Why is the dipstick black?

Just wanted to ask if anyone know why some cars including the A2 use black dipsticks? It makes it harder to read.

I’ve just seen threads about dipstick breaking. Where exactly do they break from and how would you remove the broken part from inside?
 

simufly

A2OC Donor
I think they all start out as orange. Years of sloshing in hot oil, causes them to fade and break perhaps?
 

Robin_Cox

Member
It's not fading - we've had at least one where the plastic of the dipstick end where you check for the level was actually black material.
 
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