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Ausfree
16th May 2016, 12:34 PM
Hello all, I am a volunteer at the Fort Scratchley site in Newcastle and we have a project going at the moment to repaint a recently obtained Bristol Bofor L60 Anti Aircraft gun and also at a later date to repaint a ex military Series 3 LandRover and a ex military International Harvester Mark 3.

Does anybody here know the correct colour code for the olive drab this equipment was painted in when originally used by the military in the 1960's and 70's.

Plan B is to take a sample of paint to a paint shop for matching, but as you can imagine the paint has faded somewhat.:D

I hope the brainstrust here can help.:D:D

67hardtop
16th May 2016, 12:44 PM
This is what ive used for my vehicle. Its the right colour and will fade off outdoors after a year or so as normal.
Hope this helps you.

Cheers Rod
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67hardtop
16th May 2016, 12:47 PM
Better pic below⬇

Cant add pics in edit mode.

Cheers Rod

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p38arover
16th May 2016, 01:24 PM
Cant add pics in edit mode.

Yes, you can.

Edit->Go Advanced->Manage Attachments

Mick_Marsh
16th May 2016, 01:28 PM
I recommend the camouflage green from Protec Paints.
It's very close to the unfaded bits on my stuff.

87County
16th May 2016, 02:04 PM
Protech spray cans are larger than average and if you buy a few you will get them under $20.

Explain what it is for, and tell them that you are a volunteer and they may be prepared to part sponsor.

digger
16th May 2016, 02:16 PM
Not only that but Protec still supply the military in olive drab, tan and black so they will have consistancy across the colours.

I suggest you pop onto REMLR (register of ex military land rovers) which is an Aussie site. They have lots of info and details.

Using the vin numbers you can also locate the original ARN (army rego number) of the vehicles and any known history. Lots of info and photos of how they looked etc in service. Lots of people there with huge amounts of knowledge from experience more than happy to share.

Good luck!

67hardtop
16th May 2016, 02:20 PM
Protec is where i bought this paint. They even had the black and the brown colours there as well when i was there.

Cheers Rod

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Ausfree
16th May 2016, 04:49 PM
This is what ive used for my vehicle. Its the right colour and will fade off outdoors after a year or so as normal.
Hope this helps you.

Cheers Rod
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G'day Rod, what brand of paint is that, I can't make it out on the photo.:) Protec appear to have no dealers in Newcastle according to their site (I find that hard to believe). Also as far as the Bofor is concerned, we will brush paint it as that is all we did when I served on them in the 60's. We also have a 25 pounder field gun at the Fort and it could do with some TLC. Somebody else is in charge of that gun though.

67hardtop
16th May 2016, 06:58 PM
Ok name on the tin is Barrier but the reverse of the label says manufactured by Protec here in SA.
They have a ph no. 1800033111 24 hrs. Or a local no. 0884476311. Suggest u give em a call they could prob freight to you. Its possible they have larger tins available. Mine is 4 litres. Hope this helps.

I am in no way connected to this company. I just buy they're product.

Cheers Rod

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Ausfree
16th May 2016, 07:06 PM
Digger, would be an interesting exercise to check out the history of the S3 LandRover and the MK3 International. I will locate their vin numbers and do as you suggested.:)

Ausfree
3rd June 2016, 01:14 PM
Well, I have purchased a 4 litre can of Protec from a local Newcastle agent that I have tracked down. We can start repainting the Bofor after the Queens birthday weekend, for those interested here is a photo of it. It is very good condition considering its age but we plan to do a lot of refurbishing to it.:)

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2016/06/877.jpg (http://s756.photobucket.com/user/Ausfree/media/SL370075_zpspjpc5nul.jpg.html)

Immeadiately behind it (you can just see the barrel) is a WW2 Bofor with the British Stiffkey sight. In the foreground you can just see parts of a 25 pounder field gun and in the background is a Studebaker 6x6 truck. The volunteers at the Fort a very keen and anybody wishing to assist would be very welcome. I would like to thank people on this Thread who pointed me in the right direction regarding the correct paint.

p38arover
3rd June 2016, 01:55 PM
I did some spraying of a panel on a Perentie a few weeks back and the Protech green is a very different colour to the olive drab that was on the LR.

87County
3rd June 2016, 03:58 PM
I did some spraying of a panel on a Perentie a few weeks back and the Protech green is a very different colour to the olive drab that was on the LR.


The olive drab on the vehicle has probably faded to a lighter, brighter green Ron. If you rub the existing green back, or oil it, it will most likely approximate the colour you were spraying :)

Btw, I thought a technical person like you may have been able to help with the problem I posted on the aulro D1 forum earlier (re blowing fuse #14 ( Instruments)):)

Ausfree
3rd June 2016, 04:35 PM
Yeah, if you have a look at the picture of the Bofor, it's colour is very faded as you would imagine after the many years since it has been painted. I am expecting the Protec paint to be darker.:) In any case caution will be exercised by painting a discreet area first.