You're thinking of King's order for Modified Measure 2. All ships currently in Measure 1 are to retain enough 5-D for one complete repaint of the hull returning the balance of 5-D to yard force for remanufacture into the new colors, upperworks may be painted in any combination of the new colors at the CO's discretion. WV's upperworks were a patchwork of different colors, which fits Modified Measure 2.
This would not in any way be reflected in the scunge line I mentioned. The scunge line was the small area of tidal waterline while CA and WV were sitting on the bottom and is just harbor gunk. You can clearly see it in the films and photos of their raising.
Don't forget the fleet order allowing 5-L to be used in lieu of 5-H for masts, yards and tops until 5-L stocks were depleted.
Also the 5-H barrier layer to prevent bleed through when painting over 5-D with new colors. Required when yard force does the painting, optional for ships force.
FWIW from all the films and photos that negatives exist that I went through (NO NEG photos I ignored for this)- I think CA is the only one in true Measure 1. MD I think was in the original Measure 12 with 5-D hull, 5-O (the original very dark 5-O carried over from the 1937 experiments) and 5-L. WV in incomplete Modified Measure 2, same for NV with the MS-5 false bow wave added. TN in the Measure 1 pattern with 5-S directly over 5-D. AZ repainting to MS-1 pattern directly over 5-D. OK I have no idea as she capsized so there are not photos of anything but her bottom that day and when righted she was so messed up you can;t tell much of anything.
Would that be the "line of scunge" that you speculated that showed WV was painted in Ms. 2??? You were pretty sure of yourself at the time, and called out all the doubters due to the mass of "evidence" only you had access to. Just asking...