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#870165 01/25/2022 6:41 PM
by vincentBSA
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...
Thanks for your help
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by wildbill
Here is my 1969 T120R tank. The colors are from Don Hutchinson are are Olympic Fame and Alaskan White
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by Irish Swede
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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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by R Moulding
R Moulding
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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by vincentBSA
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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by vincentBSA
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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by R Moulding
R Moulding
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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