Source for RAF Blue paint

Source for RAF Blue paint

Joined: August 7th, 2006, 10:30 pm

April 24th, 2007, 2:57 am #1

Does anyone have a modern day match for the RAF Blue paint?

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Willis
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Joined: August 7th, 2004, 9:37 pm

April 24th, 2007, 4:28 pm #2

Tally Ho Willis,
I have been looking for the same thing for ages,if you find a modern day equal please drop me a line.
Many thanks
Howard.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

April 25th, 2007, 9:06 am #3

It might depend on the use. I don't have a reference number for a colour paint, but it is obvious that RAF painted vehicles are in a blue grey colour, whereas something like a helmet can almost be straight grey. There might have been different paints for different uses during the war, but either way there is certainly more than one shade.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 25th, 2007, 4:27 pm #4

Does anyone have a modern day match for the RAF Blue paint?

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Willis
A pair of Mk VII goggles can be used to match the blue-grey at a paint shop, if you have access to a set.
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Joined: April 10th, 2004, 8:08 pm

April 25th, 2007, 10:05 pm #5

Does anyone have a modern day match for the RAF Blue paint?

Thanks

Willis
In the UK try Vintage Paint in Wolverhampton www.vintagepaint.co.uk

Alan
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Joined: August 7th, 2006, 10:30 pm

April 26th, 2007, 8:10 pm #6

A pair of Mk VII goggles can be used to match the blue-grey at a paint shop, if you have access to a set.
Chris,

Now that is a brilliant idea, why didn't I think of that... DUH!

The sad part is that a portion of my job is teaching students how to remodel structures, I instruct them how to get paint color matched by a computer.

Double Duh!

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"Willis"
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