Hummer Paint Codes
Updated April 19, 2016
|Grey Interior||Duplicolor VS 8 Medium Gray Vinyl paint is an exact match|
|383 Green Carc||1992 - 1997||G5||N1433A|
|Black Semi Gloss||1992 - 1993||B5||N5476A|
|Black S/G, Accent||B2||N5241A|
|Blue Gloss||1992 - 1995||L12||DCC4251|
|Blue Metallic||1996 - 1996||L16||DCC19793|
|Burgundy Metallic||1996 - 1997||P17||DCC52164|
|Candy Apple Red||1998||R19||DFHS71698|
|Green Gloss||1993 - 1998||G10||DCC4215|
|Night Storm Charcoal||1999||B21|
|Plum Gloss||1993 - 1995||P13||DCC4465|
|Red Gloss||1992 - 1997||R7||DCC4679|
|Red Semi Gloss||1992 - 1993||R1||N5382A|
|Tan Gloss||1993 - 1997||T11||N5613A|
|Tan Semi Gloss||1992 - 1993||T4||N5033A|
|White Semi Gloss||1992||W1||N5474A|
The years listed are just a guide. Ones with no end could be still in use.
Most Professional painters custom match colors. The paint stores have equipment to optically read a color and custom formulate the paint. This is done because paint changes color over time due to exposure to the elements. Painting with a stock color will often cause a color mismatch.
AMG paint code cross reference. PPG has a help line, 1-800-245-2590 or 440-572-6100, ask for the "Color Library"
Most AMG colors are GM.
Just had mine PPG painted with the 1996 original silver color. The warranty slip indicates: Northern Indiana Paint 574-674-5911
surface clean DX 330
metal prep DPX 171
primer K 36
catalyst/hardener K 201
primer surfacer NCS 2004
activator/hardener NCX 2200
reducer/activator DT 895
clearcoat D 894
reducer/activator DT 895
Hardener D 887
I bought my 383 green, brown and black CARC replacement paint from RAPCO.
They also sell pre packed Aerosol cans for small jobs like yours.
But Army Jeep Parts sells the Gillespie coatings paint too.
I've used Niles Chemical Paint Company in Niles Michigan for my military paint in the past. They were an original source when my truck was produced.
You may buy Zenthane or Zenthane Plus (depending on whether you want the original 2 part or the new 1 part air catalyzed) from Hentzen Coatings which is the trade name and supplier of CARC to the govt. By the way the formulation is almost exactly the same as Imron. They are all Polyurethane paints. If you hace trouble locating Zenthane, then just have a body shop supplier mix up some Black Imron or Awlgrip and add the flattening agent. Thin with Zylene for spraying at normal temps. Most of the surplus dealers have CARC in flat black.
Here is a quick run down of what you will need to do on the aluminum:
1) mechanically clean corrosion by sanding, etc
2) treat surface with Alodine (this is a chemical conversion coating)
3) spray with vinyl wash primer (you can skip this step and go right to the next step)
4) prime with a high quality epoxy prime like Alumigrip (aircraft quality)
5) top coat with your color paint.
The above products can be purchased through Aviall who are an aircraft parts distribution company located just off Pearson International Airport. You should also be able to buy the products from any good automotive paint supplier. The supplier will have the spec sheets for each products that will give you prep info along with mix ratios, dry time, etc.
Before you reassemble the parts you must ensure that there is no direct contact between the aluminum and steel. On the aircraft we use a sealant as a barrier between the parts. The sealant that we use is PRC Proseal and there is also one made by a company called Flamemaster. Again both these products are available through Aviall. PRC is made by Courtaulds and there should also be a distributor around Toronto other than Aviall.
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. (see history)