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Lexus Structural Blue

Posted by aaronth777, Oct 20, 2020

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  1. aaronth777

    aaronth777 Proven Member

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    I've liked the Lexus LS500 ever since it came out but just recently learned of an exclusive color called Structural Blue. Good grief this paint is gorgeous. Lexus spent 15 years perfecting this paint apparently and now all I can think of is how I can get my hands on it to paint my 2G. I painted my 2G with Honda Blue Sensation Pearl a few years ago but it has some chips and imperfections now so I've been considering repainting it soon. Anyone know anything about this Structural Blue paint and how I could go about getting my hands on it? I'm fully aware this will be some expensive paint
     

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  2. Bock

    Bock Proven Member

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    It's a classic basecoat/clearcoat, so it should not cost more than other BC/CC paint.

    Look with you local paint store with the color code ( Lexus 8Y0 ).

     

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  3. Craig1970

    Craig1970 Probationary Member

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    landrover also has a very nice blue
     

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  4. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Donut Media actually mentions it in the video they just released today. Pretty crazy how they go about getting that color. It is a gorgeous blue.

     

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    AndrewD5418 Proven Member

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    They crush up thousands of butterflies......
     
  6. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    It might have or require an undercoat of silver or gold or something also.
     

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  7. jed344

    jed344 Supporting VIP

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    I could loop up what it costs a ounce for me to mix in waterborne. I am a ppg certified full time painter at a body shop. Some paints costs a metric ton. I have seen some whites that have essentially a crushed glass flake in it. I think most expensive paint i have seen was a Nissan color from the late 90s early 2000's they used and it was $22 a ounce to mix LOL.
     

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  8. 95REGF150

    95REGF150 Proven Member

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    Ya I was just gonna say I bet its crazy expensive if you can even mix it on the station from the standard pigments. Some of these more exotic colors are requiring crazy pigments so you have to special order them.

    At least its better than McLaren you can't even mix there paint colors you can only buy it from them shipped from the UK
     

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