-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry

on this site
current topics
Live! From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: Welcome to the world's most popular metal finishing website

topic 26789

Color Codes--How to determine what they are specifying


I am in the process of having a company reproduce an official organizational patch. Obviously, the original patch is faded from washing, because of dust through the years.

I possess a copy of an official organization approval document (Air Force approval) signed by a Colonel authorizing the patch to be manufactured during the 1960s. The color codes in question are:

65023 Yellow
65010 Blue

Since unable to locate a business in the United States that manufactures patches, I have contacted several companies that do business with foreign manufactures. The problem is the operators overseas are not able to cross reference the color codes identified above with current cable yarn numbers.

I would appreciate assistance.

Robert E. Johnson
Private individual - Surprise, Arizona, USA


Robert, those aren't from Fed-Std-595B on "Colors Used in Government Procurement", whose original issue came out in March 1956. So it is from some other color nomenclature scheme- sorry I couldn't help. Good luck!

lee gearhart
Lee Gearhart


A Google search turned up a military site that crosses YE0102 YELLOW, COLOR ASSN OF THE US, 65023. The same site crosses BU0117 BLUE, ULTRAMARINE, COLOR ASSN OF THE US, 65010

Tom Gallant
- Long Beach, California, USA

If you have a question in mind which seems off topic, please Search the Site

ADD a Q, A, or Comment on THIS topic START an UNRELATED topicView CURRENT HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2019, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.