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10-27-2006, 03:53 PM
My 69 TR was origionally signal red. A PO painted with a Ford off white. (choke,choke) I am going to repaint the car this winter. Does anyone have a paint code or chip number that I can use to get the origional color. If not, is there a color that is close. The car is going to be a driver. I would like the paint to be close, but I doubt that I will ever show the car in any big shows.

Any help would be appreciated

Pete /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/patriot.gif

10-27-2006, 04:07 PM
I would think if you go to your local automotive paint store and told them you wanted 1969 Triumph Signal Red they would have a book of paint chips you could look at to make sure it's the color you want. From there it's just a matter of having them mix it up for you.

10-27-2006, 04:30 PM
I live in the boonies. I asked them about the paint. I got that far away look. I am going to Cape Hatteras on a fishing trip next month. I might have time to stop at a parts store along the way.

Thanks, Pete

10-27-2006, 04:40 PM
A good store will have the code, or can scan a panel and match it.

10-27-2006, 04:50 PM
Mickey gave the PPG code here in a different thread.


Go to a PPG distributor usually listed in yellow pages not the local parts store.

Geo Hahn
10-27-2006, 05:19 PM
Like I said in that other thread...

Signal Red
Color Code 32
PPG/Ditzler Code 70966
ICI code 2829
Acme/Sherwin Williams Code 2989

I just gave them this info and got a beautiful Signal Red (House of Kolor paint).

Geo Hahn
10-27-2006, 05:21 PM
Some additional info from another source. Note: this info is unverified/untested so use at your own risk. I mention it because it may be more meaningful to some sources:

Lead: 5.81 / MSDS: DBU2

Tinting Guide:
DBU71520# SC
DMD670 587.7
DMD646 30.6
DMD617 1147.8
DBX695 1568.7

10-27-2006, 05:33 PM
I had a panel scanned from my TR3A at a Dupont store and in the Nason Ful-Thane 2K Urethane paint, it matched 1991 Honda Red Code: R63
If you need the mixing numbers for this brand of paint let me know.

10-27-2006, 06:07 PM
A thought. There is a color often called Porsche Red that is an absolute screamer. Can't say which red it is (I am sure there are a bunch of Porsche Red's) but I do know that the color is so red, almost an orange red, that it will catch your eye. Obviously not a TR color, but what a looker on a nice TR3. Why not go off course from normal and catch a few eyes?

Just me.


10-27-2006, 08:23 PM
Porsche red is called Guards Red.