Re: [CR]British Racing Green? (now bronze green)


From: "Pat Moffat" <rocketman_531@msn.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Donald Gillies" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
References: <200707300327.l6U3R0lU000021@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR]British Racing Green? (now bronze green)
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:45:44 -0700
Seal-Send-Time: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:45:44 -0700


I have had a Super Course and 3 Raleigh Internationals that have needed paint for many years, and I have spent considerable time searching for the correct color (bronze green). I painted the Super Course the Ford Pinto color that was suggested in the past, but it isn't a good match to the small areas of remaining original paint on one of the Internationals. Recently I found the color that I am happy with...it is from a mid-70's Opel! I found it at an auto paint store called Space Age Auto Paint in Mesa, AZ. The code on the can is { Opel 303 }. I painted two of the Internationals, and I think it is as close as I could ever hope for. One is a fixie, one will be built back to original, and I gave the third to a friend. I think there is no better color for a classic bicycle. Well, except for orange.

Pat Moffat Tempe, AZ USA ----- Original Message ----- From: Donald Gillies<mailto:gillies@cs.ubc.ca> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org<mailto:classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:27 PM Subject: [CR]British Racing Green? Sources?

Where can I get a spray-can full of British Racing Green paint ?? It seems like such a common paint color, is it available in stores in the U.K. ?? Is this the color that Raleigh used on many of its 60's and 70's bicycle? Thanx,

- Don Gillies San Diego, CA, USA _______________________________________________ Classicrendezvous mailing list Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org<mailto:Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

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