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Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:05 pm
by sjdcov
Hi everyone!

Now, I know I've seen a thread about this on here before but for the life of me I cannot find it. I need some touch up paint for my coupe, but I cannot find the paint code for pearlescent tahiti blue. Can anyone post it below so I can begin the little bits that need doing.

I know that not all tahiti blues are made equal, as I read that on the now evasive thread, so does anyonr onow where to get the best one from?

Thanks all

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:14 pm
by montegoman
It should be JRJ. As far as I know there have only ever been 3 Tahiti Blue colours. The first was a solid blue JMP in 1974 - 77, then JRJ that you will find on Longbridge cars from 1992 to 2003 and then JNO that was available for a brief time on Cowley built 75s. 1999 - 2000.

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:36 pm
by sjdcov
montegoman wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:14 pm
It should be JRJ. As far as I know there have only ever been 3 Tahiti Blue colours. The first was a solid blue JMP in 1974 - 77, then JRJ that you will find on Longbridge cars from 1992 to 2003 and then JNO that was available for a brief time on Cowley built 75s. 1999 - 2000.
Many thanks for the code, certainly looks close after typing the paint code in and seeing what came up. Any trusted sources for paint? I know Rimmer Bros used to sell it but it's showing up as unavailable :headbanging

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:29 pm
by Kriss707
Here's the Tahiti Blue info from Glasurit...

JAE (BLVC65) .... Tahiti Blue...... 1974-1980.... Listed under MG Rover.... 1 Shade

JNO (BLVC1308). Tahiti Blue...... 1996-2001.... Listed under MG Rover...... 1 Shade

JRJ (BLVC965)..... Tahiti Blue Mica... 1997-2002..... Listed under Land Rover..... 3 Shades

JRJ (BLVC965)..... Tahiti Blue Mica.... 1992-2003....... Listed under MG Rover..... 3 Shades

JMP...... No Result

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:30 am
by richard moss
I recently bought some from Halfords, although they may need to order it in

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:30 pm
by GTiJohn
JAE (BLVC65) .... Tahiti Blue...... 1974-1980.... Listed under MG Rover.... 1 Shade I think this is a solid, 'French' blue, used on Triumphs

JNO (BLVC1308). Tahiti Blue...... 1996-2001.... Listed under MG Rover...... 1 Shade

JRJ (BLVC965)..... Tahiti Blue Mica... 1997-2002..... Listed under Land Rover..... 3 Shades

JRJ (BLVC965)..... Tahiti Blue Mica.... 1992-2003....... Listed under MG Rover..... 3 Shades Be careful to get the right shade as they are slightly different. Quoting the year might help

JMP...... No Result

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:29 pm
by montegoman
JAE and JMP are both 1974 - 77. They are a solid blue used across Austin, Morris, MG and Triumph. I guess one was Longbridge and one was Cowley or possibly one was Triumph and one Austin-Morris.

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:07 pm
by Kriss707
With regards to the various shades, paint suppliers will have Colour Chips to compare to your cars paintwork.

The company I work for (Morelli Group) can also scan your vehicle & either mix by the Litre or make Aerosols while you wait. Scanning colours is recommended as some colours 'weather' over the years.

Halfords make you wait because they get Aerosols made by local paint suppliers such as Morelli, LKQ etc. Oh yeah & they also put their Mark-up on it too.

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:30 am
by Colonel Mustard
Forgive me if I am missing the point, but I thought the three letter paint code for all BL/ARG/Rover cars from about 1980 onwards was stamped on the VIN plate?

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:27 pm
by Kriss707
Yes it is

Bottom left box marked Paint XXX. Indicates body exterior colour.

The next box marked Trim XXX. Indicates interior Trim level, design & colour.

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:24 pm
by sjdcov
richard moss wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:30 am
I recently bought some from Halfords, although they may need to order it in
Is the Halfords paint any good. My local Halfords didn't have any when I checked although they did have the gap on the shelf. The lady behind the till said they would be able to get some ordered in for me but didn't seem too sure. (She gave me distinctive 'new employee' vibes).

If their paint is good then I shall probably get it from there, the local paint shop that I trusted for my Mitsubishi went the way of all too many small independent businesses a few months ago :sad

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:58 pm
by Cromp85
Im not sure what your paint code is but this might be what you need:
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-VEP100220

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:43 pm
by richard moss
sjdcov wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:24 pm

Is the Halfords paint any good. My local Halfords didn't have any when I checked although they did have the gap on the shelf. The lady behind the till said they would be able to get some ordered in for me but didn't seem too sure. (She gave me distinctive 'new employee' vibes).

If their paint is good then I shall probably get it from there, the local paint shop that I trusted for my Mitsubishi went the way of all too many small independent businesses a few months ago :sad
I think that it was a pretty good colour match, when all is said and done. Metallics are hard to match but I was happy

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:27 pm
by 961tat
One way would be to take of the fuel filler cover and take to you local car paint supplier and get him to match your paint , they usually do aerosol ready mix and then you will know you have a good match .

Re: Rover Tahiti Blue

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:49 am
by R8SRGR8
My local Halfords usually stock 2 x Tahiti Blues but the one which seems to match closest is Tahiti Blue 1993 which seems to match previous posts. Depends how weather beaten your existing paint is.