paint code for 90 series white

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Post by John_Allen » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:09 am

Were you using Tractol paint? It's a cream shade and, even though the tins say "David Brown Orchid White", they aren't!

I've been using Vapormatic paint recently and it's reasonably close. Farmline, among others, do a good match - as indeed do Case-IH. I used some of theirs a while ago, but the local agent won't sell it in small quantities!

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Post by db2d » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:47 pm

I used Tractol once. Lovely shade of cream

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Post by nevilleporter » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:13 pm

Get the paint mixed to the colour codes on this website BS10 B15 although some paint suppliers cant cross reference this code.
Sparex DB orchid white is not far away.

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Post by tdickson » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:00 am

I don't get it.
Isn't BS 10B15 supposed to be a British Standard paint colour code? Searching the interweb I can find 10B15 as 'Gardenia' and it is a rather creamy colour. Has the standard changed over the years? Did David Brown Tractors mix their own paint or did they purchase it premixed from a supplier?
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Post by Eric_T » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:35 am

DB, like virtually every other manufacturer purchased their paint from a supplier, or paint manufacturer.

They would have cared less back then if the tractor was the perfect shade or red, white, brown, whatever, they were more concerned with getting the tractors off the line and on to lorries!

But your right, a cream coloured David Brown looks just wrong!!

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Post by broadsword » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:48 am

A lot of the time it occurs due to paint suppliers and painters getting Case white, as against DB Orchid white, the Case colour is more of a Magnolia effect??

However as to this statement..... :shock:
Eric_T wrote: But your right, a cream coloured David Brown looks just wrong!!
Some of us tractor restorers just play it one step ahead, we go for the `Aged Patina` look by going for a more cream colour to start with, as simple as that................. :roll:

Apart from that I`m sure David Brown wanted the Bottle Opener tractors done in cream its just the memo never got to the paintshop :wink:



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Post by manxmac » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:04 am

I have found Vapormatic Orchid White to be very close but you have to use a light grey undercoat otherwise the top coat appears too dark. Having run out of Hunting Pink I got B&Q to mix some Dulux to a sample to do the wheels. 3 years on it still looks as good as new and exactly the same as the chassis which was painted with Vapormatic. Cheap and convenient as shipping paint to an island is like transporting nuclear waste!!

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Post by Scooby » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:55 am

Of course if you are in the U.K. you could always buy the correct paint from the on-line shop. :roll:
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