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The guys are correct. It could have been painted with ANYTHING, not least because it's metallic.....
We could guess based on how upscale the shop was that did the work but it'd still only be a guess. The advice to try compound on an inconspicuous area would be my first choice.
One other thing, and this particularly applies to repaints is that with clear-coat (esp. metallic) you can often tell just by looking *really* closely because of the depth of the clear on top of the colour.
Shop manuals.... are you looking for somethimng really specialised like a refurb manual or will a Haynes do? If the latter try amazon. They'll get it for you no problem.
If you still have have trouble locating one, let us know
I'm looking for books in the area of tune ups, along with something that'll aid in a restoration, he won't go for anything of the American production, he has all his parts shipped over from England, that and the only local MG guy retired in Oct. so he needs a mechanic that knows these cars, thus I'm trying to find detailed refrence books for it.
Tell me about it, I have to have all of my parts shipped over from the USA....and this despite my vehicle being an official Ford import to the UK!
Anyway, there are probably some specialist books out there on MGB restoration. If I find any I'll let you know.
Meanwhile you can narrow your search by going to amazon.co.uk instead of the American site, that should give you more British content.
I believe that they sell a lot of original BMC parts imported from England. (Judging by the prices, that's probably a safe bet!)
He might want to confirm before ordering any parts if he's that hung up on it.
I've had British cars since I was 14 and for my Sunbeams, American-made reproduction parts are sometimes not only the only thing available but are often superior in quality to the originals.
Oh well, to each his own...now for a spot of tea and a crumpet.
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