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Cars - Temporary Paint Job?
When Lightning McQueen helps out all the cars in the town he has Ramone give him a new paint job which looks somewhat "1950"ish with large white designs on the side containing lightning bolts. When he gets to the Piston Cup race-off he is back to his previous paint job. At the end of the movie when he meets Sally at the Wheel Well Motel he is back to the 1950 paint job. How did all this painting and un-painting occur?
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ALF2020 on 02-08-2007
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Aly writes:
I noticed this too, and it drives me crazy every time I watch it. I'm guessing the people that made this movie had a reason they did this, considering it's animated and had to switch back and forth from the car designs.
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pappaw writes:
The thing about this is, when McQueen gets into the semi at Radiator Springs, he has the new paint job. When he comes out of the truck at the race track, he has the old paint job. So, no matter what Polar Bear says, I doubt the car was re-painted back to the old style in the back of the truck, because this is the only place it could have happened. Also, when they start the three way race, the announcer says McQueen is "complete with white walls". At no point during this race does he have the white walls he got in Radiator Springs.
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Pete writes:
I'm saying that this is not really a slip-up because of the amount of time that passes by in-between the scenes. I believe that there was enough time left out for a paint job to be accomplished. After all, the highway didn't automatically start having high traffic volume the minute that the race was over.
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PolarBear writes:
OK honestly - are you kidding? First of all there is lots of passage of time, as mentioned by another commenter. Ramone runs a "House of Body Art" and has a different paint job almost daily through the movie - and you nitpick on McQueen? It seems clear that the poster of this false "slip-up" doesn't know a lot about race cars, either. It is not in any way uncommon for a car to be repainted and re-decaled overnight. In the real world it would be entirely possible for McQueen to be repainted repeatedly over the course of several days or weeks. It is clearly established by Ramone within the canon of this movie that a car can change his paint job as easily as we change our clothes - Doc Hudson shows up for the final race dressed in his Hudson Hornet "race uniform", for example. Finally, there are not 2 different paint schemes - there are, in fact, 3. The end of the movie scheme is different from the "cruisin'" version in many ways. They are both quite different from the standard "racing" paint scheme.
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