Sprint Can Anyone Name The Colour Of My Sprint

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  1. alan ramsay

    alan ramsay Member

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    Hi , can anyone kindly tell me what colour of green my sprint is ( it is my avatar)and with a bit of luck the engine too although I feel the engine has been painted before I bought it ,thanks all...
     
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  2. Adie P

    Adie P Elite Member

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    I'm not 100% certain on this but I THINK the factory denomination for the colour of your SPRINT is Heritage Green. I think it differs very slightly from Tridents of the era that were British Racing Green - again, don't quote me on it, but the Fowlers web page for panels of the model shows both colours :-

    https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/part...rk-decals-british-racing-green-heritage-green

    The engine colour is likely to be even more problematic to match. I recall going on a very early factory tour in 1992 or '93 and one of the few places they wouldn't allow visitors was in the area where engine finishing was carried out - we were told that the finishing process was a new technology and a very closely guarded secret! Make of that what you will. Engine colours for the early 90's were mainly a standard 'silver' finish but the gunmetal grey and black colours were introduced in the mid '90s, I think. There's a thread on here (from many years ago but updated, I think) giving all the (known) paint codes, it's here :-

    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/full-list-of-hinckley-triumph-paint-codes.1768/

    Not sure that helps a great deal but good luck with it and perhaps if you do find something that's certifiably correct you could return and update all this?
     
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  3. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Elite Member

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    Gangrene?
     
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  4. Rog

    Rog New Member

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    Hi Alan -- looks the same as my Sprint. Have a look at this site:

    https://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/colours.php

    They seem to specialise in bike paints, and you just select your make, model and year and get a list of the colours that were produced.
    Mine's a '96 and it gives British Racing Green Metallic, with Slate Grey Metallic engine.
    Not bought any paint from them, so can't say how good the match is.

    Adie P's link for the paint code list is pretty good too.

    Hope this helps.

    Rog
     
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  5. alan ramsay

    alan ramsay Member

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    Thanks very much , I will use your info and dig a bit deeper into this misnomer and of course I shall post any results either good or bad as I find out , I have a scrape on the tank , not big but would like a touch up pen or similar , my bike is 1997 so the gunmetal grey seems to be spot on and the green I actually thought may have been british racing green but now you have given me more info I have changed my mind , watch this space and thanks very much for the links etc
    Alan
     
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  6. alan ramsay

    alan ramsay Member

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    #6 alan ramsay, Jul 21, 2021
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    Got a result ,Paint is Mettalic British Racing Green ,paint code 461210101 T3120300-HA and the engine Slate Grey Paint code 1754 T3120300-LB ,paint touch in ordered ,cannot thank you enough
    Alan
     
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  7. Rog

    Rog New Member

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    Glad the info was useful -- keep us inmates posted as to how good a match it is.
     
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