RFI #731,639--Paint Finish
From: Automotive Design Manufacturer
To: Automotive Design Architect
Subject: Paint Finish on Body Panels
Regarding the paint finish for the 8 cylinder sedan now under
Sheet F8.2.71 indicates that the left front fender is to have a
"Factory Baked Enamel Finish" over steel body panels.
Paint specified in Bulletin #23,812R49 requires "Factory Baked Epoxy
Finish at all disc brakes and the interiors of all hydraulic lines,
engine cylinders, leather glove compartments and north-facing southern
surfaces." Body panels are not mentioned in the specification and no
specification for Baked Enamel Finish exists.
Sheet S9.5.81 shows that the left front fender is to have "Bamboo
Coated Solar Cell Finish", but the "Bamboo Plated Hydronic Solar Shell"
specification does not seem to apply to fenders.
SKT-217,921 shows the left front fender to be "Translucent Reinforced
Concrete Tinted to Match Adjacent Asphalt" and is dimensioned to be
1/8" thick, but no finish is shown.
Bulletin 19,017 has a note pointing to the roof which says, "AT OWNER'S
REQUEST, FRONT LEFT FENDER TO MATCH DENTED, RUSTED, UGLY GREEN 1939
EDSEL. OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR COLOR AS VE ITEM. OWNER TO COORDINATE.
NOT DESIGNED BY THIS OFFICE."
On the Headlight Submittal (revision 3092), the front left fender was
marked up with the note, "Show Tempered Glass Tires!!" and provided an
additional 16,727 SK drawings, but none of them showed the required
Please confirm that "Factory Baked Enamel Finish" applies to all
exterior steel body panels and provide sample of desired color and
specification. Please expedite, as the production schedule has slipped
12 years and the project is 9 billion dollars over budget.
Eight cylinder sedan is INCORRECT! Contract Documents show 13 3/57
cylinder convertible coupe, as indicated in Bulletin 105,422 (Revision
89), to be issued next week. Please be sure all subcontractors are
working from current drawings!! Center of engine cylinders to align
with reveals inside trunk. Contractor to coordinate!!!
Contractor is incorrect. Sheet F8.2.71 does not show a "left front"
fender--it shows a "front left" fender. Please resubmit RFI and
Front left fender has been revised to have "BuckyBall Plated Hydronic
Solar Sail Finish". See attached drawings SK-712,302 ~ SK-849,919 for
clarification. Contractor to coordinate.
"Translucent Reinforced Concrete" is incorrect!! Provide "Transparent
Reinforced Concrete Tinted to Match Adjacent Sky". Dimension to be 3
11/63 mm, as marked up on Submittal Drawing 31,771, returned this
morning. Please resubmit showing pattern of carbon-nanotube
reinforcement (Design-Build) for review and approval. Contractor to
At Owner's request, "Radioactive-Luminescent Titanium-Diamond Finish"
was deleted as a VE item in Bulletin 19, 016 for issues surrounding
hazardous materials requirements and rejection by IOR. Owner to
specify new finish.
Correct. Triangular tempered glass tires do not receive a paint finish
for the doors.
Owner to respond to "Factory Baked Enamel Finish" part of question.
Contractor to coordinate with Owner!
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