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 Post subject: 3DV???
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:48 pm 
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I seemed to have missed the memo, what does 3DV mean? Usually used in conjunction with the colour purple. Help.


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:02 am 
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Three dimensional violet I believe.

I think Ringle' may have been the company that coined the term.

Of course I could be completely wrong, which has been known to happen....


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:28 am 
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I remember a member on here, I'm sure he'll be here soon , he was complaining that 3DV was used too often to mean purple but it was actually used by a specific company and he was angry at it being used generally for any kind of purple, so I think it was coined by a manufacturer, but I canny remember who :facepalm:

Alison


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:58 am 
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Yup think it was ringle purple

But hi-jacked to mean anything purple ish


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:18 am 
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Cheers chaps.


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:38 am 
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Yeees I rememeber that debate as well. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:40 am 
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It means whatever your selling is worth 20% more :D


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:23 am 
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It's was a partnership between two companies to ensure purple parts were all the same colour / depth. Ringle was one company, I can't remember the other.
It means 3D Violet.
3DV is the name of the dye used, the partnership ensured both companies were able to achieve the same colour despite the thousands of variables involved in anodising.

I don't use 3DV currently, there are other purples similar in colour that don't fade when left in the sun for a week.

It wasn't me going on about it, but does anyone know where the thread is that Alison mentions? It sounds like a good read!


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Grafton was the other company iirc.


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 Post subject: Re: 3DV???
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:03 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Grafton was the other company iirc.


I think your right!

There's an article in the archive section I think.


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