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Ww2 desert painting

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Thinking of repainting my 1942 trmu in desert and wanted to know how these were painted and how much of the vehicle needs painting, were the chassis, underside etc painted.

 When I was in Iraq we were given a pot of paint and a broom and told to get on with it! Had a few runs in it!

was this the same for the vehicles sent out to the desert war or were they painted before being sent out?

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Most arrived to be painted in desert sand no fuss just exterior surfaces no crawling under nether  to paint no painting of the engine bay or inside hand or spray what ever was to hand

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Thank you, i thought that would be the case it’s just nice to get a bit of reassurance when committing  to a big change and want to make it look right. Any idea of the colour or was it whatever was available?

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What a great film and shows exactly what I needed to know, thank you. The colour schemes are very interesting and the methods used, at least they had paint brushes and spray guns!

It’s going to be quite a job!

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hi 

Just a point i noted with the Austin K2Y ambulance,

I have seen wartime pictures and the cab was left factory green,( but its wartime anything can happen)

from my own experience I found that the under side was also painted sandstone.

probably just a blow around.

PTO (modified air Compressor) the sump was also painted but no pictures taken at the time.

cab interior showing only 3 coats of paint, two being olive drab.

wartime picture middle east cab interior Austin K2y (1942)

 

 

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