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i am currently on a quest to find the perfect blue paint for my 1968 coupe. i want a mid to dark value blue, and have been duped by many non factory impostors on Google images. my question is this: on most years of the first generation mustangs, Acapulco blue was a fairly light value blue, but on some searches, it would appear that the 68 version of the color was darker than previous years. So what's what?

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http://www.justmustangs.com.au/imag...e/1967-Mustang-Convert-blue-front-topdown.jpg

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http://freerevs.com/pictures/649459.jpg
http://janschutz.com/Mustang/ABCoupe01.jpg
 

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Hello. :) That coupe in the last picture looks about right. The thing about paint is that, when people mix it up from a formula, or, it's just a cheap paint job, you'll see all sorts of variation from car to car. :)
 

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im not sure but i really like the blue in the 2nd picture. looks real good
 

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My 68 coupe is Acapulco Blue, and being a metallic it changes in light some. Keep in mind that during a repaint primer color will affect final color too. You can take paint from the same can and paint a panel done in gray primer and one done in black primer and they will be two different shades. Some painters will also tint the primer blue in this case too to help final color.

The second pic is definitely NOT Acapulco Blue, the first and third are, just the lighting. The first is in full sunlight and picking up all the metallic making it look "lighter" while the second isn't.

Acapulco Blue is a medium metallic blue that was available from 67-69.

Here's some pics of mine in different lighting conditions,

this is one I just took last Monday as it was put away for the winter, this is a good pic in that it shows the color shift with the lighting. The tail panel and rear surfaces are in sunlight appearing lighter (like your first pic) while the side is in shade making it appear darker (like your last pic).



Other random shots, all different lighting conditions









 

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amazing! thanks so much for clearing that up everybody :bigthumbsup
 

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I think you're right cindys sn95, but the examples I posted look right to me on my computer. They may look different on another computer screen.

Viewing in sunlight really is the best way to judge a color.
 

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You can always go to a body shop and ask them to spray out a paint card for you too.

I have had a body shop spray 3 colors for me so far and I still have not been able to decide.
 
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