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Engine block paint for a 1969 428CJ - Which blue?

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Hi Folks,

 

I need to choose an engine paint that best resembles the original engine paint used on the 69 428CJ engine block and heads. I am not doing a concours restore but I would like to be in the ballpark on color/hue/tone.

 

I'm a VHT fan but I'm open to other options. Which should I use to match the original color?

 

 

VHT

https://www.vhtpaint.com/products/engineenamel/

SP125 Ford Dark Blue

SP134 Ford Light Blue

SP138 New Ford Blue

SP755 Competition Ford Blue

 

Dupli-color

http://duplicolor.com/product/engine-enamel-with-ceramic

Ford Blue Engine Enamel with Ceramic

Ford Dark Blue Engine Enamel with Ceramic

Old Ford Blue Engine Enamel with Ceramic

 

PlastiKote

http://www.plastikote.com/products/Specialty/Engine-Enamel.html

224 Ford Blue

205 Old Ford Blue

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copy of a previous post I had made.

 

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for reference.

 

the following picture compares Plasti-Kote 224 engine enamel to "Ford Blue" 13358 with about 12% flatting added.

 

Of course each batch will probably be different.

 

The plasti-kote is on the left side. You may not be able to tell, but the plasti-kote is slightly darker blue or maybe a little more purple.

 

 

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I use Ford Dark blue.  Pretty sure I got this at NAPA.  Works out pretty nice for me as touch up is easy and the color always match's up.  I spray a small amount into the cap and use a very small paint brush for the touch up.  Brian

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I don't know what year in the mid-late 1960's Ford changed from the light blue to the dark blue.  But I am fairly certain in 1969 dark Ford blue was the correct color.  The shade of it does vary between paint brands.  I like Dupli-Color paints for aerosol cans.  They have the best spray pattern of aerosol canned paints I have used. 

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Messing with this same question and thought I would add a comparrison. The paint cans are all duplicolor. I have been using the center one called "old ford blue". The trans tube and smog tubes came with the car and are much darker; like the left can.

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