LCGB Forums

The ability to post messages is restricted to LCGB members. Any questions contact us at lcgbadmin@googlemail.com

S3 Tv 175 colour

Need specific detail for a particular model, or just found something strange and interesting and want to know if its original. All attention to detail seekers report here!
Strict no chatter

S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Bri1951 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:12 pm

I have just completely stripped my series 3TV175 175TV3 532196, down for complete refurbish, it was badly painted black, but when stripping it appears to have been originally 8039 Apple Green, being 1964 I would have thought it was too early to have been this colour from new, thoughts please
Bri1951
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Paul Slack » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:07 am

Do you have any pics?
User avatar
Paul Slack
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: Killamarsh, North Derbyshire

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Rich Oswald » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:04 pm

Bri1951 wrote:I have just completely stripped my series 3TV175 175TV3 532196, down for complete refurbish, it was badly painted black, but when stripping it appears to have been originally 8039 Apple Green, being 1964 I would have thought it was too early to have been this colour from new, thoughts please


That would have been very rare indeed if it was Apple Green from original. Vittorio Tessera has just revealed an Apple Green LI special in Scooternova Magazine and is the only one in that colour of that model known to exist.

Rich'
User avatar
Rich Oswald
 
Posts: 5890
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 3:30 pm
Location: Wiseman From The East (East Of The Pennines That Is)

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Bri1951 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:22 pm

Hi, I do have some photos to support my post ref apple green but being new to forum don't know how to upload ! Help please
Bri1951
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Paul Slack » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm

It would be interesting to see if there is any white under the green on the main frame. That would probably be the original colour as opposed to primer.

As Rich says, it is highly unlikely that it was painted apple green originally. With the amount of time that has passed, it's even possible a previous bare metal restoration or re-paint has happened at some point. Just a few years after your model was manufactured, those later colours became very popular as they appeared on newer, trendy models and were 'en vogue' at the time.

Unless you purchased a machine from the dealer brand new, it's now virtually impossible to reliably verify a scooter as original as it stands today.

My dad once bought me a second hand GP200 when I was a teenager. It was repainted blue. It was only 6 years old from new.
User avatar
Paul Slack
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: Killamarsh, North Derbyshire

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Bri1951 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:41 pm

Can't seem to upload photos file too large even for 1 photo, where i rubbed through paint with wet & dry it went from black to grey primer , green to oxide red primer to bare metal,
Have just read article in Scooter Nova Rich, interesting, maybe drop them an email
Bri1951
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby ITK » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:39 pm

Interesting thread. As you and Rich have said, Vittorio Tessera’s latest article in the new ScooterNova magazine is about an Apple Green 125 Special, a model never known to have had that colour until now (click link for info https://scooternova.bigcartel.com/category/magazines ) and to the best of my knowledge that colour wasn’t introduced until long after production of the TV stopped. I’d go with Paul’s guess at a respray later that decade. The res oxide primer doesn’t sound like a factory colour to me - i thought it was mainly white, or grey on spares - but i could be wrong.
Interesting to rub it down and see the changes made over the years though.
Andy - ScooterNova magazine
Http://www.scooternova.com
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
ITK
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:30 am
Location: UK

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Paul Slack » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:06 pm

I think the red oxide primer is the giveaway to a historical re-finish mate.
User avatar
Paul Slack
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: Killamarsh, North Derbyshire

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Bri1951 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:02 pm

Andy, thanks for showing an interest in my tv3 colour issues, the frame is shot blasted and primed now, but I still have mudguard horncast and headset, I will investigate paint on these, I have photos of frame prior to strip, but can’t upload, if I find anything conclusive I will contact you.
Bri1951
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Toddy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:45 pm

Bri1951 wrote:Andy, thanks for showing an interest in my tv3 colour issues, the frame is shot blasted and primed now, but I still have mudguard horncast and headset, I will investigate paint on these, I have photos of frame prior to strip, but can’t upload, if I find anything conclusive I will contact you.


If you need any photos posting and you are struggling e mail me them to paul.todd2@yahoo.co.uk and I’ll post for you if you want
User avatar
Toddy
 
Posts: 7200
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: S3 Tv 175 colour

Postby Bri1951 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Hi, thanks Toddy, will do if I have any thing of interest Thanks Brian
Bri1951
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:37 pm


Return to Anorak's Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest