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    Paint mixing for old aircraft

    Can anyone advise me on a company that can make up a custom batch of paint please? This shade isn't on any of the British Standard colour chips. The paint should ideally be a 2pack epoxy... This is for the interior of the Whitley front turret. Can anyone help?

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    Most car paint motor factors should be able to match a sample - however small. I have the same issue with the British WW2 Standard Camouflage Colours (SCCs) for military vehicles - which did not appear in BS381. Contrary to popular belief not all British vehicles were painted green..........

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    Elliott, didn't these guys do the paint for Sally B ? not sure though

    http://www.indestructible.co.uk/

    Approvals

    This list includes companies / organisations that have approved Indestructible as a supplier of specialist coatings. This has to be in place often before the organisation can approve products made by us. We list some old approvals such as Lucas (then TRW : now Goodrich) and Hawker-Siddeley: (Now BAe / Airbus / Gulfstream): Vickers Armstrong etc, as old drawings often call up defunct companies.

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    Elliot I have had paint mixed from a scrap of old paint. The company colourweld - took a sample - sent it to a lab in Manchester to get its colour measured and transferred into a recipe - which they then mixed for me.

    I had both cellulose and two part mixed in this way. Why are you using modern paint rather than cellulose ?

    Give them a call.
    Kind Regards,

    Brian

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    http://www.midlandsaerospace.org.uk/...tible-spitfire


    Aerospace and industrial coatings manufacturer, Indestructible Paint Ltd of Birmingham recently supplied, free of charge, paint in WW2 72 squadron camouflage colours for a full sized Supermarine Spitfire mark IIa replica.

    3 Jul 2013
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    Aerospace and industrial coatings manufacturer, Indestructible Paint Ltd of Birmingham recently supplied, free of charge, paint in WW2 72 squadron camouflage colours for a full sized Supermarine Spitfire mark IIa replica.

    Vulcan too

    http://www.vulcantothesky.org/how-to...ship/oems.html

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    Holman Paint Specialists of Swindon for the supply of all paints used on the aircraft and ground equipment.
    http://www.xm655.com/thanks.php

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