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spineguru
01-29-2007, 04:54 PM
My TR3 is red, but is not the original red. It was repainted in the 80's with a red that was a standard color from Jaguar at the time (according to my dad). I have a few chips I need to color in and I am wondering if any of you have any touch up paint recommendations (brand / where to get it / etc).

thanks.

Harry_Ward
01-29-2007, 04:58 PM
Some recommend this link I have not tried it.

https://www.langka.com/

roofman
01-29-2007, 05:01 PM
Most major cities have a Sherwin Williams automotive paint store seperate from the house paint stores.

martx-5
01-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Tower Paint (https://www.towerpaint.com/automotive.html) is another source you might look into. They carry paint codes back into the thirties, or can color match for you, which will probably be the best alternative, because red is a color that is prone to fading.

Andrew Mace
01-29-2007, 05:51 PM
Presumably the entire car is that same nonoriginal color? To be safe, I'd take the spare tire door to an automotive paint supplier and let their scanner / computer analyze and match paint for you.

01-29-2007, 06:32 PM
Presumably the entire car is that same nonoriginal color? To be safe, I'd take the spare tire door to an automotive paint supplier and let their scanner / computer analyze and match paint for you.


That works very well. Actually, most paint suppliers have a portable hand-held unit that they will take out to the parking lot. They will shoot 4 different locations on the car and the computer will get an average. The match is very close. I chose to have the paint mixed up in 1/2 pint quantity in acrylic enamel. Acrylic enamel dries fast, great for touch-ups, may need a few thin layers to build up, and dries with a shine. I use a very fine artist's brush.