RE: [CR]Touch-up paint matching? For Raleigh Bronze-Green?


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: jeff@outyourbackdoor.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:23:55 -0400
Subject: RE: [CR]Touch-up paint matching? For Raleigh Bronze-Green?


Original Message: ----------------- From: Jeff Potter jeff@outyourbackdoor.com Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:09:35 -0400 To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Touch-up paint matching? For Raleigh Bronze-Green?

"I've used fingernail polish to closely match reds. Is there an easy source for matching other colors?

Specifically, I have a 70's Raleigh Bronze-Green frame that needs touch-up. Anyone know a good source or even color code? I'm getting

ready to dig into the project. Hobby shop? Car parts store? I doubt

I'll find the right green in the lady's dept."

I know this sounds terrible, but many Raleigh owners have found out that mid 1970s Ford Pinto metallic green is a match! It doesn't get much worse than that (except if it were Chevy Vega paint or AMC Gremlin I guess) but this was a very popular auto colour back in the days of The Brady Bunch, orange formica kitchens and brown plaid Barcaloungers. So get thee to an

auto paint store and think low-end 1970s.

Do also note: this Bronze Green with Raleigh did evolve starting as a darker shade and getting more limey as time went on. Essentially it's th e same shade introduced on Raleigh Clubmans as Polychromatic Olive and what was used on the International.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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