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Old 11-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

I ordered a custom V6 premium with all exterior accessories I couldn't decide between black with red interior or kinoa blue with saddle interior I decided on the blue but after seeing another it appeared purple anyone notice this with theirs? Also are the racing strips painted or decals?
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Congrats I have a v6 2011 white with black interior Im not sure about the blue looking purple right away but my friend had a blue 2001 stang and it looked purple after years and he didnt take care of the paint either so thats why, I would say go for a decal cause it's cheaper and you can always switch it up in the future if you like
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

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I ordered a custom V6 premium with all exterior accessories I couldn't decide between black with red interior or kinoa blue with saddle interior I decided on the blue but after seeing another it appeared purple anyone notice this with theirs? Also are the racing strips painted or decals?
I don't have Kona Blue but it was my second choice before I ordered my 2011 GT in Race Red. Your concerns were the reason why I choose Race Red over it. From my experience with seeing other Mustangs in Kona Blue, it can appear to have a purple look in certain lightings (especially in more cloudy days). If you give your car a good detail (clay bar, cleaner wax, etc.) and use a good finishing polish, your car will have a much more deeper, sharper looking blue and will reduce that purple look. I did it with my car and it made the red pop out even more. You'll just have to be more on top of keeping it clean and waxed if you want to maintain that look.

If you got the racing strips as an option through Ford, it's a decal not painted. There are also many racing strip decals available aftermarket if you don't like the one through Ford. Graphic Express Just like Miami said they're cheaper and you can remove them in the future if you get sick of them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the racing strips are a dealer installed option and not done at the factory.
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With the exception of the California special and the 302 boss your correct and a lot of them come from the factory with the small one on the bottom of the door that says mustang, mine had those but I thought they were a bit too plain so I put the hockey stick style ones and the hood decal brings out the nice hood lines
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I don't have Kona Blue but it was my second choice before I ordered my 2011 GT in Race Red. Your concerns were the reason why I choose Race Red over it. From my experience with seeing other Mustangs in Kona Blue, it can appear to have a purple look in certain lightings (especially in more cloudy days). If you give your car a good detail (clay bar, cleaner wax, etc.) and use a good finishing polish, your car will have a much more deeper, sharper looking blue and will reduce that purple look. I did it with my car and it made the red pop out even more. You'll just have to be more on top of keeping it clean and waxed if you want to maintain that look.

If you got the racing strips as an option through Ford, it's a decal not painted. There are also many racing strip decals available aftermarket if you don't like the one through Ford. Graphic Express Just like Miami said they're cheaper and you can remove them in the future if you get sick of them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the racing strips are a dealer installed option and not done at the factory.
Thanks hopefully I can keep it looking blue the other exterior options are at the dealer but I'm not sure about the strips may go with something aftermarket for the doors.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

I had a v6 a couple years ago that was blue and the only time it had that purple hue was on a really sunny day looked awesome at night though.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

i was really tossed up between the kona and the grabber but i finally decided on the grabber blue. the kona though in person, has a nice blue sparkle...reminds me of true blue from 2000
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

na its not purple, its a dark blue and a very nice color.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

I believe you will be happy with your interior/exterior color combination. Don't fret. Why have remorse , when the car hasn't arrived? (Kick the self-doubts to the curb and have a sense of gratitude, and stop polevaulting over mouseturds-how many people have "ordered a car"/had the luxury to do so-in the first place? ) Kona is a deep, rich, dark blue metallic. It's also a different shade of blue, than True Blue-which was a 'true', Navy metallic. How did the color engineers achieve the difference? They tossed in 'one more drop of red'-and it looks stunning. Every super dark-blue will "kind of, sort of", look somewhat "purplish"-depending on light and angle...
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

The Kona blue was my first choice but the one on the lot didnt have the options I wanted so I went with black.Once you get the car you will forget all about it.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

be happy you didnt buy black, Kona blue will be dark enough... the darker the car the harder it is to keep clean... and black is just about impossible as in the hour after its clean its back dirty again
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

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The Kona blue was my first choice but the one on the lot didnt have the options I wanted so I went with black.Once you get the car you will forget all about it.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

Nice color choice but then i am bias to blue
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Build date is Dec:14 hope I get it before Christmas.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

did you see you window sticker on line using your vin number ?
http://services.forddirect.fordvehic...BP8CF2B5160242
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did you see you window sticker on line using your vin number ?
http://services.forddirect.fordvehic...BP8CF2B5160242
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No not yet thanks for the link!
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

ok all you need to do is remove my vin from the link and paste yours in after the = sign in the linky this kept me sain till they shipped the can then i was lucky enough to be able to track it via the rail car number but only on the canadian national system anything else and i would have been hosed but there are other ways to fine stuff out too
do you have a Vin yet ?
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ok all you need to do is remove my vin from the link and paste yours in after the = sign in the linky this kept me sain till they shipped the can then i was lucky enough to be able to track it via the rail car number but only on the canadian national system anything else and i would have been hosed but there are other ways to fine stuff out too
do you have a Vin yet ?
Yeah I have the vin only a 3 1/2 hour drive to the plant for me so shipping shouldn't tAke long.
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I bought a Kona off the lot. It looks awesome in all kinds of light. I will admit it can look a little purple given the right light. I also owned a purple vette, but don't hold that against me. Overall I am very happy with the blue. I attached a pic below.
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Bad news I was contacted by my dealership they said they are done building the 2011's and because of snow etc they didn't build mine however when they start making 2012's in January they will give me an equivalent at the discounted price. Its kind of a good thing I shouldn't be driving it in the snow anyway.
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Re: Ordered a 2011 V6 does the blue look purple?

^^ true, it generally takes 6 weeks from the date of your order till you get the car~ my 01 was exactly on that schedule~ some are longer etc etc
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Also gives me a chance to look a different colors can't wait to see what lava red looks like.
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kona blue mustang with white stripes!
Stripes down the sides or up the middle!! that's what I'm thinking of doing!
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Starting to consider lava red or red metallic the waiting is driving me crazy at least the let me order 3 to see what one I like best.
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I have a kona blue and mine looks like a dark blue not purple I have black stripes on mine and it looks great
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