No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

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    No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    I was just on Chevy's website, and I found that Red is no longer offered. Is the color done for the Generation 7 Malibu?
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    Japan's inability to produce red pigment right now?
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    I heard both Red Jewel and the Cocoa Metallic are both on constraint if not entirely being discontinued for the model year because of problems in getting certain metals. We'd heard it was a Japanese supplier. I'm a huge fan of that Red Jewel, so I hope it comes back....maybe a year or so.

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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    So it's because of the inability to get metals? Wouldn't that make every color that contains metal unavailable? I just checked the LaCrosse, and it too is unavailable. The Traverse, however, shows it. Is it only the Fairfax plant?
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    So it's because of the inability to get metals? Wouldn't that make every color that contains metal unavailable?
    I wondered the exact same thing. However, when it comes to automotive suppliers, they require contracts. It could simply be that GM is bound by contract to a certain supplier, perhaps of that paint or additive itself, and until they can get a new supplier or contract runs out they're bound.
    just my two pennies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyl321 View Post
    I wondered the exact same thing. However, when it comes to automotive suppliers, they require contracts. It could simply be that GM is bound by contract to a certain supplier, perhaps of that paint or additive itself, and until they can get a new supplier or contract runs out they're bound.
    just my two pennies....

    But why is the problem only at Fairfax?
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    Saving what's left for better margin vehicles?
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    or just which plant(s) still has some in the 'tank'?

    afaik it's just certain a kind of metallic-effect additive
    Ford's Tuxedo Black and Red Candy are affected too

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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    So it's because of the inability to get metals? Wouldn't that make every color that contains metal unavailable? I just checked the LaCrosse, and it too is unavailable. The Traverse, however, shows it. Is it only the Fairfax plant?
    Different metals are used to produce different pigments i.e. It's a metal specific to that color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    or just which plant(s) still has some in the 'tank'?

    afaik it's just certain a kind of metallic-effect additive
    Ford's Tuxedo Black and Red Candy are affected too

    ...my favorite red of all time is from the Corvette a while back - maybe Performance Red? saw one yesterday

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    Different metals are used to produce different pigments i.e. It's a metal specific to that color.

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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    I wonder if GM is going to use another red. They need it. RJM really is a classy color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    I wonder if GM is going to use another red. They need it. RJM really is a classy color.

    Yeah, it is. When I picked my Malibu, I had them put a RJT next to a BGM, and the red turned my head. Black looks good too
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: No More Red Jewel Tintcoat Malibu for 2011?

    Hi Guys, unfortunately the Red Jewel Tintcoat is, in fact, no longer available for the model year. If anyone is interested in one in the Red Jewel, I will be happy to look any remaining vehicles on dealer lots.

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