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Correct Colour for Number Plate Holder

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Correct Colour for Number Plate Holder

Post by mcconnellfrance » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:16 pm

Hi all ,
My 1964 CB77 is finished in Scarlet Red. Presently I am repairing some of the paint and spraying its present Black chainguard in Scarlet which i think is the correct colour.
The rear light and number plate bracket is presently painted Black. I wondered if it was also Scarlet on the original bikes. Would appreciate advice from the forum on the correct colour please.
Thanks

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Post by G-Man » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:48 am

Black is correct for that year. '61 bikes had a silver bracket.

I do think they look they look nicer when painted frame colour, though.

G
'60 C77 '60 C72 '62 C72 Dream '63 CL72
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Post by mcconnellfrance » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:47 am

Thanks Graham, that has clarified it for me. I have bought some Honda Scarlet paint from RS Bike Paints Ltd. After testing it out, it is a slight shade lighter than the colour used in the past to paint the bike. So I will probably stick with the authentic black for now.
This will be my first spraying attempt so I am going to try it on the chain guard and rear shock covers of my Hagon shocks to see how it looks. The tank and rest of the frame are in good paint condition.

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Post by G-Man » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:58 am

Gordon

Painting is very satisfying and something we can all try at home. If it all goes wrong you can just start over again...... :-)

The paint I have used on red bikes matches perfectly to some NOS parts I have that have been wrapped for 50 years but it still looks a little orangey.....

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mcconnellfrance wrote:Thanks Graham, that has clarified it for me. I have bought some Honda Scarlet paint from RS Bike Paints Ltd. After testing it out, it is a slight shade lighter than the colour used in the past to paint the bike. So I will probably stick with the authentic black for now.
This will be my first spraying attempt so I am going to try it on the chain guard and rear shock covers of my Hagon shocks to see how it looks. The tank and rest of the frame are in good paint condition.
'60 C77 '60 C72 '62 C72 Dream '63 CL72
'61 CB72 '64 CB77 '65 CB160
'66 Matchless 350 '67 CL77
'67 S90 '77 CB400F

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Post by mcconnellfrance » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:14 am

Now you have got me motivated Graham. Your frames look brilliant in the sunshine! Let you know how I get on with the spraying.

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Post by G-Man » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:05 am

Gordon

For once the photograph flatters. The red frame looks much more red than it appears to the eye. I really like painting and the preparation that goes with it. It's very therapeutic and you get out what you put in.

Looking forward to seeing your results.

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mcconnellfrance wrote:Now you have got me motivated Graham. Your frames look brilliant in the sunshine! Let you know how I get on with the spraying.
'60 C77 '60 C72 '62 C72 Dream '63 CL72
'61 CB72 '64 CB77 '65 CB160
'66 Matchless 350 '67 CL77
'67 S90 '77 CB400F

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Post by mcconnellfrance » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:15 pm

Finished my first attempt at spray painting yesterday.
For the chain guard and fork lower case, I had to remove the existing paint with strong paint remover. I found the Nitromors does not look at removing powder coating! I purchased some Clostremanns strong car paint remover and that did the trick.
I used Etch primer on the bare metal to get a key and then sprayed the finish coat. I finished off with two coats of lacquer. I am pleased with the result even if there is a hint of orange peel on the chain guard. As ever, the answer is in the preparation, thin coats and plenty of patience.

Imagescarlet-red-cellulose-spray-paint-on-cb77-parts_25750107043_o by Gordon McConnell, on Flickr

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