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Three other colours for you.

HYF – Brooklands Green (there are two, same code different shades)

ERM - Orange

MNH - Sparkle Silver
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Three other colours for you.

HYF Brooklands Green (there are two, same code different shades)

ERM - Orange

MNH - Sparkle Silver
hmmm HYF Brooklnds Green 1997-2000 is on the list .... I think you misunderstand the concept of shades,most paint systems have more than one shade of each colour,sometimes 20 or 30,if you include field formulations where someone has matched a colour specificly.

ERM is the BRM Orange (grille etc),but i'll add it!

MNH or MVH isn't either,on the Sikkens/Lesonal system! AFAIK its wheel
colour,but i'll let you have that one as dupont list it and version II MVH along with ERM.

If it has a code it needs to be here,the database I use doesnt really go in for wheel and trim colours it seems.

Thanks for caring!
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HYF – Brooklands Green - 1997-2000
Is supposedly the BRM body colour but it isn't.

The BRM body colour is an old British Leyland Brookland Green Colour which is the same code but is darker.


Sorry only doing this so that you've got the right codes if or when i come and see you to get some spraying done
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HYF Brooklands Green - 1997-2000
Is supposedly the BRM body colour but it isn't.

The BRM body colour is an old British Leyland Brookland Green Colour which is the same code but is darker.


Sorry only doing this so that you've got the right codes if or when i come and see you to get some spraying done

prove it because every major paint manufacturer has got that one wrong then

There was an earlier version used on landrovers 92-95 but thats supposed to be the same colour as the Rover later version.
It is a translucent colour I could make it darker by using black underneath,which is a popular trick with the colour,has it had work?
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Just going by experience.

Halfords do a pre mixed and a over the counter brooklands green, they are totally different shades.

&

When i got some spraying done the only one they had was similar to the Halfords pre mixed colour so they had to colour match the colour.
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Just going by experience.

Halfords do a pre mixed and a over the counter brooklands green, they are totally different shades.

&

When i got some spraying done the only one they had was similar to the Halfords pre mixed colour so they had to colour match the colour.

Halfords are knobs! They probably couldnt knock the same colour up twice if they tried!
mixed colours is just a case of following a formula of tinters by weight,sometimes misjudging the amount of certain tints in certain colours by even a few tenths of a gram will screw it up.

I will check it out tomorrow and ring a friend who will be able to tell me,I have to admit I looked at pics of BRM's and they do seem a bit dark,I wonder if they were painted elsewhere to the usual?
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The British Leyland Brooklands Green was a solid colour (BLVC 169, recoded HMM in 1980). It is a much brighter kind of green than the Rover Group metallic Brooklands.

HMM shows on your list as Shannow Green? Is this a typo, as there is also a Shannow Green listed as HAE?

There is a list of the BL colours used on MG's here: http://www.mgcars.org.uk/MGB/mgbpaint.html

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The British Leyland Brooklands Green was a solid colour (BLVC 169, recoded HMM in 1980). It is a much brighter kind of green than the Rover Group metallic Brooklands.

HMM shows on your list as Shannow Green? Is this a typo, as there is also a Shannow Green listed as HAE?

There is a list of the BL colours used on MG's here: http://www.mgcars.org.uk/MGB/mgbpaint.html
Brooklands green is BLVC 169 HMM comes up as Shannow on sikkens and Brooklands on dupont it still shows as BLVC 169,just a database name difference.
HAE shows as BLVC 169 also.

I kind of guessed a solid colour green wouldnt look like a metallic.

However the HYF is BLVC 600 but still a solid green,but with bluer and darker variants as standard.

I edited the list

some of these codes will be Triumph related etc.

which code is the metallic Brooklands you mean?

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which code is the metallic Brooklands you mean?
I think I was getting confused; it was late

The darker Brooklands I meant was the HYF (which as you say, definately is the BRM colour).

The BL 1970's Brooklands was not as dark a colour as the BRM.
This colour :



Shannow/Brooklands - another case of renaming for marketing purposes perhaps?
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I think I was getting confused; it was late

The darker Brooklands I meant was the HYF (which as you say, definately is the BRM colour).

