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Barkychoc

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7,380 posts

87 months

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Saturday 27th December 2008 quote quote all
All, just to let you know former TVR factory sprayer Malcolm Ashworth (PH Potato Muncher) has give me a load of TVR factory paint code lists. They are in paper form at the moment, and I'm in the process of typing them up in excel, then I will convert & post them on PH.
I have already posted some info on General TVR (Sticki Wiki at the top) but I'm now not sure how accurate that is - some of the stuff I now have seems to conflict with that info so I will post it all and you can make your own mind up.
I thought General TVR was the best place as it applies to all models.
What is more useful with the stuff Malcolm has given me is that it has quite a few of the original manufacturers & paint codes listed.

If anyone is DESPERATE for paint code info PM me and I'll see what I can find.

I'm not sure how much of this will apply to Classics but there might be some useful info.

Chris






Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Thursday 29th January 2009 quote quote all
Just in case this is of any value to you; I believe the original paint color for 3428TM (1975) was BMW 1800 Tundra green.
B.

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

74 months

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Thursday 29th January 2009 quote quote all
How valid is this (other than interest) when most of the paint types can't be bought anymore?

Surely a good spectrometre and operator will produce a better match??

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Tuesday 10th February 2009 quote quote all
TVR_owner said:
How valid is this (other than interest) when most of the paint types can't be bought anymore?

Surely a good spectrometre and operator will produce a better match??
That depends on what you are attempting to accomplish; while the original paint type, cellulose laqueur for example, is often diffcult to find and a painter who knows how to work with it properly even more so, many manufacturers can provide modern products to match an older car's color. If you're interested in concourse, original paint colour is more important than panel matching.

leginigel

276 posts

67 months

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Sunday 15th February 2009 quote quote all
Hi just been talkeing about paint on another thead (my new toy)Have a look.The colour of my 79 taimar is allso a BMW colour but the first owner was charge an extra £90 for this.The colour is BMW night blue metallic.Hope this is of some help.
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TVR_owner

3,349 posts

74 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
Slow M said:
TVR_owner said:
How valid is this (other than interest) when most of the paint types can't be bought anymore?

Surely a good spectrometre and operator will produce a better match??
That depends on what you are attempting to accomplish; while the original paint type, cellulose laqueur for example, is often diffcult to find and a painter who knows how to work with it properly even more so, many manufacturers can provide modern products to match an older car's color. If you're interested in concourse, original paint colour is more important than panel matching.
Bernard,
I would have thought both were equally important for concours.

Original paint colour is a nice to have, but no use if the panel can't be matched due to 30 years of ageing. That' were the spectrometer comes in...!

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Monday 13th April 2009 quote quote all
TVR_owner said:
I would have thought both were equally important for concours.
John,
I wish you were 100% right but, on this side of the water, judges still prefer totally over-restored cars. Old cars with modern paint do very well.
B.

jellison

12,719 posts

160 months

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Tuesday 31st August 2010 quote quote all
Slow M said:
TVR_owner said:
How valid is this (other than interest) when most of the paint types can't be bought anymore?

Surely a good spectrometre and operator will produce a better match??
That depends on what you are attempting to accomplish; while the original paint type, cellulose laqueur for example, is often diffcult to find and a painter who knows how to work with it properly even more so, many manufacturers can provide modern products to match an older car's color. If you're interested in concourse, original paint colour is more important than panel matching.
Please don't say the word Concours! wink

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Thursday 16th September 2010 quote quote all
jellison said:
Please don't say the word Concours! wink
Uh, sorry.

jellison

12,719 posts

160 months

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Friday 17th September 2010 quote quote all
Easily offended.

Granny Fan

33 posts

41 months

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Saturday 5th February 2011 quote quote all
Hi Barky choc, I have a '61 MK2a Grantura, original colour "Blue" on log book. From old pictures of this car it looks similar to a BMC Trafalgar Blue. I would be very interested to see these codes, does it go back to this age of car?

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Thursday 19th January 2012 quote quote all
'74 M painted white. Any ideas whose colour range it is from?

Best,
B

jellison

12,719 posts

160 months

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Thursday 19th January 2012 quote quote all
Slow M said:
'74 M painted white. Any ideas whose colour range it is from?

Best,
B
Most likely a "British Standard Car colour" - Google that list and you should find the charts.

Most likely on one of the links from here http://www.e-paint.co.uk/BS381%20Colourchart.asp

J

Slow M

1,899 posts

89 months

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Tuesday 24th January 2012 quote quote all
J,
Thanks.

Best,
B.

oldgeebee

302 posts

39 months

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Sunday 19th February 2012 quote quote all
My '79 3000S has the paint code S1691-AB on a plaque in the engine bay. As I'm about to strip and respray and since the original paint is blistered and faded, can anyone offer a cross-ref to this TVR code? To me it was always "metallic grey" but I guess that narrows it down to less than 50 modern codes!
GB

alphaone

561 posts

56 months

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lukebryan

21 posts

15 months

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Tuesday 5th November 2013 quote quote all
I do not know if there is already information on the forum but I am trying to find the modern equivalent for silver fox paint....the old code being 25411.
Thanks for any help, Luke

Mr Tiger

135 posts

11 months

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Thursday 6th March quote quote all
Does the '/M' at the end of some paint codes mean metallic?

Chris

tvrmallorca

92 posts

21 months

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Wednesday 30th April quote quote all
Sorry to hi jack the thread but does anyone know the colour and paint code that was used when they use to race lemans. It some kind of off white/cream.

Also anyone have any car drawings of the decals used?
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