UK – New source of small pots of Record Roundel blue enamel?

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  • #430902
    Daniel Loader
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    Couldn’t find any valspar that’s suggested on paul’s blog related to this.
    The next nearest seems to be a 500ml pot for £20ish, and that seems a bit steep and with 500ml I’d likely have enough paint to restore all the planes left in England.

    Any other suggestion for paints that are somewhat similar to BS381 110 paint?

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  • #431117
    Larry Geib
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    @lorenzojose

    Here’s close color equivalents for UK available Rated by color match.

    http://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp?cRange=BS%20381C&cRef=BS381%20110&metallic2=False

    In the USA, you can walk into any automotive paint store with the federal or Pantone number and they can match it.

    1/2 US pints is the smallest they sell.

    Also, artist acrylics can match anything if you know your way around a color wheel. Looks like Golden cobalt or ultramarine is a place to start.

    Or paints from a hobby shop, but I have less success using those.

    #431194
    Alan
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    @alan141

    Did you try B&Q? They may have larger stocks than the smaller stores. That’s where Paul went for Valspar Red and Blue, for Spokeshaves. When I went, they only had Insignia Red, no Blue.
    Or try their Mega/Hyper/Superstores.
    (Do you suppose Paul’s created a run in Valspar Paints too?)

    Engine Enamel from Motorist’s Supply Shops is tougher, but it’s not cheap either (£16 per can).
    The only drawback is all your refurbished tools will be the same colour.

    #431520
    Daniel Loader
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    @daniel-loader

    Went to B&Q today and found out they’ve stopped selling valspar enamel and now only do rustoleum tester pots. None of the colours on offer were remotely close to record blue/roundel blue.
    Shame really,

    #431541
    beauly
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    @beauly

    Have you tried the humbrol range of enamel paints in both gloss and matt. Check out http://www.humbrol.org

    #431546
    beauly
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    @beauly

    URL should have been http://www.humbrol.com not .org

    #431562
    Daniel Loader
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    @daniel-loader

    Humbrol do this chart

    Thinking midnight blue 15 gloss is the closest match to roundel blue. Guess it it’s not a major problem to be too far off, but if you’re refurbishing 3 tools it’d be nice to get something close to authentic for resell value if need be.

    #431612
    Alan
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    @alan141

    I have Insignia Red (B13), and Night Blue (B7). The Night Blue is a very-close match to my Record 071 Blue.

    Valspar Label says:

    Ask Valspar
    For help and advice please call our customer service team: 0844 736 9174.
    For inspiration and advice see valsparpaint.co.uk.
    The Valspar Corporation
    Reading, RG41 5TS

    Airfix enamels might work too. You’d get a much larger range of colours in Model Shops.

    #431625
    Daniel Loader
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    @daniel-loader

    Thanks for the tips, I’ve contacted valspar directly to ask how to get hold of the paint, if they can’t tell me that doesn’t bode well for their business model!

    If not, the £3-4 50ml humbrol enamel amazon sells will get given a go.

    #439296
    Daniel Loader
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    @daniel-loader

    Update: Ended up buying the humbrol as valspar didn’t seemingly want to sell me any paint, customer services only want to deal with trade customers or bigger orders and since B&Q stopped stocking it, that’s basically put it out of reach for restoration touch up jobs.

    The humbrol isn’t a perfect match but it’s within tolerances of Records various shades used over the years, it’s a smidgen lighter than their darkest older tools and it’s darker than the more modern 80s onwards stuff.

    #475450
    Andrew Gardiner
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    @101nut

    For the collective brain, I have found https://www.stationaryengineparts.com/BS381C-110-Roundel-Blue-Record-Vice-Blue.html
    Still 500ml minimum but cheaper than the OP’s option and BS381C Roundel Blue so should be a good match and made for brush application so the finish should be good.

    #485017
    Paul Dallender
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    @pompeyexile

    PlastiKote also do B13 insignia red in small pots (59ml). Ive seen it for sale at £2.89 plus £1.95 delivery here in the UK from Toolshed. Also £5.53 free delivery on Ebay.

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

    #554968
    Michael Doto
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    @glory2god

    I’m quite late to the party here, yet after some searching I came across a source for the Record vice & plane blue. It’s called Roundel Blue

    I found it Here

    The color is BS381C 110 Roundel Blue – Record Vice Blue and the color code is CMYK: 44; 35; 0; 55 or sRGB: 64; 74; 114.

    I hope this helps others searching.

    #555108
    cragglerock
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    @cragglerock

    Or perhaps signwriting enamel paints will come close https://www.handover.co.uk/one-shot-colour-chart

    #555141
    Larry Geib
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    @lorenzojose

    Stationary Engine Parts in the U.K. sells Paragon Paints Record Roundel blue.
    500 ml for £13.50

    https://www.stationaryengineparts.com/BS381C-110-Roundel-Blue-Record-Vice-Blue.html

    <edit> I see it’s already been mentioned.

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