Color Matched Hardtop vs Stock Carbonized Gray

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Yeah, I can see that being actual and factual for a new model release. They need to source raw materials and manufacture the final products for field testing well before Job #1.

That being said - On topic - The "Carbonized Gray" color is not 'carbonized gray' of the body paint and matching the body color to the MIC top is not possible. There should be some correction or material adjustment for better matching "Carbonized Gray" or offer black MIC for the rest of us.

Release the Kracke... ummm, Colors... We want to see them in-person.





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I'd prefer the MIC top in black, with the removable panel. But that's not what they're offering.

If I hate the gray, I'll probably spray a layer of PlastiDip on it. That way I can even change it pretty easily to try out white, if I feel so inclined. The stuff is pretty durable, easy to fix scratches, and then it peels off pretty easily in a nice sheet. As a bonus, It'll likely protect the color of the plastic as well.

I don't want a glossy or body painted top.

I'm already planning to do something about the chrome BRONCO on the grille. Either PlastDip or something. I really hate chrome.
Plastidip roof might be worth exploring. In regard to the grill lettering, I never notice any chromes ones, I thought they were only black or white
 

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Plastidip roof might be worth exploring. In regard to the grill lettering, I never notice any chromes ones, I thought they were only black or white
Just talking about the BRONCO letters. They are chrome on, I think, every model but the base. I don't want my badlands to be fancy and sophisticated, I want it to mean... even with it's tiny little turbo 4-banger :p
 

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Plastidip roof might be worth exploring. In regard to the grill lettering, I never notice any chromes ones, I thought they were only black or white
You are correct.
 

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Call up dealer - “Can I get the sunbleached black fenders and door handles to match?!”
 

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Yeah I'm not sure the reason with the gray top. In my opinion it doesn't match any other plastic on the bronco. Then it looks like you got a sun bleached top from the factory. I will at a minimum getting the molded black top. It just looks better.
Maybe this is why it is gray...so it won't look like crap in 3-4 years being a surface that will get pounded by the sun. Chevy Avalanche truck with as molded panels comes to mind...they all look like sheet. Maybe painted and wrapped in clear to protect during removal and stowage?
 

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You are correct.
Interesting, I had assumed it was chrome, I guess I hadn't looked closely enough. Still not sure about white either though. Time to decide though.

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Could it be that Carbonized Gray, and Carbonized Gray Metallic, are clearly 2 different things? That’s what it appears to me and would make sense based on how the color reflects in light.
 

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Could it be that Carbonized Gray, and Carbonized Gray Metallic, are clearly 2 different things? That’s what it appears to me and would make sense based on how the color reflects in light.
Very different; The roof has pigment mixed into a textured plastic before the roof is formed and the resulting product looks more like it's coated with primer. The paint matched with metallic plus a clear coat sprayed on a smooth surface will look as though they are 2 different colors.
 

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Maybe we are in the minority here but I agree. I actually love the gray. I don’t mind the contrast to the black handles, trail sights, bumpers, etc. Would I prefer matte or satin black? Sure, but I still love the gray. I’d also love to see white tops rolling around town. Such a classic look. I’d also love to see soft top two doors running around as well, but such is life. I’m just so stoked to see this vehicle as a reality, I’m probably more forgiving of things not offered on the Bronco than I would be on an existing vehicle like the f150, or Wrangler/Gladiator.
The grey will fade.
 

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This is Carbonized Gray on the Mach E which is pretty close to the grille and hardtop. The MIC plastic will have a bit more of a flatter finish than the paint but the colors should be close.

Carbonized Grey Mach-E Mustang 2.jpg
The gray hardtop is plastic and will fade.

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