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Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:30 am
by gtt1951
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 pm
by BOBBYCRAIG
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

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 pm
by BOBBYCRAIG
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

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:52 am
by gtt1951
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:41 pm
by geoberni
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
by sparesman
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
by sparesman
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
by sparesman
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
by sparesman
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.

Re: Paint code for the brown steering wheel boss

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm
by gtt1951
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.