I have just aquired a set of I.C.I.colour chips.They give the colour code i.e,Admiralty Blue PO30-6856 and gives the constituents as indigo blue 40%,blue lake27%,black 26% and white7% ,for example .The chips are old and not in the best condition.They cover some,but not all Rover and Land Rover colours.At a guess,I would say these chips are from the 1970"s.I will check to see if I have a reference if it helps anybody struggling with a paint match.
Post by Rodney the Rover on Feb 5, 2014 18:45:30 GMT
Hi Seadog, I spent ages searching for the colour codes for my car only to be told that these day's they mix the paint by weight not volume. If you find a local paint supplier they should be able to supply an excellent match in twin pack rather than cellulose if you can take your car or a panel to them.
I understand from my 3 year old grandson that it is now possible to take photographs with a telephone!
Post by Roy of the Rovers on Apr 26, 2017 11:29:25 GMT
Hi, I know this is an old thread but I find myself in need of some admiralty blue touch up, and my local paint supplier can't find it on his computer. Can you relate the %'s to weight in order to accurately measure the correct colours to make up Admiralty blue?
I have read somewhere of all the chemical formulas for original paint but even if all were still available now i doubt they would match the years of exposure to sunlight. My local body-shop was unable to convert pints to litres and ounces to kgs and gave up trying to match Bordeaux red and instead a scanner gadget provided an excellent match.