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Howdy everyone.

Wondering if there's a specific source for Triumph paint codes and details such as pin stripe colors & widths, fender stripe info etc.

Looking, specifically, to replicate the black & silver color scheme of this 1966 home market 6TA, as seen here, in this UK catalog of that year

Thanks in advance.
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It has been mentioned before that a cross match list to commonly used colours from other automotive makes would be handy, even if they aren't exactly the same. As an example I used to use Leyland Blaze as Grenadier red, which was a close match and Ford Polar white as the matching whaite pint. This is very handy for those of us that like to or have to do our own painting. Any takers for other matches? there is a current Ford colour which looks close to Spring gold, just don't know what its called yet.


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As far as paint codes go, no. The scheme you are trying to replicate is pretty straight forward though. Whilst today you can have a multitude of different blacks I suspect in 66 you could have black or not black. So when you buy paint ask your supplier for straight black paint. The second colour is known as " Silver Sheen ". This is a metallic silver formulated when metallics were still in their infancy, what that means is that the metallic ( Aluminium ) particles are very fine when compared with a modern version. Paint manufacturers were concerned that if they went too coarse they would block the painters guns. So you are looking for fine almost grey silver. This is the colour as supplied by John Critchlow...

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As far as layouts go, I have been working on a post on and off for a while

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/752995/1

Keep in mind that neither of the 66 bikes I have seen you post pictures of have a Home Market tank so visually your paint layout should look like the 66 TR6R in this thread.


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I ordered some black paint a while back, and after some discussion this was amended to black black.

This ensured that it had no component red, blue, green, yellow or any other colour you can think of
added to it in the formulation stage. It was noticeably blacker than what I've seen before.

I have seen it said that there is no black like BMW Black, but perhaps you don't want to go down that path !

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I just saw a Suzuki in the colour Crystal Lime. Does anyone thank that's a close match for Spring gold?


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