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Old 5th Sep 2017, 11:50 am   #1
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Default What colour would a Navy box be?

Iím in the process of repairing an Admiralty pattern Avo 2 panel tester which has its original box, which was in a poor state and had previously been badly painted. It is now stripped back glued back together and repaired. It is currently in Grey primer and I would like some advice on what the correct colour to finish it should be.
It appears they were in either BS381 697 light Admiralty Grey or Dark Grey 632 probably with a satin finish, I deduced this from another Navy spares box I have which was in better condition.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 2:01 pm   #2
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Default Re: What colour would a Navy box be?

Having done stuff for the Navy it seems to be...
Outside small, gloss.
Outside large (the ship) satin, brush paint, light or dark, depends on operating area.
Inside fixed, light satin. (it can get very dark in the bowels of a ship and less glare)
Portable, light gloss (a harder finish and you can see it)
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