Any metallics are very hard to match up when sprayed. It depends how the paint is mixed and how the metallic particles fall on the panel.
When I needed paint matched for my XD project we went to a place called EVIC paints, with a small piece of panel that hadn't been exposed to sunlight, and they matched it for us.
I then decided to change the colour, and we no longer needed the paint, so it was used on my father's old ford courier ute, with was a similar colour, and the finished paint is a perfect match.
I have heard blueprint is very difficult to match and this is why it was discontinued.
I think it was discontinued more due to the fact it was very popular, and they decided it had come to the end of it's run.
It did first come out on the T3 T series cars I think.
When I bought my car, it said there had been a small hit to the back quarter, but I can't see where, except for under the edge of the spoiler, I can see where it was rubbed back when being repaired as there looks to be a "grain" in the paint, and it reflects the light differently to the rest of the panel, but thats hidden by the spoiler, so I'm not too worried by it, as only I know it's there.
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