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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Help me track down a rare Land Rover color

I am looking for someone to help me track down Balmoral Green. My painter said the supplier could not find it with the paint codes I gave him (see below). I used links posted on this site to get the codes but they do not come up. They also said that the only other way to locate the correct paint if we don't have the correct code is to get the VIN number of of a vehicle that was originally painted in this color. As far as I know only Range Rovers back jn the 80's had it. The queens defenders are also painted in this color, perhaps I should ring her up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below are the codes that were a dead end:

Balmoral Green is listed as: RTC4050T Here is where I found it: http://www.landroverresource.com/doc...aint_Codes.pdf

Other site lists it as this:
Part# Suffix code LRC Code
RTC4050A HCS 340
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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My body shop guy is old school. He will take a look at the code then go back to his book of paint chips (he has volumes of books). I think he had 3-4 Land Rover books of chips alone... Then he mixes it up based on what the binder shows then verifies it with some sort of electronic eye...

I think you need to find a guy with the Dupont paint chip books....
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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:57 PM
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If at all possible I would like to avoid looking at a picture and then trying to find a swatch that matches it. I would prefer to find a code or VIN that would give me the correct color right off the bat without any guesswork. Otherwise there is no point to picking an actual Land Rover color. My paint guy can get any color brand/type that exists and I have looked at swatches that I think are close but I would greatly prefer to get actual color code to make the exact color.

Does anyone have a Land Rover paint chip book with Balmoral Green in it or an actual Land Rover painted in this color?

Any other ideas of how to track down this color reference code?

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My body shop guy is old school. He will take a look at the code then go back to his book of paint chips (he has volumes of books). I think he had 3-4 Land Rover books of chips alone... Then he mixes it up based on what the binder shows then verifies it with some sort of electronic eye...

I think you need to find a guy with the Dupont paint chip books....
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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here are some links of interest

http://www.bloodvale.com/temp/LR_Farbtabelle.pdf

http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.c...nmetallic.html

I will talk to my paint guy tomorrow. I need an excuse to go visit him..
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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The queens defenders are also painted in this color, perhaps I should ring her up?

Obama is here this week, want me to ask him to bring you a chip?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Please do.

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Obama is here this week, want me to ask him to bring you a chip?
------ Follow up post added May 25th, 2011 01:29 PM ------

Ok. Where can I get the paint codes?

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Carl, those aren't paint codes. Those are part numbers, probably for touch up paint.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Great suggestion. Will do and report back.

------ Follow up post added May 25th, 2011 03:02 PM ------

I called the parts dept. I gave them the part# for the touch up paint and the only thing that came up is that it's obsolete and no longer available. He said the only other way to look it up is to use a VIN number. Does anyone have an old Range Rover in Balmoral Green? It's looking more and more like I'm going to have to call the Queen of England up.

------ Follow up post added May 25th, 2011 03:15 PM ------

I found another website: http://www.landrover-center.com/pfread.asp?id=295

I don't know if this is touch up part number codes or paint codes but it says:

Land Rover Paint Codes 1965-present:

LRC340
Land Rover, Range Rover
Balmoral Green
84-86
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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I also found this. Is there any information on here that could aid me in mixing the correct color?
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...or this?

What is the magic number needed in order to mix the correct paint?
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519 is probably the correct code. LR Paint Codes are 3 digit numbers, and have been rising as new colors are added. We are currently in the 9xx's for the newest colors.
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I'm pretty sure that's what he used to contact the paint supplier. If the paint it obsolete is it still possible to look it up on the system and see the "recipe"?

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519 is probably the correct code. LR Paint Codes are 3 digit numbers, and have been rising as new colors are added. We are currently in the 9xx's for the newest colors.
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Yeah, it should be. It is probably just obsolete as touch up from LRNA.
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LRC340
This is the paint code, your guy should be able to use this to mix the paint. That's all I gave to my local paint shop for them to mix Sandglow (LRC 361)
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Are you repainting your 90?
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Eventually. Painting a set of steel wheels first to see if I like the color.

------ Follow up post added May 25th, 2011 11:02 PM ------

So which is it?

LRC340 or 519?

Stmpede said that it is 519.


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This is the paint code, your guy should be able to use this to mix the paint. That's all I gave to my local paint shop for them to mix Sandglow (LRC 361)
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Bingo!

I think this may be what I need!

Our friends at British Pacific in CA found it.

Balmoral Green is PPG code 46253.
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Talked to my paint guy yesterday. He said to call Dupont (1-800-438-3876) with the paint code and they will give you the formula. It is a number that he uses all the time. He had the same chart as above..
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