AM General did offer a 383 CARC GREEN "look alike color"
they called Military Flat Green; Paint Code G5. As far as I remember true C.A.R.C.
(Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) was prohibited from being sprayed for a
variety of reasons in the Commercial HUMMER paint system inside the then new
Armour (Commercial HUMMER) Building. Therefore...AMG and their paint supplier at the time, Niles Chemical Paint (Company) had to come up with 383 CARC
Green, 383 CARC Brown, 383 CARC Black & 686 CARC Tan, "look alike colors"
formulated in Arcylic Urathane which OSHA, IOSHA & the EPA allowed to be used in
the Commercial HUMMER paint system.
Back then, I did hear rumors of 1 Civilian HUMMER (H1) that did get the
"Real Deal" CARC applied "somewhere" in the AMG factory complex, but did not catch up with it to confirm that before it got shipped.
I was contacted by an owner who was reading this article. I think we have found the CARC truck.
I was reading your "Hummer Paint codes" page, and at the bottom you indicate that you thought that you knew of one civi hummer that was painted in Real 383 CARC back then. Well I can tell you that it must be my 1994 VLCO that was painted in 383 CARC paint.
When I went to the factory to pick up my NEW truck in October of 1994, I asked if I could have some "touch-up paint" and I was told that they could not give me any because the paint was way to hard to use, and that I would need special equipment and protection to use this paint.
I asked why it was so special and they said that it was this new CARC paint, and that mine would be the only one to be painted with (for civi use) it because they had to move the body tub over to the military paint line and then back to the commercial line for further assembly, the cost was to great.
So, I still have the truck, and after 13 years of being outside all the time, It still looks great, and the CARC paint resists scratches and it heals itself (the scratches seem to heal after a day or two), and nothing sticks to it, amazing stuff. Let me know your thoughts....
Yours; Paul Gilmore,Toronto.
1994 VLCO Woodland Scapp