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I posted this on the old Forum today, just when they were opening this new one, so I'll try again here for more responses:

What is the absolute spot-on concourse correct 260 blue for the valve covers and air cleaner? It's been a long off-season, and I think I'll be getting a correct 17" V8 air cleaner to replace the Fairlane-style one I have now. I like the fact that mine looks more "260-ish", but I know it's not correct.

I remember the old response said Grabber Blue, but I want to be sure. I also remember hearing that Plasti-Kote's Ford Blue (not Corporate Blue) is close. That's what I have now, but it looks too dark to me.....



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I use (and sell) Ford Light Blue by Seymour. I have found it a good match to an original 64 1/2 valve cover that I had.

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I guess you probably went back and read a reply that I made because I recommend the plasti-kote Ford Blue.

Here is a picture of a 64.5 260 that I did most of the engine compartment restoration:
http://www.bluefinger.net/users/mustang/photos/65/images/IMAGE062.JPG

On that car, I used the Ford Blue. Got a nice flow coat with it and it looks real sharp. This is an MCA concours trailered car that has gotten a perfect score in judging 2 times. Never lost more than 4 points at any national show. If you want a good one to 'compare' to, this is the one.

Charles Turner
MCA Gold Card Judge(64.5-65, 66)
'65 Fastback
'00 GT Conv, triple black
 

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Hmmmm, I thought I had Plasti-Kote, maybe it's a different brand, but the Ford Blue I have definitely looks a shade or two darker than this car.... The one in your picture has the right color I'm looking for, so Plasti-Kote it is........

Does it stand up to engine compartment demands? You said it was a trailered car, and mine WILL NOT be trailered (I say that now, but you never know.......).

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yes, it is an engine enamel and will do well. just make sure you give it 24 hours to dry before handling.

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'00 GT Conv, triple black
 
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