The BL 1970's Brooklands was not as dark a colour as the BRM.
This colour :



Shannow/Brooklands - another case of renaming for marketing purposes perhaps?
It is a very confusing business,even databases can be wrong,Shannow green? I cant google a single Rover group example! but the BLVC 169 gives it away,so well spotted anyhow,I will get it changed on Sikkens (again! they should pay us for the corrections)

As for welshones problem,I put it down to the paint used and method,it is possible to get a good match with effort and research.
But the BRM Brooklands isnt the same as the earlier version.

I had the TC Marina coupe lol nice pic.

Saw an orange Austin Princess out on the M27 yesterday,thought they were all dead by now.
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It certainly is easy to get in a muddle. Not helped by MGR using different names for the same colour in the latter years, according to whether the car was a Rover or an MG (Tempest/XPower Grey, and the Xirallic/Firefrost mentioned on another thread of yours).

I have also noticed that HQM which is on the list as Aquamarine (was this the Rover name?), is what was applied to the facelift MG's as Goodwood Green. edit: I have just discovered this colour was used under the Aquamarine name on the 80th Anniversary TF

Could some of the names on the list (such as the Shannow Green) be the names allotted by the original paint supplier/manufacturer, and Rover used a different name for marketing purposes ?

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It certainly is easy to get in a muddle. Not helped by MGR using different names for the same colour in the latter years, according to whether the car was a Rover or an MG (Tempest/XPower Grey, and the Xirallic/Firefrost mentioned on another thread of yours).

I have also noticed that HQM which is on the list as Aquamarine (was this the Rover name?), is what was applied to the facelift MG's as Goodwood Green. edit: I have just discovered this colour was used under the Aquamarine name on the 80th Anniversary TF

Could some of the names on the list (such as the Shannow Green) be the names allotted by the original paint supplier/manufacturer, and Rover used a different name for marketing purposes ?
See what a nightmare it is! I know it as Goodwood Green,but as you discovered,a marketing ploy later and voila a "New" colour is born Aquamarine
Its why I dont get the database changed for this type of thing,I saw an ebay seller with both names listed too.
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Hi - came across this thread on a search for Goodwood Green as I'm gonna need some soon to colour code a Hard Top for an '04 80th Anniversary TF that I should be getting soon.

Am I reading it correct that the code is HYF even if it says 1997-2000 above ? Where can I order some of this paint from please or should any body shop be able to get it or make it up ok ?

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Hi - came across this thread on a search for Brookland Green as I'm gonna need some soon to colour code a Hard Top for an '04 80th Anniversary TF that I should be getting soon.

Am I reading it correct that the code is HYF even if it says 1997-2000 above ? Where can I order some of this paint from please or should any body shop be able to get it or make it up ok ?

Many Thanks

The paint code is under the bonnet on yours,same style plate.

wasnt the 80th anni HQM Goodwood green / Aqua Marine under another name 2003-2004

Shouldnt be a problem TBH.

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It certainly is easy to get in a muddle. Not helped by MGR using different names for the same colour in the latter years, according to whether the car was a Rover or an MG (Tempest/XPower Grey, and the Xirallic/Firefrost mentioned on another thread of yours).

I have also noticed that HQM which is on the list as Aquamarine (was this the Rover name?), is what was applied to the facelift MG's as Goodwood Green. edit: I have just discovered this colour was used under the Aquamarine name on the 80th Anniversary TF

Could some of the names on the list (such as the Shannow Green) be the names allotted by the original paint supplier/manufacturer, and Rover used a different name for marketing purposes ?
I edited the list to help this dual name problem out!
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The paint code is under the bonnet on yours,same style plate.

wasnt the 80th anni HQM Goodwood green / Aqua Marine under another name 2003-2004

Shouldnt be a problem TBH.



I edited the list to help this dual name problem out!
Many Thanks. You were too quick for my ninja edit ! Yes it's Goodwood Green not Brookland Green, have some sort of mental block around that at the moment..

Right so HQM it is, I've seen it described elsewhere as a pearlescent paint ? So if I wanted to get some of the proper MG paint where would I go ? Sorry for the stoopid newb questions

by the way you have a double entry for HQM in your first post of the thread
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Many Thanks. You were too quick for my ninja edit ! Yes it's Goodwood Green not Brookland Green, have some sort of mental block around that at the moment..

