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Barkychoc

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7,557 posts

101 months

Saturday 27th December 2008
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

Thursday 29th January 2009
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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

88 months

Thursday 29th January 2009
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

Tuesday 10th February 2009
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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

297 posts

81 months

Sunday 15th February 2009
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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.

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

88 months

Tuesday 17th February 2009
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

Monday 13th April 2009
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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

12,769 posts

174 months

Tuesday 31st August 2010
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

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

jellison

12,769 posts

174 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Easily offended.

Granny Fan

36 posts

55 months

Saturday 5th February 2011
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

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

Best,
B

jellison

12,769 posts

174 months

Thursday 19th January 2012
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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

2,259 posts

103 months

Tuesday 24th January 2012
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J,
Thanks.

Best,
B.

oldgeebee

304 posts

53 months

Sunday 19th February 2012
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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

823 posts

70 months

Sunday 19th May 2013
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lukebryan

35 posts

29 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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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

308 posts

25 months

Thursday 6th March 2014
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Does the '/M' at the end of some paint codes mean metallic?

Chris

tvrmallorca

213 posts

35 months

Wednesday 30th April 2014
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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?

Graham

15,742 posts

181 months

Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Current Paint code for anyone looking for silver fox ( 2014)

ICI Nexa A/3/xsc00352 Ford Silver Fox (thanks vixen1700)