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


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: raleighpro@dejazzd.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:58:58 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Touch-up paint matching? For Raleigh Bronze-Green?


Original Message: ----------------- From: Pete Geurds raleighpro@dejazzd.com Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:08:19 -0400 To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Touch-up paint matching? For Raleigh Bronze-Green?

"I believe this was due to the same old chap who stirred the paint pot getting on in years and the arms weren't what they used to be causing a

gradual shift in color. I understand Bianchi had a similar problem. "

Yes, of course, Pete... I love these old canards about old geezers i n the paint shop with the paint stirrers. Then again if you breathed in the fu mes from this stuff and were absorbing all that lead in your system for 30 odd

years, you'd soon forget what shade of bilious green you were supposed to be striving for. For most bikes, it's still better to just eyeball a mat ch. I suspect Raleigh changed the shade when they found a cheaper supplier of a similar shade green. That is not nearly as nice a tale as the old Italia n guy mixing 55 gallon drums of that Bianchi green-blue whatever it is. It , alas, always reminds me of the mid 1950s toilet fixtures you'd find in cheap motels.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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