Powder Coat Match for 4XE Electric Blue

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I am ordering some items from American Adventure Labs and I want to have them custom powder coated to match the blue accents on my Jeep. Has anyone identified the closest Prismatic Powders color. Playboy Blue is too dark. I see several options that people have ordered similar to Chief Blue but they do not have Surf Blue in their color match system or Electric Blue.
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I am ordering some items from American Adventure Labs and I want to have them custom powder coated to match the blue accents on my Jeep. Has anyone identified the closest Prismatic Powders color. Playboy Blue is too dark. I see several options that people have ordered similar to Chief Blue but they do not have Surf Blue in their color match system or Electric Blue.
The tow hooks on pre-production 4xe rubi's were electric blue...

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but production 4xe rubi's are Wrangler's "Chief Blue".

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I'm not sure Chief Blue translates easy into general 'blue' colors.
 
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Yep. None of it matches in production.

The blue on the 4xe badge doesn’t match the blue used on the Rubicon tow hooks… neither of which which matches the blue used on the 4xe hood decals.
 

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Yep. None of it matches in production.

The blue on the 4xe badge doesn’t match the blue used on the Rubicon tow hooks… neither of which which matches the blue used on the 4xe hood decals.
Surf (Color Code PQD IIRC) is really close to the hood decals.

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Yep. None of it matches in production.

The blue on the 4xe badge doesn’t match the blue used on the Rubicon tow hooks… neither of which which matches the blue used on the 4xe hood decals.
Are you saying 'RUBICON' hood lettering is not Chief Blue? I know the hood top decal is electric blue, but i'm pretty sure lettering, badging and tow hooks are all Chief.

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Are you saying 'RUBICON' hood lettering is not Chief Blue? I know the hood top decal is electric blue, but i'm pretty sure lettering, badging and tow hooks are all Chief.

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The FCA site called the decals Surf Blue and the hooks Lagoon Blue.
 
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Surf (Color Code PQD IIRC) is really close to the hood decals.

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That sample does look really close on the Surf Blue. How did those turn out?
 
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The tow hooks on pre-production 4xe rubi's were electric blue...

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but production 4xe rubi's are Wrangler's "Chief Blue".

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I'm not sure Chief Blue translates easy into general 'blue' colors.
Chief Blue and Powder Blue seem to translate to Grumpy Blue on the Prismatic Powders website. I'm having more difficulty finding a "surf blue" that translates.
 

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Electric blue looks very close to Mopar B-5 blue look at that i painted the accents on my Rebel in Mopar B-5

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That sample does look really close on the Surf Blue. How did those turn out?
Great, with a little separation you can’t tell any difference at all.

I did 1-2 coats of primer, 2-3 coats color, and 2 coats of gloss clear.
 
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Electric blue looks very close to Mopar B-5 blue look at that i painted the accents on my Rebel in Mopar B-5

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You seem to be correct. The B5 Blue is the same paint code.
 
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This was very helpful. I called Prismatic Powders and they told me there are two options which should be very close to the surf blue (PQD). Option 1: Bad Blue with a silver mettalic base coat. Option 2: Tropical Blue step 2 over Tropical Blue step 1.

Now to see how much that will cost!

Edit: After talking with American Adventure Labs, they have been using Prismatic Illusion Lite Blue to match PQD.
 
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I received the parts and compared the color to the hood decal. The prismatic illusion lite blue is a bit darker. This is not an exact match. As the three parts I ordered are going on the back of the vehicle, they are plenty close enough.
 

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I received the parts and compared the color to the hood decal. The prismatic illusion lite blue is a bit darker. This is not an exact match. As the three parts I ordered are going on the back of the vehicle, they are plenty close enough.
Uh... no pics?! We need to see how it turned out!
 
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