Rick Astley

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Rick
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
518
Reaction score
1,454
Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle(s)
'51 Chevy Fleetline, '61 Ford Thunderbird
I’ve heard it called shiney primer before. Which still has me up in the air I may just go oxford and call it a day!! Honestly I have no idea it’s a hard call!
If by chance it's a pigmented or pearl additive in the clear, then this will be the final nail in the coffin for Cactus Gray as something i'd want on my car. Pearl's are a huge PITA with any re-spray, or having anything color matched at a later date.

If it's in the paint layer then it will be drastically easier to work with.





Advertisement

 

BroncoKong Jr.

First Edition
Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
1,135
Reaction score
1,736
Location
North Carolina
Vehicle(s)
Not a Bronco ... yet
Clubs
 
If by chance it's a pigmented or pearl additive in the clear, then this will be the final nail in the coffin for Cactus Gray as something i'd want on my car. Pearl's are a huge PITA with any re-spray, or having anything color matched at a later date.

If it's in the paint layer then it will be drastically easier to work with.
I was wondering about that. But if it was a pearl it would get an up-charge like the metallics, right?
 

618TRVLWILD

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ashley
Joined
Jul 12, 2020
Messages
249
Reaction score
583
Location
Southern Illinois
Vehicle(s)
Future 2021 Bronco Owner
If by chance it's a pigmented or pearl additive in the clear, then this will be the final nail in the coffin for Cactus Gray as something i'd want on my car. Pearl's are a huge PITA with any re-spray, or having anything color matched at a later date.

If it's in the paint layer then it will be drastically easier to work with.
I kinda wondered that too, bc I wonder if at the factory it be one of those colors that mixed it always be a different hue never exact. Plus when I think cactus gray I picture an Arizona cacti with a lilac hue to it!
 

Rick Astley

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Rick
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
518
Reaction score
1,454
Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle(s)
'51 Chevy Fleetline, '61 Ford Thunderbird
I was wondering about that. But if it was a pearl it would get an up-charge like the metallics, right?
That would be consistent with other paints offered across the Ford lineup to have an up-charge if it's an additional "coat" of pigmented material or a "tri-coat". Metallics by themselves are not an up-charge, it's the tinted clear or more costly paints to buy/apply that get the $$$. Otherwise Iconic Silver and CG (Carbonized pencil lead Graphite) would also have additional charges.

I kinda wondered that too, bc I wonder if at the factory it be one of those colors that mixed it always be a different hue never exact. Plus when I think cactus gray I picture an Arizona cacti with a lilac hue to it!
Unfortunately i've not found a dealership locally with Cactus Gray in stock. I've got paint thickness sensors and also natural-sun LED spot lamps for paint inspection and detailing in my daily driver right now just in case I can get over to see Cactus Gray in person. I'll be taking video of how the paint reacts between shade and "natural sunlight" (via LED) spectrum.

Also, out of 4 dealerships, not a single one close by orders the "2021 Color & Trim" book from Ford, so I can't even hedge bets with the low-quality paint sheets that Ford produces (painting on paper will never give 100% accurate results to spraying on plastic or metal. "Triple Yellow" on the '15 Mustang is a prime example of how paints show differently on different materials)
 

618TRVLWILD

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ashley
Joined
Jul 12, 2020
Messages
249
Reaction score
583
Location
Southern Illinois
Vehicle(s)
Future 2021 Bronco Owner
That would be consistent with other paints offered across the Ford lineup to have an up-charge if it's an additional "coat" of pigmented material or a "tri-coat". Metallics by themselves are not an up-charge, it's the tinted clear or more costly paints to buy/apply that get the $$$. Otherwise Iconic Silver and CG (Carbonized pencil lead Graphite) would also have additional charges.



Unfortunately i've not found a dealership locally with Cactus Gray in stock. I've got paint thickness sensors and also natural-sun LED spot lamps for paint inspection and detailing in my daily driver right now just in case I can get over to see Cactus Gray in person. I'll be taking video of how the paint reacts between shade and "natural sunlight" (via LED) spectrum.

Also, out of 4 dealerships, not a single one close by orders the "2021 Color & Trim" book from Ford, so I can't even hedge bets with the low-quality paint sheets that Ford produces (painting on paper will never give 100% accurate results to spraying on plastic or metal. "Triple Yellow" on the '15 Mustang is a prime example of how paints show differently on different materials)
I’m hoping they bring it to Chicago Auto Show in January as long as Covid doesn’t screw it up! I figured that’s my best bet. Unless my dealership ordered on of their sports in Cactus then I may be lucky in November.
 

jsharpe

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Jim
Joined
Aug 23, 2020
Messages
79
Reaction score
102
Location
Colorado
Website
www.sharpe.com
Vehicle(s)
Prius
...
Unfortunately i've not found a dealership locally with Cactus Gray in stock. ...
You might also ask about Jet Fighter Gray since we now have seen that they are the same paint code and that color name seems to be showing up on more vehicles.
 

Rick Astley

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Rick
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
518
Reaction score
1,454
Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle(s)
'51 Chevy Fleetline, '61 Ford Thunderbird
You might also ask about Jet Fighter Gray since we now have seen that they are the same paint code and that color name seems to be showing up on more vehicles.
Its a brand-new-for-2021 color and it's only on Bronco, Bronco Sport, Ranger and Mustang. So the only car that will potentially be on a showroom floor before our ordering takes place is the Bronco Sport.

2021 Rangers won't start production until late December (assuming they aren't also a month behind). Not sure when Mustang start.

indoor-cactus-gray-paint-sample-swatch-2021-ford-bronco.jpg
 

Peter Gosenya

Badlands
Active Member
First Name
Gabe
Joined
Jul 25, 2020
Messages
30
Reaction score
42
Location
Atlanta
Vehicle(s)
F150
Clubs
 
The more that Ford shows off those two vehicles, the more I think they are going to offer the white and brown interior and the white top.

I mean, I find it hard to believe that they would still be showing off these two vehicles, at this late of a date before Build and Price, and NOT offer these options.

We know the Bronco Sport has a flashy brown/black leather option, why wouldn't the Bronco?

The only thing on these two Broncos that isnt "Ford" are the wheels.
I really hope they offer a method clone as an option
 

ehssey

Wildtrak
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Messages
55
Reaction score
104
Location
SoPas,CA
Vehicle(s)
AMG GLC 63, Harley-Davidson Street Glide
That's the same colour in different lighting with different cameras.
Not even close. The pre-prods have more green. Ford has made changes to it. It’s totally obvious that those are not the same color.
 

Advertisement




 



Advertisement
Top