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  This topic is about my 1968 Triumph TR250
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Aphyle2012 Silver Member Eric Pyle
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA   USA
So I glass-beaded a number of rusty bits for my TR250, then wire-brushed the result. A near-mirror polished finish was the result of my efforts. While it looks pretty, I have very little idea what the bonnet latch original color should be. Should it be bare metal-color, engine-bay color, or Eastwood "cad-metal" color?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-11-30 12:14 AM by Aphyle2012.

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TR250Guy Tim Moore
Dayton, Ohio, USA   USA
1968 Triumph TR250 "TRminator"
I'm not 100% sure but I believe they were cadmium plated. I nickel plated mine but did not polish them to give them a satin finish.



1968 TR250 "TRminator"
Owned since 1980
Frame off rotisserie restoration completed in 11-2014 by myself and my brother


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Triumph Racer Patrick N
south bend, IN., USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "My First Triumph"
1962 Triumph TR4 "Big Red"
1964 Triumph TR4 "Ugly Duckling"
1971 Triumph Spitfire MkIV    & more
I would go with the cad color. At least TR6's were that way. Nice car,Tim. Looks like it has some bells & whistles!



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David DPS David S
Louisville, Kentucky, USA   USA
I believe that they appeared nickle plated. I could take a photo if it matters

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Aphyle2012 Silver Member Eric Pyle
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA   USA
It would certainly help, and I would appreciate it. I'm not going for perfect, just respectable. Thanks!

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racing1549 Brad Williams
Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA   USA
Tim Im in VA and getting ready to pull the body off my 68 Tr-250 and may need some ideas. Yours looks incredible! Hope you dont mind if I bother you in the Months to come. Brad

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TR250Guy Tim Moore
Dayton, Ohio, USA   USA
1968 Triumph TR250 "TRminator"
Hi Brad. Thanks, bother me all you wantsmiling smiley Ill be happy to try and answer any question you may have.



1968 TR250 "TRminator"
Owned since 1980
Frame off rotisserie restoration completed in 11-2014 by myself and my brother

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TuRtle5 Kevin Kelly
Absecon, NJ, USA   USA
1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster "Coral Mistress"
1959 Triumph TR3A "Drandulet"
1962 Triumph Vitesse "Ohtoseethelightofday"
1968 Triumph TR250    & more
Hi Eric- there are factory brochure and period press photos showing them both in body color and in cadmium. But I've always seen cad on cars since the 70's. Seems that you'd be correct either way.

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Aphyle2012 Silver Member Eric Pyle
Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA   USA
Thanks, Kevin. I was considering the Caswell Plating kit, so this would work fine for giving me a cad color.

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