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Old 25-04-13, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Blackstone paint

Can anyone tell me the correct colour paint to use on my Blackstone engine.
It looks like a dark green with a very bright green lining.
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Old 25-04-13, 10:10 PM   #2
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Have a look here...

http://www.howardengineerium.co.uk/Paint-Colours.html

Might help
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Old 26-04-13, 11:28 AM   #3
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Deep Bronze Green like a Ruston.


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Old 26-04-13, 03:22 PM   #4
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early series 1 landrover green is a near match and can be made a little darker with a splash of black if you want (trial a area).
Apple green will do the lining and i know people who have used john deere green for this too.

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Old 28-04-13, 05:52 PM   #5
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Deep Bronze Green like a Ruston.


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Ruston's should be Lincoln Green (BS276) which is lighter. Deep Bronze Green is too dark in my opinion.
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Old 29-04-13, 10:40 AM   #6
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I have Rustons in Lincoln green and Deep Bronze Green (original paint).
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Old 29-04-13, 08:35 PM   #7
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I have Rustons in Lincoln green and Deep Bronze Green (original paint).
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Does it say so on the paint? Don't forget if you are matching old paint with a colour swatch, the old paint will have darkened considerably. All the Ruston's I have seen in original paint look lighter than all the Blackstone's in original paint (which look nearly Black) but anyway it doesn't matter, paint it what you like. :)
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Old 30-04-13, 10:52 AM   #8
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Deep Bronze Green ia the dark one (Landrover green) and usually has Apple green lining.
Lincoln Green is a lot brighter, Moss like in colour and usually acompanied with gold and pale yellow lining.
Lincoln Green is what some busses used to be painted, possibly the London Transport ones in the 50's?
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Old 30-04-13, 11:01 AM   #9
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Numpty is quite right, Blackstones were alot darker than rustons. Somewhere in a back issue of the engine mag there was a colour guide that will give you the paint codes.
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Old 30-04-13, 01:13 PM   #10
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I know what you mean, but I seem to recall that most guides state Deep Bronze Green for Blackstone's (BS381C-224).
There is Deep Brunswick Green (BS381C-227) that is quite dark, this may be worth looking into for Blackstone's.
Or do a custom mix by adding black as suggested before.
Also, BS381C-216 Eau-de-Nil for the lining may be suitable?
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