I would say, comparing with what he's shown us in great detail, that Lunar Rock reacts to it's environment just like Catus Gray does.First off - thanks for all of the hard work.
This color has been my choice since day 1 after seeing that reveal Bronco with the white top and handles. I was going to make that combo happen one way or the other.
However, if I understand correctly, CG looks NOTHING like the color of that reveal Bronco
Or is it that the white top and accents make me see the color as a more minty green grey? Sooo frustrating. Now I’m thinking Area 51.
How does this color compare to Toyota’s Lunar Rock color? I’ve seen that in person in a RAV4 and love it - bits it’s definitely got a good green hue to it.
It’s so daunting to be spending 70K$ (CDN with taxes) on a vehicle that you never get to see in person to chose color.
And that's why I love this forum. Great job!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/ )
These samples are NOT clear coated:
These samples are clear coated.
This photo and color is the closest approximation to what I see and how it appears in-hand.
The light Box used:
The color analysis:
More blue than green in CIE-L *ab color measurements.
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.
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.
A51 was eliminated by the COO. I have no plans to do a color comparison or analysis of A51, sorry. She is leaning to CO or CG at this time (she's more CO right now and I'm more CG).