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What's the deal? I just talked to a Honda dealer and he said that Ocean Mist Metallic change between 2007 and 2008, from the bluer to a less blue color. Now I am wondering if I can tell between slate green and ocean mist, has anyone heard about this?
 

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As far as I know, if they change the tint, they need to change the name because the color names are a point of reference of a lot of things. Ocean Mist Metallic and Slate Green Metallic are the only colors to survive all 5 years on the 3rd generation Ody. When you go to Pep boys to get factory paint, all they ask you is for the formal color name. Why Honda felt it was necessary to rename/color the silver, black, and white colors I don't know since they all look the same as their predecessors.
 

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Cntrtwnltd said:
As far as I know, if they change the tint, they need to change the name because the color names are a point of reference of a lot of things. Ocean Mist Metallic and Slate Green Metallic are the only colors to survive all 5 years on the 3rd generation Ody. When you go to Pep boys to get factory paint, all they ask you is for the formal color name. Why Honda felt it was necessary to rename/color the silver, black, and white colors I don't know since they all look the same as their predecessors.
This is my understanding also. On the dark blue, Honda changed the color slightly from 07 to 08, although they look nearly identical. They changed the name from Baltic Blue to Bali Blue. When you go to order touch up paint, they ask you the paint name (or the paint code from inside your drivers door). They didn't ask what year.
 

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speaking of ocean mist metallic -

my front bumper is noticably lighter than my body color.

when i took the car in for its first service at a honda dealer (different from where i purchased), they asked me why my bumper was a different color.

i asked a couple other people about it (including a body shop), and they said that since the bumper was plastic, it could end up a different hue from the metal car panels.

i may return the van at the end of the lease in nov - does anyone think i'll have an issue?

and no - i never got the bumper replaced.
 

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Just a thought, is the car clean when you are seeing this change in color. Sometimes the different surfaces attract dirt and grime differently which makes them "look dirty" at different times. I have noticed the shine on the plastic surfaces seem to fade faster than the metal ones. I don't think you should have a problem. Midnight blue might be another story....
 

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plim said:
speaking of ocean mist metallic -

my front bumper is noticably lighter than my body color.

when i took the car in for its first service at a honda dealer (different from where i purchased), they asked me why my bumper was a different color.

i asked a couple other people about it (including a body shop), and they said that since the bumper was plastic, it could end up a different hue from the metal car panels.

i may return the van at the end of the lease in nov - does anyone think i'll have an issue?

and no - i never got the bumper replaced.
That is a normal occurance in alot of current vehicles. My Nighthawk Black Pearl '07 has had a slightly lighter bumper since day one. Only noticeable in certain lights and angles.
FWIW my '93 and '97 Civics (which are also black) the bumpers match perfectly.
 

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Plastic body parts will always have a slight different tone compare to the metal body parts. Its normally noted mostly on the light color cars such as white, silver, light blues. Its due to chemical reactions on how paint affix to the body parts.
 
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