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Old 03-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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DETROIT (Reuters) The shortage of a specialty pigment that gives cars a glittering shine has prompted automakers to temporarily restrict orders on vehicles in certain shades of black, red and other colors.

Major automakers, including Chrysler Group LLC (FIA.MI), Toyota Motor Co (7203.T), General Motors Co (GM.N) and Ford Motor Co (F.N) use the pigment, called Xirallic, produced at only one factory in the world -- the Onahama plant near the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.

Automakers face paint shortage after Japan quake - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110326/bs_nm/us_japan_pigment;_ylt=AnYHTvJzskeYAARvVh4IiEqyBhIF ;_ylu=X3oDMTJsZGNqajFjBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMzI2L3Vz X2phcGFuX3BpZ21lbnQEcG9zAzQEc2VjA3luX2FydGljbGVfc3 VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNhdXRvbWFrZXJzZmE- - broken link)
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:12 AM
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Oh, finally something serious to worry about.
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