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Offline 94touring

Paint codes
« on: May 11, 2009, 10:01:10 AM »
I'm thinking we should reference some codes as we get them for future reference.  I just bought some tahiti blue in dupont cromobase and its calling it biarritz blue, code h9820 K.  Now the next time I lose my can of paint I'll be able to search and find it!

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Re: Paint codes
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 05:10:55 AM »
here you go!
http://joltfreak.tripod.com//id34.html

Mk1 Cooper and Cooper S
Surf Blue - BU35
Island Blue - BU8
Smoke Grey - BU15
Tweed Grey - GR4
Almond Green - GN37
Fiesta Yellow - YL11
Tartan Red - RD9
Old English White - WT3
Black - BK1

Mk2 Cooper and Cooper S
Island Blue - BU8
El Paso Beige - BG17
Sandy Beige - BG15
Almond Green - GN37
Tartan Red - RD9
Snowberry White - WT4
Black - BK1

Mk3 Cooper S
Teal Blue - BLVC18
Blue Royale - BU38
Antelope - BLVC7
Aqua - BLVC60
Flame Red - BLVC61
Blaze - BLVC16
Bronze Yellow - BLVC15
Bedouin - BLVC4
Glacier White - BLVC59
RSP Rover Cooper
Flame Red - COF
Racing Green - HNA
Black - PMF
White - NMN

Rover Cooper and Cooper 1.3i
Flame Red - COF
Racing Green - HNA
Black - PMF
White - NMN
Storm Grey - LOZ
Quicksilver - MNF
check out the official website for updates!!!!! 


Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 08:05:48 AM »
Sweet!  Where is the nightfire red and volcano orange though?

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 11:24:05 PM »
Still looking for that volcano orange. 

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 11:48:41 AM »
Cool link.

http://drcwww.uvt.nl/~bogaard/index.htm

Nightfire Red / rioja red (BLVC 1217) CAQ Mini
Monza red (BLVC 1253) CCZ Mini
Flame Red (BLVC 1000) CPQ Mini
Volcano (BLVC 1230) EAC Mini
British racing green (BLVC 961) HAF Mini
Almond green (BLVC 1212) HAK Mini
British racing green (BLVC 1216) HAM Mini
Brookland green (BLVC 1265) HYF Mini
Kingfisher blue (BLVC 1228) JAX Mini
Surf Blue (BLVC 1239) JEN Mini
P S Blue (BLVC 1269) JFL Mini
Bermuda blue (BLVC 1267) JFR Mini
Tahiti blue (BLVC 965) JRJ Mini
Ocean blue (BLVC 1097) JRN Mini
Hawaiian blue (BLVC 1268) JSK Mini
Amaranth (BLVC 1223) KMN Mini
Yukon grey (BLVC 1240) LQS Mini
Antrhracite (BLVC 1266) LQW Mini
Niagara (BLVC 574) LVD Mini
Platinum (BLVC 1209) MNX Mini
White diamond (BLVC 1218) NAL Mini
P S old english white (BLVC 1205) NNX Mini
P S black (BLVC 1220) PAK Mini
Whitehall beige (BLVC 1241) SAR
« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 11:51:27 AM by 94touring »

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Re: Paint codes
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 10:54:07 PM »
« Last Edit: July 19, 2010, 11:44:03 PM by 94touring »

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Re: Paint codes
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010, 11:05:58 PM »
Nice!
check out the official website for updates!!!!! 


Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 10:33:47 AM »
More codes compliments of Hugh Cannon. 

www.restorationmini.com/misc/Paint Codes 3.xls
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 03:57:05 PM by 94touring »

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Re: Paint codes
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 07:40:26 PM »
For those of you using dupont paint I've been using their library recently to do research.  Later model paint codes are often under rover or land rover.  The years are close, not always exact, and some are given different names, however the blvc codes or factory codes match up.  Hence why tahiti blue is called biarritz blue.  Earlier year codes can be found by searching under BMC.  Using the excell file provided by Hugh Cannon to find the blvc codes and searching the library will help you track down hard to find codes/names/years if the paint shop is having difficulties themselves.

The library:  http://pc.dupont.com/hcl/?locale=en_US

Offline biketesting

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 10:03:43 AM »
 4.gif That is great. I was able to find my car by typing in "Austin". They also had "Innocenti".
Disregard all the above text, it is flatulence (still)

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 03:23:07 PM »
Here is a start on a database I'm putting together.  This is the 90's paint codes and chips that correspond.

