TR7 & TR8 Paint Code Data

With regard to purchasing the paint, this should be done through an accredited paint supplier, or spray shop, which has the facilities to mix the paint to the correct colour specification. If the original colour is to be retained then the colour code can be found on the commission plate- however, if the colour is to be changed to an alternative within the TR7/8 range of colours then the appropriate colour code will be required. In this respect I have detailed below a chart of as complete a range of TR7/8 colours, together with their codes, that I have been able to find. If anyone knows of any colours that I have missed please let me know.

In addition to the colour codes I have also, included the range of touch up paints that were/are available. Unfortunately some of these are becoming somewhat hard to obtain but I have highlighted the ones still available from Unipart. A word of warning, if you find a tin of Touch Up paint or an Aerosol in an Autojumble make sure it has not dried out and gone hard.

To assist with understanding the chart, I would make the following comments:

a) COLOUR: The colour designation given by B.L. as part of the TR7/8 range.

b) COMM PLATE CODE: This is the Paint Code found on the commission plate. (located on the drivers door or suspension turret)

c) BLVC CODE: This was the code used by B.L. to indicate the paint colour on the vehicle's body record.

d) GAP Number: This is the abbreviation for G'eneral A’erosol. P'aint part number which although being obsolete for some years can still be found on the shelves of some garages or accessory shops.

e) GTU Number: This is the abbreviation for G’eneral T’ouch U’p paint part number, also obsolete as with the GAP number.

f) PNM Number: This is the current rationalised number for the touch up and aerosol paints The suffix letter denotes what it is - i.e. suffix A denotes aerosol can, suffix B denotes brush in lid can and suffix C denotes the touch up pencil.

g) ALT CODE: In some cases an alternative code has been used on the plate to denote the colour. The reason for this I have been unable to ascertain.

h) AV: The colours denoted by *A or *AC in this column are the only ones currently available on the Unipart price list and should be used in conjunction with the PNM numbers.

EXAMPLE: Platinum Silver Metallic:

Paint Code on commission plate.................................................................................MCA

Alternative Paint Code...............................................................................................none

Additional B.L. Code.................................................................................................216

Obsolete Aerosol Can number....................................................................................GAP629

Obsolete Touch Up Pencil Number.............................................................................Not offered

Current Aerosol Can Number......................................................................................PNM6093A - available

Current Touch Up Pencil Number...............................................................................PNM6093C - available

Current Brush in Can number.....................................................................................PNM9063B-no longer Stocked