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by Ron Joseph

February, 2006

Olive Drab Paint

Q. I have a 1950 M-38 Jeep that I want to have painted. Apparently I need a mixing code for the paint shop to match the Olive Drab army paint for the vehicle. Can you give me such a code or tell me where I might find it? Thanks.

A. The following web site gives you various shades of olive drab as it evolved during and after WWII. Select the version of olive drab that you wish to match. All of the color numbers, such as #34087, #33070, etc. refer to Federal Standard 595a color cards. Most paint companies have copies of the Fed. Std. 595a and some will be willing to match the color for you.

Best wishes,

Ron Joseph

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