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Old September 2nd, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Trying to decide on a color for the 110, so I ordered up a can of "sand" and a can of "sandglow" from tower paint so I could see what they look like it person. The sand appears to be much darker than trucks I have photos of that were supposed to be that color. Does anyone know if this is the right color, or did they send me the wrong thing?

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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:32 PM
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Its pretty impossible to tell from the pic. What I can tell you is that Sandglow is not a very light color, certainly not like Lime Stone or Cornish Cream. Did you order with the code or just the name?
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 12:07 AM
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I gave them the color code. I know the sandglow is correct, the picture is of what was supposed to be sand. I know the picture is not great, I will try to take another.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:39 AM
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looks about right. its a series color. desert sand or somesuch is a lighter one that NATO used


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Trying to decide on a color for the 110, so I ordered up a can of "sand" and a can of "sandglow" from tower paint so I could see what they look like it person. The sand appears to be much darker than trucks I have photos of that were supposed to be that color. Does anyone know if this is the right color, or did they send me the wrong thing?

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:55 AM
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http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.co.uk/chart1.html

thought this chart could possibly help compare
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Maybe you were looking for NATo Lightstone as pictured on this chart from the same website.

http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.co.uk/chart2.html
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:55 AM
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I think I have pin pointed the problem. You need the colour not the color. ROFL
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:29 AM
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cute. here is a site that shows the desert sand color which is lighter than regular "sand"

http://www.paintman.co.uk/paint-colo...rt-90-110.html

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I think I have pin pointed the problem. You need the colour not the color. ROFL
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That is, or at least looks, correct for "sand" the series color. Over time the original paint really faded. It is my favorite series color.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I think Ren and Kevin got it right - the color I had in my mind was the lighter military color. The Sand is a great color either way, but I have to say I really like the Sandglow now that I can see it with my own eyes.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Mike, would you be able to post up a photo of the sand and sandglow samples next to each other with good light? I am going to be painting my truck this winter as well and those are my choices too. I want to tone down the yellow, which isn't even AA yellow, anyways. Bobeck has been after me to paint it a "real series color" for a while now.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:37 PM
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Kevin,
My camera is broken, so I am having to use my video camera to take pictures. I'll try to take some better pictures later, but here are a few that might help.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:54 PM
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Thanks, amazing how brown the sand sample looks. I'd love to see a NATO Lightstone sample next to those. Maybe I will have to find a code and order some from Tower.
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Sand

I have the spec on Sand used in the Series Rovers in the mid 60's if thats what your looking for. My Series IIa (seen here in the profile) was re-painted in original sand during restoration.

If you'd like some bettr pitures of the truck- look here- http://www.the4x4center.com/Restorations%20Diesel.html

You could also just call the folks at 4X4 and ask. Mike is very knowledgeable there and oversaw this restoration.
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