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Old 11-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does Nightmist have metal flake or is it just a dark blue? Thinking of doing my 67 shelby clone in acapulco blue with wimbeldon white stripes... but am concerned if the fiberglass cracks down the road the metal flake in the blue might be tougher to touch up. I know solid colors like black, white, red.. any colors without metal flake are easier to match. Now I am considering Nightmist Blue if it is just a dark blue without metal flake. Thanks
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When I think of "metal flake" I think of a bass boat, and the original paint did not have metal flakes. Rather, Nightmist Blue was a metallic color with fine bits of metal(?) in it. Modernly, that effect comes from ground up mica. One of the nicest examples of a subtle metallic Nightmist is John's (Del65) '65 coupe.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My first Mustang was a NMB Sprint. It was pretty dull, so I repainted it. Wow! The metallic really pops when the paint is good. No way to show how nice this is on the internet.

Ford did, in fact, refer to Nightmist Blue as metallic. IIRC, this was done with tiny bits of aluminum.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This beautiful Nightmist Blue 67 GT 390 fastback sold on Flebay recently for BIG money. It is gorgeous, check it out:

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The are many dark blue cars on the market today that are very close to Nightmist Blue. Beautiful color!
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That ebay nightmist mustang is beautiful. I am torn between nightmist and acapulco blue for my car. Are the stripes Wimbeldon white?
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nightmist blue. Hands down. The great thing about nightmist blue is that looks completely different (almost black) in low light or non direct light conditions. Then turns a brilliant and deep blue in sunlight.

I am slightly biased though.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I really like the Nightmist color, just afraid it will show dust just like black. I really want one that looks clean when you park it in the garage for days at a time. I had brittany blue, it looked clean forever. Probably will go with Acapulco blue....Thanks for the replies
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default nightmist blue

I does show the dust like a black car, but I don't think you'll regret the color selection.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Agreed, Nightmist is a stunning color and lucky for me my 67 K code was originally Nightmist. By far my favorite color for the 67 with Acapulco and Silver frost behind it. Just the right amount of metallic but not too much and easy to color match. I highly recommend it as a color if anyone is looking for a Blue that is both stunning and rare.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am considering Kona Blue for mine but after looking at these pix I might change my mind
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Fastlane, if you need more pictures to make up your mind, let me know, as I have plenty and can take more for you to decide before committing. I thought about Kona, but my 1st 67 was Nightmist and I absolutely loved the way it could look Black, blue, and even purplish in the right lighting. Most people never see Nightmist so it always gets praise and black interior and two tone blue look excellent with it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah my fast back is black interior. I would love to see some more pics. Kona Blue was my first choice for all the same reasons too. The black,blue and purple tones and just awesome
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My car was stock Dark Moss Green but, I am not a fan of the green. I was torn for months between Nightmist Blue and Acapulco Blue

I'm with you, I love the color Nightmist Blue but, it is dark and I do not want to be constantly cleaning the car or have every small scratch in the clear show after a year.

Then I saw a car painted this color and ended up going with it.

Its a Ford color Bright Atlantic Metallic Blue

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah my fast back is black interior. I would love to see some more pics. Kona Blue was my first choice for all the same reasons too. The black,blue and purple tones and just awesome
I liked Nightmist based on all of the pictures I saw, but was reluctant to pull the trigger without seeing it in person, but I could never find one in the flesh. As an alternative I went around to car lots where I could easily compare a number of different colors in different lighting conditions. The one I settled on was BMW Orient Blue Metallic. I liked the Kona Blue, but thought it had just a bit too much purple in it.

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