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Offline Carzee

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Gee Whiz canopy fade
« on: March 08, 2020, 05:01:04 PM »
The other week I spotted this GS (guessing) recharging the diesel tank, in Canberra, and the canopy is so faded ...

The vehicle was from tropical zone like Innisfail where the rainfall is huge, or cooking in the heat at Tindall or something? No.

The canopy material was not colour fast.

I would've thought this fadeout problem was sorted out when the fleet was Perenties.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2020, 03:34:53 PM by Carzee »

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Re: Gee Whiz canopy fade
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 08:29:21 AM »
Material is probably made in China
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Re: Gee Whiz canopy fade
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 09:00:35 PM »
Aust made material, the base die (green) is what fades the ink of the print ( brown and black is basically colour fast).
The new maxicam, made by same Aust company the green die is colour fast and this new fabric performs very well.

I'm in the industry so have a reasonable exposure to this issue.

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Re: Gee Whiz canopy fade
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 02:25:25 AM »
Is the new cam on sale to the public as I would like to get a S111 canopy made up by Red rocket or Robco or someone else if they can.
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Re: Gee Whiz canopy fade
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 11:21:38 PM »
Is the new cam on sale to the public as I would like to get a S111 canopy made up by Red rocket or Robco or someone else if they can.

Sorry no, it's still a controlled item.....
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