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Just because I cannot leave well enough alone, I bought the touchup paint for Jet Fighter Gray and applied it to test samples today.
In the case of Cactus Gray (CG), there is just not 'well enough' information available.

Long post, sorry. Lots of photos.
The Spray Can and Source ( https://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/ford/2021/bronco/ )
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These samples are NOT clear coated:


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These samples are clear coated.



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This photo and color is the closest approximation to what I see and how it appears in-hand.
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The light Box used:
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The color analysis:
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More blue than green in CIE-L *ab color measurements.
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The breakdown...

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The black looks like regular carbon black in the supernatant.; however, there is a blue/green tint in the pellet (polymer) fraction.

One more thing...
Because I'm 'that guy', I've included RL comparison with Sting Gray (Jeep). Yes, I did ask permission to take these photos.
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Note on the lighting:
It was about 5pm, cloudy (Delta's fault).

Personal note: I do like this color. It is dynamic and is a "Local Color" paint. It changes color based on your perception and the light/colors around it.
I will keep the samples and revisit the photos on a sunny day in the future.





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Thank you! CG still on my short list. Appreciate the effort.

Whenever my wife expresses that I unhealthily obsess about the Bronco....I am going to show her your posts so she realizes there are people in the World that make me look like I don't put in any effort or time with this product.
 
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I’m just hoping there is more of the “mint green hue” to it
There is not. It's gray first and depending on the light it can be green or blue. The color next to the Sting Gray Jeep is a close approximation to what I perceived most often when looking at it.
 

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I am happy with the way it looks when it is next to the Sting Gray Jeep. I feel like that really pulls the green/blue out of it and that's the color I like. I definitely wouldn't mind more green in it though...
 

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this is awesome! I just purchased a 120z aerosol can myself and that fancy Pantone Color match card. Wife will be excited as she wants CG and we've yet to see it in person and every picture seems a bit different.
 
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this is awesome! I just purchased a 120z aerosol can myself and that fancy Pantone Color match card. Wife will be excited as she wants CG and we've yet to see it in person and every picture seems a bit different.
Yes, it really is a dynamic color. It's also a local color. As you can see with the red brick background vs the gray Jeep background. Your eyes adjust to the color based on what's around it. I do like it and so does the wife when I showed her under poor light conditions (looks like cement gray) and then in full light (more green/blue pops out).
 

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I was pretty meh until I saw it against Sting Gray. Looks great there.
Agreed. Just looked flat. Then against the sting gray I saw the greens and blues and it has me coming back to it. So far it’s Area 51 or Cactus Gray. And if I really can’t make a decision, iconic silver or white.
 

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This is the most confusing colour I've ever seen. Picutures vary, real world descriptions vary, it's crazy. Sometimes I love it and sometimes it just looks like a white shirt that has been washed with other colours too many times.
Yea it's just a boring gray that people want to be green.

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I've read that Cactus is the same as Fighter, but I don't see it in all the pics/videos. That being said I like both (maybe Fighter a little more). Thanks for the in depth pics
 

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