 Almond Green 97-99    1212/HAK    Dupont Code:  F2075
Amaranth Mica  96-99    1223/KMN    Dupont Code:  F2173
Amethyst Met  90-98    864/KMD    Dupont Code:  H9348
Brooklands Green 98-99  1265/HFB    Dupont Code:  F3725
Bolero Red Met 97-00  1237/CUY    Dupond Code:  unknown
British Racing Green 2  95-99  1216/HAM    Dupont Code:  F1086
British Racing Green 3  99-00  1279/HFF    Dupont Code:  M0063
Caribbean Blue Met  90-96  911/UME    Dupont Code:  H9350
Charcoal Black  96-97  1207/574/LVD    Dupont Code:  F0044
Cranberry Red  90-94  940/COX    Dupont Code:  N9552
Electric Blue  93-97  997/JSA    Dupont Code:    L9912
Flame Red  92-97  100/CPQ    Dupont Code:  H9863
Hawaiin Blue Met  99-00  1298/JFK    Dupont Code:  F3726
Island Blue  99-00  1277/JFU    Dupont Code:  F5133
Kingfisher Blue Met  95-97  1228/JAX    Dupont Code:  F1499
Monza Red  98  1253/590/CCZ    Dupont Code:  F1893
Mulberry Red Mica  99-00  1274/CDM    Dupont Code:  M0063
Nightfire Red Pearl  96-00  916/COQ    Dupont Code:  H9352
Nightfire Red 2 Mica  95-00  1217/CAQ    Dupont Code:  F1408
Ocean Blue  93-97  1097/JRN    Dupont Code:  L9757
Old English White  93-00  1205/NNX    Dupont Code:  L9945
Paul Smith Blue  99-00  1269/JFL    Dupont Code:  F5090
Pearlescant Cherry  88-96  843/COG    Dupont Code:  F0038
Pewter Grey  97  995/LAL    Dupont Code:  F1000
Platinum Silver Met 90-00  1209/MNX    Dupont Code:  F1498
Polynesian Turquois  92-95  966/UMG    Dupont Code:  N9888
Primerose Yellow  99-00  1262/FAH    Dupont Code:  F9637
Quicksilver Met  90-95  906/MNF    Dupont Code:  K9268
Quicksilver Met  92-95  1200/MNF    Dupont Code:  H9809
Solar Red  98-00  1278/CMU    Dupont Code:  F9364
Storm Grey Met  90-94  876/LOZ    Dupont Code:  H9347
Surf Blue  97-99  1239/JEN    Dupont Code:  F3722
Tahiti Blue Mica  97-00  965/JRJ    Dupont Code:  H9820
Volcano Met  98  1230/EAC    Dupont Code:  F2498
White Diamond 88-93  854/NMN    Dupont Code:  H9760
White Diamond 2  90-99  1218/NAL    Dupont Code:  F1413
Yukon Grey  90-98  1240/LQS    Dupont Code:  F3723


Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 03:27:50 PM »
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Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 01:09:57 PM »
Learned something new about some of these old codes and Dupont.  Even if you have the chip and code, they may not have formulas for the older stuff.  Many of them never transfered over through the years.  However carpaintonline.com seems to have the one I couldn't get at the shop this week and others after entering in color names. Ordered a small sample to see how well it turns out, then I can just scan it and get the formula if I like it.     
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 01:23:53 PM by 94touring »

Offline jeff10049

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 03:24:53 PM »
I did not see speedwell blue on the list maybe I missed it the code is BU01.

Jeff

Offline richard1

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2014, 08:35:49 AM »
I found most of the color chips on line to be way off in colors. I bought a 250 ml sample of what I thought I wanted and sprayed a fender. Too dark for me, so I decided to go for the COF that was original to the front clip that I bought from Japan.
Looking through various sources this is also know as BLVC 818, and was called
Signal Red from 69-77
Flame Red from 88-99 (or 2000)
Flare Red on some models from 89-91
and Modena red from 88-89
Anyway, here is how it turns out.




That is Sikkens poliester. 2 liters of base, two liters of top, and two liters of clear.

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2014, 11:07:46 AM »
Awesome!

Offline MiniDave

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 09:58:19 AM »
Wow.....6 liters of paint and he didn't even do the bed.....that seems like a lot of paint......

I don't know how much they used on my old Jag when they painted it but it must have been a lot cause I sent it to the paint shop on the rotisserie and they painted everything, inside, bottom, firewall, under the hood as well as the outside.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Spitz

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2015, 09:07:14 AM »
Are there paint codes to be found for early cars.

My 61 Van looks to have the original paint......red
I imagine there may have only been one red for commercial vehicles....would like to know which it is.

Thanks

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2015, 11:13:57 AM »
Codes yes, formulas not always easy to find.  I have had good luck getting samples to be matched from auto color library, or just order and spray their paint. 

Offline Spitz

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2015, 12:02:23 PM »
The van is extremely faded and worn.
Would like to see a list of colours available in 61….especially commercial

Offline richard1

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2015, 06:08:39 AM »
The problem with most of the sites is that they have done a lousy job of scanning in original paint charts, and the colors they show don't represent reality. If you can find the original code, take it to a paint store (I use Glasurit/Sikkens) and they can pull up the formula in their computers.

But when you think you have the color you want, you can do either as I did and buy a small quantity to try, or post and ask for pictures of cars with that paint code. I posted the unpolished pics here a while ago, with pictures taken in the shop. Here are polished ones outside for code COF. The sun and reflections always play tricks with the camera, so several angles are good.






Offline Spitz

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2015, 04:11:15 PM »
That may be the colour I go with.....Signal Red I guess that would be ( COF )
But 69 ?

What was the code for Tartan Red?  Wee the Royal Mail vans Tartan?

Offline richard1

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2015, 04:33:04 PM »
Tartan red has black in the formulation. I was going to use it, so I bought 250 ml and sprayed my front fender, with the exception of the A panel. Then sanded and polished it, and polished the A panel Flame Red/Signal Red COF that was on the front clip.

It was considerably darker, so I change my mind and went with the COF.

Here you can see the Tartan Red front and Signal Red A panel.


Offline Spitz

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2015, 07:54:41 PM »
That's a great comparison Richard….thanks.
I'm thinking my van may have been Tartan ……..  I'm liking your colour better than the fender.

Offline 94touring

Re: Paint codes
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2015, 11:29:52 PM »
This is tartan red also.  What brand of paint are you going with?