Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Chameleon Car Paint: Understanding the Pros and Cons

April 9, 2010





Chameleon car paint, when properly applied, can create an unusual color effect for your car. Custom car paint jobs using chameleon paint enable the vehicle to seemingly change colors when seen in varying degrees of light and at different angles. This type of paint always causes a conversation, because two people rarely see the vehicle as the exact same color. However, there are a few things about chameleon paint that you should consider before rushing out to get this type of paint job. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with chameleon car paint.

Pros of Chameleon Paint

  • Adds a Totally Unique Look to Your Car - If you are looking for a paint job that will help your car stand out from the mundane and ordinary in the crowd, then chameleon car paint might be just the thing you're looking for. By creating an effect for your vehicle that seems to cause the color of your car to suddenly change in a second or two, your vehicle will never be viewed the same twice. People are sure to comment on the paint job of your vehicle, and the color variations a quality chameleon paint job can provide can seem almost endless.
  • May Add Value to Your Car - Because a chameleon paint job creates a very noticeable and unique effect for a vehicle, it also causes the vehicle to be noticed frequently and could very likely create an interest in others to purchase it. It is not uncommon for owners of vehicles with quality paint jobs to be offered amounts considerably more than for vehicles with ordinary or standard car paint color schemes. Many buyers are willing to pay a premium for a vehicle that already has a cool paint effect, as they don't need to speculate about different types of colors and effects. They simply purchase the vehicle with the paint job they want and pay more for it.

Cons of Chameleon Paint

  • Very Expensive - Although chameleon paint can create some pretty awesome color effects for a vehicle, it does come with a lofty price tag. Depending on the brand and type of chameleon paint (some paints offer more visual color changes than others), you should expect to pay between $250 and $600 per pint. Most vehicles will require between 2 and 4 pints for adequate coverage. If you want the job done professionally, be prepared to shell out about $3,000 minimum, and in most cases know that a top quality chameleon paint job can run between $10,000 and $12,000.
  • Less Shine When Compared to Other Types of Paint - Because of the way chameleon paint is formulated, it is difficult to produce true showroom quality gloss or shine on the vehicle. People that have chameleon paint on their vehicles often complain about the hours and hours of work needed to maintain only 'average' quality gloss or shine.
  • Results May Be Hard to Predict - When mixing car paint of this type, results can be very difficult to predict. There are many factors to consider, such as the primer color used, quality of the paint and any effect or other additives. Even the most professional of chameleon paint applications seldom turn out exactly as planned.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
CINCINNATI, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Kroger Co.'s (KR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 15� per share to be paid on March 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2013.
In September, the company's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by approximately 30 percent, to 15� per share. Since reinstating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 790 convenience stores, 344 fine jewelry stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, about the future performance of the company. These statements are based on management's assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it. Such statements are indicated by words or phrases such as "continue," "expects," and "will." That our Customer 1st strategy will produce strong returns for shareholders, our ability to generate strong free cash flow and operating results and our ability to continue to grow our dividend over time, will be affected by our inability to generate free cash flow at the levels anticipated, and our failure to generate expected operating results. Our ability to generate expected operating results may be affected by labor disputes; industry consolidation; pricing and promotional activities of existing and new competitors; unexpected changes in product costs; the state of the economy and consumer response to the economy; the success of our Customer 1st Strategy; the success of our future growth plans; goodwill impairments; changes in government-funded benefit programs; volatility in our fuel margins; our ability to generate sales at desirable margins; adverse weather conditions; rising commodity costs; the extent of geopolitical unrest, and other factors beyond our control. This forward-looking statement is subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. We assume no obligation to update the information contained herein. Please refer to Kroger's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013


Kroger stock 25.55

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


26.02 close today at 12/01/2013.... still waiting for it to go up... 
needs to sell some shears
Previous Close 25.68
Open 25.63
Day's High 26.04
Day's Low 25.57
Volume 3.76 Mil
Avg Daily Vol (13 Wks) 5.02 Mil
Bid 25.88
Bid Size 600
Ask 26.31
Ask Size 200
52-Wk High 27.11
52-Wk Low 20.98
Dividend Rate 0.60
Yield 2.31

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