Right so HQM it is, I've seen it described elsewhere as a pearlescent paint ? So if I wanted to get some of the proper MG paint where would I go ? Sorry for the stoopid newb questions

by the way you have a double entry for HQM in your first post of the thread
HQM is 2 names,long story,covered previously by man in the car

It is confusing and expensive if mistaken and you paint the wrong colour

The secret is to use a quality paint.,yes it is pearl.

These people can help I should think.http://www.totalconceptpaints.co.uk/

Or you can get small aerosols from Xpart or ebay etc

or you can use one of the many online serosol paint providers.

The first option can match your colour to your car and make a fairly decent aerosol.

All depends on your flavour

or theres touch up stick that will always look too dark
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Many Thanks for the link - will speak to my paint shop and give them a call..

by double entry I mean you have HFY listed twice, highlighted in green below

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HAK Almond Green 1994-2000
HFH Alumina Green 1999-2003
HFT Alumina Green 2000-2001
HEA April Green 1981-1984
HGP Aqua Green 2003-2005
HQM Aqua Marine/Goodwood Green 2003-2004
HFY Arbour Green 2002-2005
HEW Arden Green 1999-2002
HMK Atlantic Green 1985-1986
HCF Avocado 1976-1980
HCS Balmoral Green 1984-1986
HAA Brit Racing Green 1975-1977
HNA Brit Racing Green 1988-2003
HAM Brit Racing Green I 1994-1998
HFF Brit Racing Green II 1998-2005
HZG Brit Racing Green III 2000-2001
HAA Brit Racing Green 1975-1977
HDJ Brit Racing Green 1975-1977
HMN Brit Racing Green 1975-1977
HYF Brooklnds Green 1997-2000
HAE Brooklands Green 1975-1982
HMM Brooklands Green 1975-1982
HEU Celadon Green 2000-2001
HFD Celadon Green 1998-2002
HET Charleston Green 1998-2002
HQJ Cimmaron Green 2003-2004
HDS Comb of HAF/HOR 1996-2000
HBL Cypress Green 1995-1988
HCC Deep Bronze Green 1965-1971
HEF Evergreen 1981-1984
HDH Fern Grey 1973-1974
HQM Goodwood Green / Aqua Marine 2003-2004
HMS Green applejack 1976-1982
HMD Green Mallard 1971-1972
HMP Jade Green 1975-1977
HAB Java Green 1974-1980
HDM Juniper Green 1976-1978
HAW Kensington 1995-1998
HPD Le Mans Green 1993-2000
HFN Le mans Green 2001-2005
HFW Le mans Green 2001-2005
HCD Light Green 1988-1989
HMA Lime Flower 1970-1971
HCB Lincoln Green 1971-1984
HDK Misteltou 1978-1984
HES Moonstone Green 1999-2005
HAF Opalescent 1996-2000
HMW Opaline 1981-1985
HMT Peridot 1980-1982
HAF Poseidon 1978-1985
HEG Sage Green 1983-1986
HNB Silk Green 1987-1987
HNR Stone Grey 1987-1992
HCL Sylvan Green 1980-1984
HAD Tara Green 1976-1983
HCN Trident Green 1983-1986
HAG Triton Green 1980-1983
HCH Triton Green 1980-1983
HMF Tundra 1973-1976
HQR Tundra 2004-2005
HCJ Warwick Green 1976-1983
HME Wild Moss 1970-1972
HOR Willow Green 1996-1998
HPE Woodcote Green 1993-1999
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I have also noticed that HQM which is on the list as Aquamarine (was this the Rover name?), is what was applied to the facelift MG's as Goodwood Green. edit: I have just discovered this colour was used under the Aquamarine name on the 80th Anniversary TF
as above Goodwood Green is Aqua Marine also ... exactly same colour.

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Many Thanks for the link - will speak to my paint shop and give them a call..

by double entry I mean you have HFY listed twice, highlighted in green below

Cheers
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no HFY = arbour green 2002-2005 ? highlighted in green is an example of quote 1 here

see how confusing it gets.
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Doh - its too late for me, need bed ! I meant HQM is listed twice..


..or something..


I'm gone...thanks again !

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Doh - its too late for me, need bed ! I meant HQM is listed twice..


..or something..


I'm gone...thanks again !

Pete

you're welcome.

surely your paintshop people know how to mix/order paint anyhow!

dont forget to change your description under (where your avatar would be if you were a supporter) from brooklands,but will you use goodwood green or aqua marine as its been described used on the 80th anniversary? lol
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