Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

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Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:30 am

Hello folks,
Anyone know what the paint code is for the earlier brown steering wheel boss?
My latest project as a later Series II gold boss wheel fitted.
Regards, George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby BOBBYCRAIG » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 pm

Hi, Did you find out I am just painting my steering column which appears to be originaly gold on my 55 splitty 2 door saloon, I would like to obtain as many of the paint codes as possible, Did you have any luck,

I have a few interiors brand new for sale if you know anyone who may be interested,

Please let me know about the steering section my mission this year is t finish the inside and then next year the engine bay,

Kind regards

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby BOBBYCRAIG » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 pm

Hi, Did you find out I am just painting my steering column which appears to be originaly gold on my 55 splitty 2 door saloon, I would like to obtain as many of the paint codes as possible, Did you have any luck,

I have a few interiors brand new for sale if you know anyone who may be interested,

Please let me know about the steering section my mission this year is t finish the inside and then next year the engine bay,

Kind regards

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby gtt1951 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:52 am

BOBBYCRAIG wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Hi, Did you find out I am just painting my steering column which appears to be originaly gold on my 55 splitty 2 door saloon, I would like to obtain as many of the paint codes as possible, Did you have any luck,
Hello Bobby,
The Series II and Facelift Series II (like your '55 one) came with gold coloured steering columns and a gold steering wheel boss.
The earlier Series MM's had a Brown steering wheel boss, but the steering column was still gold.
What colour is your one?
I haven't yet found a code for the brown.
Your other items can be listed in the For Sale section - what have you got?

Regards, George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby geoberni » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:41 pm

I'm doubtful that paints used for purposes other than Bodywork (and perhaps engines) actually had a company code.
They needed a code to ensure that cars were the right colour after they left the production line, but given that Morris/BMC were very much an assembly plant for items made elsewhere, would they not have 'brought in' the steering wheels/columns already painted from the manufacturer?

I repainted mine with this:
https://www.diy.com/departments/rust-ol ... 178_BQ.prd
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200ml pot for £2 did the steering column, wheel boss and the gear lever. :)
Perhaps a little darker than the original, but it's quite a similar shade to the gold of the earlier dashboard.
It's water based and I just applied it with a decent quality artist's brush.
Basil the 1955 series II

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby sparesman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm

One colour I have used in spray cans from a local car spares shop was Ford Aztec Gold. There are several golds that are pretty close.

I did likewise with the brown for my MM which did also have a brown painted steering column.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby sparesman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm

One colour I have used in spray cans from a local car spares shop was Ford Aztec Gold. There are several golds that are pretty close.

I did likewise with the brown for my MM which did also have a brown painted steering column.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby sparesman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm

One colour I have used in spray cans from a local car spares shop was Ford Aztec Gold. There are several golds that are pretty close.

I did likewise with the brown for my MM which did also have a brown painted steering column.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby sparesman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm

One colour I have used in spray cans from a local car spares shop was Ford Aztec Gold. There are several golds that are pretty close.

I did likewise with the brown for my MM which did also have a brown painted steering column.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm

sparesman wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
One colour I have used in spray cans from a local car spares shop was Ford Aztec Gold. There are several golds that are pretty close.

I did likewise with the brown for my MM which did also have a brown painted steering column.
Bryan, my '51 MM high-light has the all brown boss and column
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But my latest project, a '50 low-light, has a replacement gold boss and column - these are the bits I need to repaint.
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Which brown did you use?
ESM sell a gold paint, but needs to be used in conjunction with a lacquer.
Regards, George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.


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