- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 27, 2005
Go beneath the surface of this ubiquitous cover to explore its many near-miraculous qualities.
- MODERN MARVELS pulls on the coveralls and mixes up a fascinating profile of paint.
- Find out why paint is far more than simple decoration.
- See how the ancients created pigments and examine the most sophisticated formulas of today.
From the Impressionist canvas to the Space Shuttle...from customized hotrods to the brilliant orange hue of the Golden Gate Bridge or tiny electronic devices--paint is one of our most ubiquitous products. And paint adds more than just color.
As MODERN MARVELS® reveals, paint can be a crucial engineering element, protecting ships from water corrosion, stovetops from heat, and the Stealth Bomber from radar detection. In homes and businesses, it provides a balanced spectrum of light and protects surfaces from wear. This colorful hour reveals how this marvel of chemistry and engineering is made, and how it is applied. Come see what's beneath the surface as we reveal one of man's most ingenious methods of defeating the elements and adding spice to life!