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    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)


    Greens
    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


    Greys

    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

    Blues

    RAF Blue/Grey BS-381c-633


    Browns

    Camouflage Desert Sand BS-381c-380

    Dark Camouflage Brown BS-381c-436


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

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    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.

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    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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    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.
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    http://www.landroverseries.org/paint-codes.htm


    for series, defenders , range rover.
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    Hello All,

    I found a website that breaks colours down to some foreign language which paint mixing professionals may understand. I would not have a clue what it means. I was chasing up details for Nile Green (Eau-De-Nil) the link shows it as:Lab, RGB, CYMK and HLC Values for BS381 216 - Eau de Nil from the BS 381C colour range (accessed May 14, 2018).

    This site's home link may be able to locate other paints that have graced Land Rovers over the years.

    Kind Regards
    Lionel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionelgee View Post
    Hello All,

    I found a website that breaks colours down to some foreign language which paint mixing professionals may understand. I would not have a clue what it means. I was chasing up details for Nile Green (Eau-De-Nil) the link shows it as:Lab, RGB, CYMK and HLC Values for BS381 216 - Eau de Nil from the BS 381C colour range (accessed May 14, 2018).

    This site's home link may be able to locate other paints that have graced Land Rovers over the years.

    Kind Regards
    Lionel
    Lionel,
    Probably still easier to take in a sample & get it matched if the supplier doesn't have the code to hand.
    Most paint suppliers offer this service either for a small fee or a local supplier I use have a Land Rover light green stored on file under my name so they can mix it on demand. The same place found the code for Limestone in a very old catalogue and mixed OK.

    Most professional paint shops mix paint on-site to match the vehicle paint rather than a code.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Lionel,
    Probably still easier to take in a sample & get it matched if the supplier doesn't have the code to hand.
    Most paint suppliers offer this service either for a small fee or a local supplier I use have a Land Rover light green stored on file under my name so they can mix it on demand. The same place found the code for Limestone in a very old catalogue and mixed OK.

    Most professional paint shops mix paint on-site to match the vehicle paint rather than a code.


    Colin
    Back in the 50's through 70's, tradesmen panel beaters/spray painters and coach and motor painters were expected to be able to colour match and mix their own paints. This was an expected trade skill and most position vacant ads. stressed this. Nowadays few smash repairers bang out damaged panels let alone make new ones. They buy "insurance quality" panels from wreckers or new after market panels from Taiwan and China. Insurance coys. will not pay the labour cost of colour matching and say spray to formula not to a match. How many smash repairers today are tradesmen and how many are just bog spreaders and parts replacers?

    I still remember some of the fleet colours from my GM-H days.

    Army - Khaki Green

    RAN - Seacraft Grey

    PMG Dept. - Mercury Red

    Brambles - Brambles Red (actually an orange)

    Yellow Cabs - Taxi Yellow

    Deluxe Cabs - Deluxe Bright Red

    Sydney Radio Cabs - Wireless Blue

    Duco used to publish a book of registered fleet colour schemes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    Insurance coys. will not pay the labour cost of colour matching and say spray to formula not to a match.
    Not from my limited experience. They match to the existing paint because there is no delay, they can mix just enough for the job and can match faded paint.
    I deal with a small local repairer and he mixes his own paint but maybe he's a dying breed. The owner did tell me that if you can't repair it in 2/3 the time the insurance company allow you you'll go bust fairly quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    Insurance coys. will not pay the labour cost of colour matching and say spray to formula not to a match.
    You need to find a new insurer. Mine supplies a satisfaction guarantee and requires sign off from me before they will pay the repairer. Had a small issue with the Rangie after it was run into and asked it be fixed before I signed off on it - they kept it for 3 more days and rectified it. If the colour wasn't matched they woukdn't have been paid.

    Might be the case for some cheap arse insurance companies but you get what you oay for I suppose.


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