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Slop Gray question.
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Trying to find a gray that looks decent.  I found a ford gray that don’t look too bad but it may be a little light.  What do you guys think??

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(02-12-2019, 07:08 PM)turtle5353 Wrote: Trying to find a gray that looks decent.  I found a ford gray that don’t look too bad but it may be a little light.  What do you guys think??  

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Yeah, sorry way too light imo. The NPD slop grey is not too far off black. Let me dig through my pics for that.

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Ok these are what NPD Slop Grey looks like.


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Flash makes this one look a bit lighter. The hood latch, below, is about right though


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NPD used to sell a slop gray that was dark greenish gray which matched my sept built Dearborn 73 vert (first pic below). Last I looked NPD still lists it as Dark Slop Gray Part Number AP-SLPD, but they have not had it stock in years. The second pic is of an unrestored June built 73 vert. Notice the gray is grayer like Stanglover's gray. NPD calls this Medium Slop Gray AP-SLP.

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#5
Yes the Ford Corporate Gray (of the mid 80"s) is too light IMO.

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#6
The slop gray was a continuously changing color. If you were to take 50 different colors and put all together they would come out gray. That is the neutral color. That is why Ford went from red oxide to gray for primer.
I have compared the NPD Slop Gray to my original Mach 1 and it is close. That is just one moment in time, lol.
If you were ever into black and white photography in the day like I was there was a gray card. It was the balance between white and black that you took light meter readings from. It is pretty close to Slop Gray.
There is not a perfect one but the NPD is very close to my original.


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Rackerm, I have a 2017 NPD catalog that has "new" beside AP-SLPD Dark Slop Gray. Maybe they bought it back now.
They say "we made this version towards the dark side based on some parts that showed a different gray on the same car"
Maybe worth a phone call if a person wanted that darker color.
My paint is the AP-SLP. I like it.
Geoff.

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I also used the AP-SLP from NPD. They call it Panel Grey and I think it looks really good too.
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Agreed with what has been shared thus far.

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(02-13-2019, 09:14 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Rackerm, I have a 2017 NPD catalog that has "new" beside AP-SLPD Dark Slop Gray. Maybe they bought it back now.
They say "we made this version towards the dark side based on some parts that showed a different gray on the same car"
Maybe worth a phone call if a person wanted that darker color.
My paint is the AP-SLP. I like it.
Geoff.

Geoff, I checked NPD online and it says Out Of Stock. 

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