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Old 1/21/12, 11:20 AM   #81
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SICK COLOR!!!! Thanks Steve!!! I found a few more from the LA Auto Show. It was there as well.
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Being that Kona Blue looks very similar to the deep impact blue, why get rid of Kona Blue and offer impact blue. Not really much of a difference.
Kona almost got the axe for 2012 models due to the Japan disaster. It may have been a decision to go with a new formulation of a blue color to reduce the chances of supply disruption again.
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Kona is navy. This is blue blue.
Kona = Navy, purple, black combo look depending on lighting. This blue = blue
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No, it's not an optical illusion, it's a prismatic effect caused by the inclusion of red colored flakes in the base coat of the paint. The Kona Blue has red metal flakes in it, and when the light hitting it is heavily shifted to the red side of the spectrum it appears purple. It's the same technique used to create iridescent paint jobs.

It's science, not an illusion.


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No, it's not an optical illusion, it's a prismatic effect caused by the inclusion of red colored flakes in the base coat of the paint. The Kona Blue has red metal flakes in it, and when the light hitting it is heavily shifted to the red side of the spectrum it appears purple. It's the same technique used to create iridescent paint jobs.

It's science, not an illusion.

You can see a few of the red flakes on the left side of this shot.
Someone doesn't get the joke. Yes, Kona Blue has metallic flakes, hence the name Kona Blue Metallic but they're not red.
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Someone doesn't get the joke. Yes, Kona Blue has metallic flakes, hence the name Kona Blue Metallic but they're not red.

It's amazing, even after seeing a photograph clearly showing red flakes you deny that they are there.

One problem with your theory there though, Kona Blue paint contains the Japanese produced paint product called Xirallic, which makes it an alumina effect pigment. Xirallic creates metallic flakes that reflect different colors depending on the thickness of the flake and the wavelength of the light hitting them, and would not be necessary or even desirable if you were only making a single color metallic paint job.

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Deep Impact Blue contains no Xirallic, which is why it looks like a truer blue while Kona Blue can appear purple. Like I said, it's a prismatic effect, and if you disagree then I happily invite you to take a nice closeup picture of Kona Blue with direct sunlight shining on it. Don't be surprised when you see red flecks in the photo.

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It's amazing, even after seeing a photograph clearly showing red flakes you deny that they are there.

One problem with your theory there though, Kona Blue paint contains the Japanese produced paint product called Xirallic, which makes it an alumina effect pigment. Xirallic creates metallic flakes that reflect different colors depending on the thickness of the flake, and would not be necessary or even desirable if you were only making a single color metallic paint job.

Deep Impact Blue contains no Xirallic, which is why it looks like a truer blue while Kona Blue can appear purple. Like I said, it's a prismatic effect, and if you disagree then I happily invite you to take a nice closeup picture of Kona Blue with direct sunlight shining on it. Don't be surprised when you see red flecks in the photo.
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You think that makes you an expert on if it has red flakes!!!




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For me it's a toss up between DIB and sterling grey. Once I see the DIB in person, I'll decide. I like the pictures I've seen so far of the DIB but I really want to see it out in the open.
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The new focus has it! It looks great. It should be at your local dealer right now.
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Looks like Sonic Blue from '05 to me. Great color.
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Here's a few I took today @ the Chicago Auto Show. I have to say I didn't think I was going to like it but seeing it in person definitely changed my mind. One of my new favorite colors.
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Here's a few I took today @ the Chicago Auto Show. I have to say I didn't think I was going to like it but seeing it in person definitely changed my mind. One of my new favorite colors.
That color on the Shelby with white stripes looks amazing. My new dream car. Hopefully it will be at the Toronto Auto Show. Gonna check it out tomorrow.
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These two 2013 Pre Production Mustang 5.0s were given to the Alcatraz Production crew to do a chase scene in the season finale. Guess what the car not pictured is? If you guessed a Dodge Charger, you'd be right.

I work for a prominent Ford dealership, and ran into the production crew practicing stunts in the back lot. They wouldn't tell me the details except that they would be jumping one of the two Mustangs. I ran into one of their mechanics a few days later, he was welding a skidplate on one of them. I have a feeling they'll be paying homage to Bullitt and doing a SF chase scene with said Mustangs and Charger.

They are Deep Impact Blue.

Major differences, as you may know, from the 2012 are front and rear facia changes to look more like the Shelby. Blacked out LED tail Lamps, and a few interior bits and pieces.

Both seem to be standard GT Premiums. One of them had some Recaros from the Boss 302. Both were running some SUPER soft Pirellis, which I think they should have run a harder tire for the stunts they were describing.

In any case, enjoy.
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while I'm totally partial to blue cars -and basically like the new color- I still dont see why they dont bring back acapulco blue or a similar lighter/brighter shade.

Certain colors were 'perfect' shades-
Redfire Metallic (I'm not into reds, but that shade 'pops' in the sun!)
Acapulco Blue Metallic (my all time favorite)
Corvette Daytona Yellow (sorry- but its a great color)

of course theres more, but those 3 top my list of sports car colors. a pretty car looks decent in any color, but IMO the 'sports car' tagline should justify the most eye-popping shades available. I gotta still say I think the old Sublime/plumcrazy mopars were more along the way a sports/muscle car should be shaded...
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while I'm totally partial to blue cars -and basically like the new color- I still dont see why they dont bring back acapulco blue or a similar lighter/brighter shade.

Certain colors were 'perfect' shades-
Redfire Metallic (I'm not into reds, but that shade 'pops' in the sun!)
Acapulco Blue Metallic (my all time favorite)
Corvette Daytona Yellow (sorry- but its a great color)

of course theres more, but those 3 top my list of sports car colors. a pretty car looks decent in any color, but IMO the 'sports car' tagline should justify the most eye-popping shades available. I gotta still say I think the old Sublime/plumcrazy mopars were more along the way a sports/muscle car should be shaded...
I agree a lighter blue would be nice, even the current steel blue would look great on a Mustang.

Also, I'm disappointed that Lava Red Metallic is going away, looks black until daylight and it pops really well.

As for daytona Yellow, the 2013 Boss' School bus yellow should be pretty similar.
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Though the Deep Impact Blue is nice, I still prefer Kona much better. But if I had to buy a 2013 stang, it would be DIB. It's a close 2nd.


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while I'm totally partial to blue cars -and basically like the new color- I still dont see why they dont bring back acapulco blue or a similar lighter/brighter shade.

Certain colors were 'perfect' shades-
Redfire Metallic (I'm not into reds, but that shade 'pops' in the sun!)
Acapulco Blue Metallic (my all time favorite)
Corvette Daytona Yellow (sorry- but its a great color)

of course theres more, but those 3 top my list of sports car colors. a pretty car looks decent in any color, but IMO the 'sports car' tagline should justify the most eye-popping shades available. I gotta still say I think the old Sublime/plumcrazy mopars were more along the way a sports/muscle car should be shaded...
For a second there, per your avatar, I thought you had a Kona 2011 or 2012. What color is your 2006??? That's a nice blue.
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