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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Have you got a colour scheme in mind or one to follow?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:29 pm 
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My first thoughts were a minty green scheme with off white contrasts with lugs lined... other ideas come and go but I keep going back to light green. I'll have to see how far the budget will stretch when bike funds can be focused on this one!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:20 am 
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Banashapan wrote:
My first thoughts were a minty green scheme with off white contrasts with lugs lined... other ideas come and go but I keep going back to light green. I'll have to see how far the budget will stretch when bike funds can be focused on this one!


Good choice but I am biased on that one. I can vouch for it being suitably period looking and generally liked as that's the colours I did my Sid Mottram in and its just won RBoTM on here.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:09 am 
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Yup, a nice pale green flam :). I'm sure I came across a finisher who produces a replica of the old style finishes which are slightly less shiny than the modern clear coat. Argos, Vaz?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 am 
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There are satin lacquers available but these then need to be well polished as they are too matt when applied.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 pm 
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allenh wrote:
that's the colours I did my Sid Mottram in and its just won RBoTM on here.


Rightly so, looks great!

Interesting to hear about finishing to replicate the paint of the ol' days. Something I hadn't thought of so definitely something I'll be making enquiries about when it's time for serious paint talk... I had been thinking max gloss levels on this wouldn't be quite right. In the mean time I'll shortlist some greens!


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