BMC Australia Paint Colours

As the paint that was used on Australian assembled cars was sourced locally, the colours used on Australian cars are different to those from the UK. Details of the paint type and colour can be found on the compliance plate which is attached in the engine bay just above the car battery.

The paint colour name was prefixed with a single digit representing the paint type:
1 - Enamel
3 - Laquer
4 - Acrylic Enamel

The paint colour name was also followed by another single digit representing the paint manufacturer:
1 - BALM
2 - Lusteroid
3 - Berger
4 - Brolite
5 - Taubman
6 - Spartan

Following is a complete set of Balm Paint chips for the years 1963 - 67 for the BMC Australia product range. It must be remembered that the BMC product range covered a number of marques such as Austin, Austin-Healey, Morris, MG, Wolseley, etc.. and that not all of these colours ended up on Freeway's and 24/80's. Balm Paints became Dulux and around 1999 Dulux sold their Automotive and Refinish paint sections to PPG. Each of the colours has a numeric code associated with it, by adding a preceding zero to a code, that code is still recognised by PPG distributors.

Click on any of the following charts to see the full page of colour chips (Note: due to differences in computer monitors the colours may not be displayed exact on your screen).

BMC Service Bulletins

Service bulletins were confidential documents issued to BMC dealerships & service centres only. They contained technical information that often went far beyond what was covered in a regular workshop manual. The information contained in most of these bulletins is just as uselful to enthusiasts today as when it was originally released. 

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