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Thread: Standard Paint Codes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    East-South-East Girt-By-Sea

    Standard Paint Codes

    A thread to store the standard paint colour codes, not specific to a particular series or model.

    The SIII forum has more specific info on SIII colours.

    If you have a code PM it to me and we'll update the thread.

    Many of the "BS-381c-Camouflage" colours are the specification for UK WWII colours. These were often used in the post-war period, but may not replicate colours used under Australian specifications.

    Engine Colour Series 2a/3= Duck Egg Blue BS-4800-16C33
    (very similar to Detroit diesel alpine green, made by Dupli-color DE1618)

    Bronze Green: 1958 - 1989 - AutoBarn paint initially appears wrong but dries close to original, will do aerosol cans.
    Deep Bronze Green: 1999 - 2000 AutoBarn see post below -

    Early models Series 1/2/2a = Deep Bronze Green BS-381C-224

    Later Models late Series 2a = ? Middle Bronze Green BS-381C-223

    NATO Green BS-381c-285

    Olive Drab BS-381c-298

    Eau-De-Nil (Nile Green) BS-381c-216


    The Grenville books mentioned recolour "smoke grey" for a RAN 88" SIIa assuming this was the same grey colour as the OEM 109" sold to the RAN in the same period.
    = Smoke Grey BS-381C-692

    Camouflage Grey BS-381c-626

    Light Aircraft Grey BS-381c-627

    Aircraft Grey BS-381c-693

    Dark Camouflage Grey BS-381c-629

    Dark Admiralty Grey BS-381c-632 (or BS-4800-18B25)

    Light Admiralty Grey BS-381c-697

    Creams & Yellows

    Limestone (hard tops SIIa and sometimes wheels of SIIa) Paint Code:
    Rover no. RTC4044A; Dulux (DuCo) D38505 (very slight grey tint courtesy of SIImad)

    Limestone hardtops early SIII Duco ????? (slight yellow tint)
    For AutoBarn code see image below. courtesy VK3ute

    Camouflage Beige BS-381C 389

    SIII Camino Gold: Dulux 12137
    SIII Bahama Gold: Dulux/Dulon 566 15371
    SIII Yellow Devil: Dulux/Dulon 566 17422


    RAF Blue/Grey BS-381c-633


    Camouflage Desert Sand BS-381c-380

    Dark Camouflage Brown BS-381c-436

    E&OE - Please let me know if there is an error!


    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 30th November 2011 at 08:03 PM.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    The following is the HiChem paint system from my local AustBarn (one of the two paint matching systems they have) if anyone is interested.
    We put in an extra 100 grms for two litres going from 896.5 to 996.5.

    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 29th July 2011 at 09:44 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Perth, Western Australia

    paint code reference

    Was trawling the net and found this useful paint guide. Lists colours for both Land Rovers and Range Rovers. Has a year reference, original codes, new tint codes, availibility in different paint mediums. Thought it could be useful for everyone. Rich
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    under a rock, next to a tree, at Broadmarsh

    Standard Paint Codes

    I have just ordered today ( 13/05/2014 ), two litres of Ascot Bronze Green paint from a Sparex tractor parts supplier in Launceston, this paint is for my collection of series ones.

    There is up to a three months wait period for the paint to arrive ( surface transport only ), but the estimate IMHO isn't too bad at just under $40 per litre, this price could drop some more if there was a greater quantity involved.

    Ascot Bronze Green is a lighter shade that is near the original Bronze Green the 1950 onward Series ones were painted until Land Rover introduced Deep Bronze Green with the series 2.

    I have ordered this paint through the Launceston agent for Bepco, so if you don't want the bother and expense of getting paint mixed, then give Peter at Bepco a ring on (03) 6334 2211 and tell Peter, Arthur sent you.

    The paint code is;
    Sparex S.82577 Ascot Bronze/Green Paint, 1L Tin, Suitable for Land Rover

    I must stress again that the shade of this paint is a different lighter shade to the Deep Bronze Green used on the later series 2.
    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 13th May 2014 at 02:40 PM. Reason: Post copied from Series One board.

  5. #5

    for series, defenders , range rover.
    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 1st June 2017 at 06:18 PM.



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