Interior paint color - blue.

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Interior paint color - blue.

Gsmblue
Posting in the correct section now :)

I bought the blue colorbond paint from LMC. It is a couple of shades darker than the original blue in my Bronco and my F150. Are there any other options that may be closer to the original blue?

Thanks!
1985 F150 XL Explorer 5.0 EFI 4AOD 4x4 standard cab.
Daily Driver. I call her Eunice.
To do:  Rear fuel tank pump, replace door hinges, Front and rear windows need replacing, blue top steering box, front dampers, Interior panels to be painted, new carpet, seats to be recovered, some exterior paint work

1982 Bronco XLT Lariat 351 C6 4x4
Code name Esperanza, or Espy to her friends. Please see my Project page for details.
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Gary Lewis
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There's only one blue shown for '82 and another one for '85.  So, you can find the SEM paint in Specifications/Body Codes/Interior Paint.  But, as it says there, those colors have to be mixed at a store selling SEM, or by SEM itself and shipped to you.

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gsmblue
Once again to the rescue!!  Thank you! Now to find a SEM shop!!!
1985 F150 XL Explorer 5.0 EFI 4AOD 4x4 standard cab.
Daily Driver. I call her Eunice.
To do:  Rear fuel tank pump, replace door hinges, Front and rear windows need replacing, blue top steering box, front dampers, Interior panels to be painted, new carpet, seats to be recovered, some exterior paint work

1982 Bronco XLT Lariat 351 C6 4x4
Code name Esperanza, or Espy to her friends. Please see my Project page for details.
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Gary Lewis
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To me, while this forum is small and you don't get a lot of different people helping - unlike some other forums, having it coupled with a resource like the website more than makes up for the size.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Pebcak
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I don't know about Blue BUT National Parts Depot had the Canyon Red that was the closest I could find.  Look and see.
"Daily Driver" 1986 F150 XLT Lariat, 4X2, 351W, Edelbrock Carb swapped from the Holley
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Gsmblue
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The top piece is the new paint, just for reference..
1985 F150 XL Explorer 5.0 EFI 4AOD 4x4 standard cab.
Daily Driver. I call her Eunice.
To do:  Rear fuel tank pump, replace door hinges, Front and rear windows need replacing, blue top steering box, front dampers, Interior panels to be painted, new carpet, seats to be recovered, some exterior paint work

1982 Bronco XLT Lariat 351 C6 4x4
Code name Esperanza, or Espy to her friends. Please see my Project page for details.
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Gsmblue
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I am hoping one day I can contribute to answers. I just don't have the experience yet!

Again, thanks to you all for the help!
1985 F150 XL Explorer 5.0 EFI 4AOD 4x4 standard cab.
Daily Driver. I call her Eunice.
To do:  Rear fuel tank pump, replace door hinges, Front and rear windows need replacing, blue top steering box, front dampers, Interior panels to be painted, new carpet, seats to be recovered, some exterior paint work

1982 Bronco XLT Lariat 351 C6 4x4
Code name Esperanza, or Espy to her friends. Please see my Project page for details.
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Gary Lewis
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Just a few years ago I was asking all the questions and getting help from many of these folks.  You'll be surprised how quickly you are a guru.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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PetesPonies
Understand, paint vades. That blue might be closer to original than you think. I am sold on Colorbond. I have been using it for many years now. Nothing adheres better, hands down.
Pete's Ponies
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1982 F100 Flareside
1983 Bronco

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FuzzFace2
I like SEM myself.
You can find it at auto body supply stores some times in a spray can on the shelf or they can mix it.
Some can put it in a spray can or pt/qt cans and you use a spray gun to apply it.

With anything prep is the BIG THING!
With inside parts I hit with a degreaser then I wash them with soap & hot water 2 to 3 times and degreaser again.
SEM also uses a bonding agent you put on first before painting.

As for colors not matching remember the old parts have been in the truck how long?
The sun / UV can change the color.
I have also seen some colors can be 2 or 3 different shades in the same car/truck depending on who makes the parts that are supplied.

If you want 1 color re-paint everything ;)
That is what I am doing but all the panels needed to be painted anyway.
Dave ----
81 F100 flare side 300 six/T18 project
http://cars.grantskingdom.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck
http://cars.grantskingdom.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100
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Ford F834
+1 for what Dave is saying about color variation and painting everything. You have molded soft plastic, molded hard plastic, painted hard plastic, and painted metal. They all fade and age differently and may not have been perfectly matched to begin with. If you don’t particularly care for the color you got, then try an offering from NPD, or LMR (Late model restorations) since the mustangs used the same interior colors.
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + DNE2 overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
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Gsmblue
Thank you for the advice. I am sticking with the colorbond blue. I order a second can.

I have been pretty vigilant about the prep of the pieces I have done so far and they all look good.

I will do all the panels apart from the door panels. I like the faded look on the doors. The rest can be spiffed up.

I may need a couple more cans though...
1985 F150 XL Explorer 5.0 EFI 4AOD 4x4 standard cab.
Daily Driver. I call her Eunice.
To do:  Rear fuel tank pump, replace door hinges, Front and rear windows need replacing, blue top steering box, front dampers, Interior panels to be painted, new carpet, seats to be recovered, some exterior paint work

1982 Bronco XLT Lariat 351 C6 4x4
Code name Esperanza, or Espy to her friends. Please see my Project page for details.
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Gary Lewis
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Pics or it didn't happen.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI