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What's this Colour?

Post  FrogElf on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi Guys,
In our strip-down of the car we have uncovered a section of paint which is the original colour. It was hiding under the fuel filler cap: obviously a lazy respray has been done at some point! We aren't sure what the colour is called or what it is. So any help with identifying this colour would be appreciated. I figured I should ask the guys who look at the cars every day to give me a hand! Very Happy
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Re: What's this Colour?

Post  Red Riley on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Hard to say. Is the car a MKII? MkIII? Any clue what color the top of the car is? Have you tried applying for a heritage certificate? That would tell you for certain.
Try this chart and see if it helps any.
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Post  FrogElf on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:21 pm

The car is a MkIII produced in September 1969. The top (assuming you mean the roof) of the car is painted white, which we think is the original colour.
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Re: What's this Colour?

Post  Red Riley on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:33 pm

Since you don't have your location in your profile, I wasn't sure which word to use. In the US, we go hood, roof, trunk. In the UK it's bonnet, hood, boot. So I said top, which unless you're on the bottom of the world in Australia, should be understood as the top part of the car. lol!


So if you have a MKIII, it should be one of these:
Body and roof
Arianca Beige (BG13) Pale Ivory (YL1)
Fawn Brown (RD24) Pale Ivory (YL1)
Fawn Brown (RD24) Pale Ivory (YL1)
Birch Grey (GR3) Old English White (WT3)
Birch Grey (GR3) Snowberry White (WT4)
Yukon Grey (GR7) Birch Grey (GR3)
Yukon Grey (GR7) Snowberry White (WT4)

I would guess that's probably Arianca Beige since I think both grey colors are darker, and it doesn't look like Fawn Brown. And as you can see, "white" doesn't help much, since there are lots of different whitish colors. The roof of my car was incorrectly painted Old English White when I got it, which is totally different than the proper Whitehall Beige that it is now.
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Re: What's this Colour?

Post  discoman41 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:58 pm

Looks like Birch Grey to me

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Re: What's this Colour?

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:59 pm

looks like one of the whites to me - sure your eyes are ok jase? Laughing
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Re: What's this Colour?

Post  discoman41 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:19 am

You sure you looking at the right picture big fella?

Still looks grey to me! I guess it could be the way it's coming out on this laptop?

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