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    white tr7 paint

    while i have the engine and transmission out of my '81 tr7 i thought that i would clean up the engine compartment (battery tray). am wondering if my local parts store's supply of auto spray paint would supply a near correct version of white to match the white used for '81 tr7's. i have found bright white, oxford white, snow white, gm white, etc.

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    Hey Philman, have taken a paint chip into a good auto paint store, where they can match it, and mix the correct paint into a spray can. Price is usually quite reasonable.

    Or failing that, just paint some flames on the inside of engine compartment- no one will notice the battery tray area.

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    Philman,
    Try <williamwolf.com>. They sent me some TR6-correct colour some time back that they matched off the Triumph colour chart. Best colour match I ever got, even from my body man. Pricey. Better to get a pint mixed up and use a spray jar you can get from NAPA. Their pre-loaded spray cans don't go very far. Great for engine compartments, trunks and interiors. Can even get clear coat in the spray.

    Bill

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    A call to Tower Paint (1-800-779-6520) will get you spray cans made up to match your color code.

    You don't need the paint manufacturer's code, just the Triumph code will do.

    I have used their paints on both cars and the match is perfect for both the Signal Red and TRG. Had to do a large (square foot) area on the TR4 and it polished up beautifully.

    I think they can do both enamel and lacquer.

    Not cheap, especially the shipping, so I ordered enough to have some on hand.

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    ok, commision plate gives a paint code of "NCF" which on a TR8 website comes up as "pendelican white" and they also give a BLVC code of 215 and unipart code of 6089. My local auto paint supplier can't seem to cross any of this data and wants a paint chip. problem is paint is so good i can't get a chip off anyplace but the battery box which appears slightly discolored, and is where I wanted to paint. There is a tag on the left side near the fender with "GCP 300393" is this a paint code? will try tower paints and wolf paints on monday. [img]graemlins/driving.gif[/img]

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    Mine has a "body" number under the hood near LH fender too, as do most or all of the 7's. Nobody seems to know what it means, but it's not a paint code. Does anyone know what a "pendelican" is?

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    A group of five pelicans?

    [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    For paint info, I was able to cross the Triumph Pearl White code at PPG. Took a while, but found a great match.

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    I think it's a penned pelican as opposed to a penciled pelican. Or maybe a freed pelican. [img]graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    I think its the schfunktus that attaches to the pernundl down by the hootendauber thingy. [img]graemlins/devilgrin.gif[/img]

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    More seriously, if you call a store that sells Spies Hecker paints, the maker code is 051 and with the paint code off the car, their system will give them a formula to mix your color. any store that wants a chip off your car is tech challenged and greatly suspect.
    MD(mad dog)

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    Re: white tr7 paint

    my local auto paint supplier say they have it, so does towerpaints.com. thanks for all the help. philman

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