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Hello everybody,
I wan't to paint my gas tank (1969 TR6C) with the colour Trophy red and silver sheen center stripe lined gold.
Can i find a modern painting corresponding to "trophy red" and "silver sheen" colours ?
My painter want use his paints and i must found the match paint...
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In the UK a Nissan red and a Volvo silver are used, both old 1980's codes but will post them tomorrow after I get the paint cans out.

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Vincent,
Trophy red was originally a candy colour, that means it was a translucent red applied over a ( in this case ) silver base coat. Depends how fussy you want to be but a solid red would be incorrect. I’ll post some pics later.


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i had one of my 76 bonnie tanks done in candy red and very happy with it, but after i had given it to the painter i was thinking i might use the candy red used on late model mazdas - it looks very close and i suspect they dont use the traditional candy method, but haven't checked
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sorry, looks like i can't just add a photo - it wants a url - not sure why

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This is the top of an OE paint 69 TR6C, note there is no silver racing stripe. I've never seen the stripe on any 69 TR6R or TR6C models, both were simply painted Trophy red with only the guards on the TR6R getting a centre stripe. Im happy to see evidence to the contrary.
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You can see how the paint has faded when compared to this pic of a 69 TR6R rear guard.
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Interesting,
indeed, all the period documents that I had seen did not show the gray band

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Interesting, I thought I was the only one! After much searching online I also decided not to go with the silver stripe in my basket case repaint.

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A picture looking out over France for you Vincent. ;-)

Where in Fr are you based?


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My paint tins are marked

Datsun Red 630

Volvo Jubilee Silver

Both are metallic's and not candies so if you want a candy the Datsun Red will not give you that.

This was for painting a 4 Gal Home market TR6 tank so it did have the silver side panels with rest red and possibly the guards had a central silver stripe over red but very likely wrong on that.

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Originally Posted by kommando
My paint tins are marked

Datsun Red 630

Volvo Jubilee Silver

Both are metallic's and not candies so if you want a candy the Datsun Red will not give you that.

This was for painting a 4 Gal Home market TR6 tank so it did have the silver side panels with rest red and possibly the guards had a central silver stripe over red but very likely wrong on that.

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Originally Posted by BigBars
Interesting, I thought I was the only one! After much searching online I also decided not to go with the silver stripe in my basket case repaint.

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A picture looking out over France for you Vincent. ;-)

Where in Fr are you based?

I'm From south east of France, near Aix en Provence

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It is always a question of making, or not, a 100% original painting. I am also tempted to change the paint for that of 68 which I like a lot, "hi-fi riviera blue"

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Also notice Rod's under-the-seat photo, which shows the three-message "sticker" on top of the oil tank.

1969 was the first year this sticker replaced the decals on Triumph oil tanks ('68 tanks had three separate decals in this location.)
However, the "TROPHY 650" emblem on the fuel tank is still a decal.

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The bike pictured in Rod's post is mine. Both photos are the same bike. I have a restoration thread, although its really just a refresh, on triumph rat. My user name there is Happyfeet. Several good pictures and a bit of history on the bike are shared there. The bike is a TR6R with a Trophy tank, not the Tiger tank. The fuel tank was likely swapped at the dealership at the time of sale when new, but I don't have the full story about it. If I could, I'd post pics on this site, but as of right now, I cannot or do not know how. Hope this helps!


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Here is my 1969 T120R tank. The colors are from Don Hutchinson are are Olympic Fame and Alaskan White

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Originally Posted by vincentBSA
Where in Fr are you based?

I'm From south east of France, near Aix en Provence

Ooh , the nice warm part!


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UK TR6 1969, very much road based.

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and as I remember mine from back in the 80's except the tank grid.

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I think the '68 and '69 Triumphs had the best looking colors and paint schemes of all the Triumphs.

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