paint colour??

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:02
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We have a BT 2001 and need to repaint the outside grey section - we didn't go for the chequerplate.

Does anyone know what the original grey colour is??

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Suz
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Reply By: Shortcuts - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:38

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:38
Hi SuzAI
We put this question to Steve at bushtracker and this is the information he gave us.
The paint is Jotun Paint "Two Pack Type" called Bridge Grey. We were unable to find it but did'nt try to hard because of the fact that it was a "Two Pack Type".
Hope this is of some help.
Regards Shortcuts
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Follow Up By: SuzAl - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:55

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:55
Thanks Shortcuts

I guess we will try for something as close to the colour as we can - OR maybe change it altogether and give it a real update!

Cheers

Suz
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:54

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:54
Hi Suz

Ours had been re-painted by previous owner ready for the sale. He did leave us with the rest of the paint he used which would have come from the hardware store he managed. We got our son-in-law panel beater to do the job, and he just picked a near match. Any dark grey you choose if you are repainting the whole lot.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:19

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:19
PS: After the job was done i said we should have done it the same silvery colour as the F250 - but the guys wouldn't have thought of that (well, their socks don't even match each other do they?).

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Reply By: Maitland Bushies - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:08

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:08
Hi SuzAl,
Our van is a metal sided 1999 model. Some years ago I asked STG what type of paint and what colour it was and he could not tell me, suggested I go to a paint supplier and get it matched.
I only wanted to do touch up etc so the closest I could find was White Knight Rust Guard Epoxy Enamel, colour is Sky Grey. This is available from Bunnings in spray cans.
Try it on some scrap and when it dries see how close it is. I don't know if they used a standard grey back then or just what was "in the gun''.
After a lot of stone damage I have used this to repaint the whole of the front steelwork on the van and I am pleased with the results.
Hope this helps, Max
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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 07:39

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 07:39
Have also used the White Knight Sky Grey for a Pole Carrier which I attached. It's a perfect match and ideal for touch up
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Reply By: AlexMc - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 12:16

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 12:16
Hi,
I think I'd been considering the toughest paint I could find as that bottom section takes the harmerring from rocks etc. Two pack would have to be the choice as its a bit hard to do backed enamel. I'm about to purchase a "99 BT and noticed it needs the chassi underneath wire brushed for surface rust and painted.
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Reply By: SuzAl - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:39

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:39
Hi all

Thankyou everyone for the advice. Hubby will be on to it as soon as the weather fines up! And yes motherhen - I'm with you!! socks and all!!

cheers Suz
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