a big enough print for it.

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Hah! I was thinking of what I might do, and I was thinking a rainbow over the hood and then stripe down the side.

And Ford went and did something crazier: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/02/ford-very-gay-ranger-raptor-pride/

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-Crissa
Did they add a couple colors to the bottom of the pride flag? Thats definitely not a proper ROYGBIV rainbow and the pink/ sky blue/ grey blue at the tail end doesn't look like the pride flag either.

Overall it's kind of cool but a little out-there for my black/ dark grey/ green tastes.
 

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Did they add a couple colors to the bottom of the pride flag? Thats definitely not a proper ROYGBIV rainbow and the pink/ sky blue/ grey blue at the tail end doesn't look like the pride flag either.

Overall it's kind of cool but a little out-there for my black/ dark grey/ green tastes.
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The new flag is retarded. My gay and trans friends have expressed displeasure, and I get it. Growing up, my hispanic ethnicity was rarely a big problem, but I can tell you that any openly gay person in my area was getting an ass-kicking. Trans people face unique challenges. People still feel it's acceptable to be openly against it while being openly racist is understood to be wrong (not to say nobody is, just that it's recognized as socially unacceptable).

It also looks ugly on a watch band, and I live my standard pride band.
 

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I thought the whole point of the rainbow was to be all inclusive to begin with and I don't think the stripes had individual meanings previously.

I have a rainbow/ Pride watchband with the original colors. I bought it because I like rainbows and it makes me think of Robin Williams. The fact that it also represents gay pride is coincidental, but also something I'm just fine with supporting.

If folks want to wave this new version doesn't bother me and I support what they feel it stands for. But I prefer the simplicity of the original.
 

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I thought the whole point of the rainbow was to be all inclusive to begin with and I don't think the stripes had individual meanings previously.
Exactly. Everyone wants to appropriate everyone else's stuff as their own. It's dumb.
 

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Exactly. Everyone wants to appropriate everyone else's stuff as their own. It's dumb.
I suspect there are reasons folks feel the need to specifically call out their own issues. But once you start calling out each stripe with some individual value is you start leaving people behind and suddenly you need a million stripes. Which is the non-binary stripe?

Anyhow. I don't want to disparage.

On a related note. I think this is perhaps one of the most awesome things I've ever read about marketing.

https://priceonomics.com/how-an-ad-campaign-made-lesbians-fall-in-love-with/
 

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I am racially/ethnically non-binary, LOL. Born in a latin America country, raised mostly American, and look white enough to create confusion. Anyway, I don't want to be part of that flag.
 
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