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  1. spec458

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  2. 458SpiderTDF

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  4. FerrariFL

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    Do we think that TDF has a bit of purple in it or not really?
     
  5. ttforcefed

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    Nope not in real life
     
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    I had a TDF 360 for a lot of years. In the sunlight at the right angles purple could be seen. I believe it is in the metallic flake that is in the mix and not the color. I really enjoyed the color.
     
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    You have to see TDF in real life, in the sunshine. ttforcefed are the only pictures I've seen so far in this thread that even begin to convey how spectacular this color is. The day I win the lottery is the day I purchase a TDF Speciale (not a red one).
     
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  8. Llenroc

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    correct on the purple tint to TDF in the sunlight but I think it is a pearl in the paint that gives the purple tint.
     
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  11. Need4Spd

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    It depends on the lighting and everyone perceives colors a bit differently. It doesn’t look purple to me.
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  12. SoCal to az

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    If there is one color my wife hates on a car it’s purple. She gets a visceral reaction to it. Considering that she was the one that chose to have our car TDF blue, I can promise you there is no purple in TDF.
     
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  13. Randyslovis

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    I am not a photographer. I do remember reading however, that AM sunlight has different wavelengths from PM sunlight. Not to mention further changes if in shade or if using incandescent vs fluorescent vs LED lighting . So, when you "add" a color (via lighting source) to what you are taking a picture of or using your natural eye to perceive it, the color "changes". TDF is a true blue to me. Whether it has an indigo like appearance is likely a lighting issue.
    BUT, if you really want to know if it has the propensity to have a purple undertone, go to any body shop or mobile touch up guy and ask for the formula that they use to mix the paint. You will know in a heartbeat if it is the ambient lighting or the formula.
    Case in point: there are 2 Rosso Corsa formulas. The newest one has a drop of yellow in it. This makes it slightly less blue and slightly brighter than the earlier one in bright sunlight. In the right sunlight, that drop of yellow can actually impart the tiniest hint of orange in the red. Red + yellow = orange. My buddy has a Scud red Speciale. We parked our cars next to each other. You see no orange in my paint compared to his when seen simultaneously. BUT, next to the older rc ( Ferrari club gathering) or without his in the same view you see it more easily.
    Regardless, that color is spectacularly nice/elegant.
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    I think Randall hit the nail on the head. The formulas have a lot to do with it along with the lighting. We also perceive color differently as people.

    Attached is the formula for TDF and the color chart as a mixing guide. I used the 55 line (solvent borne) not the 90 line (water borne).

    I believe A423 is what we are having a gentleman’s conversation over.

    I feel the colors in the mix can show purple but YMMV.
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  15. SoCal to az

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    Every color is a combination or Red Green Blue. Purple is just red and blue combo.

    So technically yes TDF has purple in it but when you look at the car in any light- there is no purple visible.
     
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  16. gmo28

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    My 2019 488 GTB in TDF Blue.
    Never saw the point in buying and driving a Ferrari that looked almost the same color wise as every other Ferrari on the road.
    I understand the sentiment of so called resale red but I bought the car to drive and enjoy, not to flip.
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  17. Randyslovis

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    I thought the primary colors were yellow, red and blue. Or, like the new math my daughter learned have they changed the primary colors too? LOL
    Green = yellow + blue.
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  18. SoCal to az

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    RGB. Yellow is blue and green.
     
  19. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    You guys are both right.

    Red, yellow, and blue are primary for ink/paint.

    Red, green, and blue are primary for light.
     
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    Cyan, magenta and yellow to be exact.
     
  21. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Yes, CMY(K) is the primary wheel for inks/dyes today. I believe RYB, though, is still considered better for paints whereas CMY(K) is for dyes/ink. CMY(K) is not the best with blues, which would include TDF like OP's color choice.
     

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