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Triumph paint codes 1975 – 1981

Home Forums TR3OC Members Forum Triumph paint codes 1975 – 1981

This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Pete Esser Pete Esser 1 month, 1 week ago.

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  • #7707
    Pete Esser
    Pete Esser
    Participant

    Does anyone know where I could obtain the paint codes from the Meriden/Small Heath era? I’m trying to track down the candy apple red/black scheme as used on the 1979/80 140E export model. I don’t want to use cardinal red on the T160.

  • #7710
    Ian Bradshaw
    Ian Bradshaw
    Participant

    Unfortunately nothing was set in stone regarding paint codes at Triumph. Just try getting a code for the Aquamarine Trident. I have used John Chrichlow, Tricolour, telephone 02476312777 or mobile 07773296826..  I have found that John has immense knowledge of Triumph paints from Meriden. Good luck

  • #7716
    Pete Esser
    Pete Esser
    Participant

    Thanks Ian, I’ll give him a call. I tried RS Paint, but the nearest they got was Cherokee Red which I think is off an earlier model and was too dark. I offered to send photo’s of bikes in the relevant colour in a variety of light conditions as a reference point, but they need to see an actual panel or tank to mix against.

  • #7717

    John Nelson
    Participant

    I’ve got a genuine original paint T140E 1979 m.y. home market tank on the shelf here in Coventry. You can borrow that for a scan of the black and candy apple red colours if that would help.

  • #7993
    Pete Esser
    Pete Esser
    Participant

    Contacted John Critchlow at MS Motorcycles and he was able to provide the paint in cellulose, which can be lacquered over with 2-pack provided, all trace of thinners has evaporated.

  • #8888
    Pete Esser
    Pete Esser
    Participant

    F233A0BC-4F07-427C-85FD-20C44A5150AFAB68AB56-9397-4BFF-BD55-AF66160E329DE87E531A-6AA7-4A00-9B03-8EDC6F6DB65E8D92910B-4869-400F-99F6-2FF96FE5BBE3C13EBBBD-4556-48A2-817A-85700AF7A285

    This the end result using the paint supplied by John Critchlow with a 2 pack clear lacquer sealing coat over the top. The key factor is make absolutely sure all of the cellulose thinner has evaporated before applying the 2 pack, eg, leave in a heated environment at min 70 Celsius for 24 hours.

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