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Flamboyant Red

Postby kommando » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:01 pm

Going to get my 70 B44 Shooting Star tank painted Flamboyant Red, I have picked up that this colour was a red varnish painted over a silver or gold base, the ones I have seen I liked best were over the gold base. For example

http://www.ingfatrygg.se/bsa.html#Photo ... hed%20bike

Spoke to a paint supplier who swears blind it was only over silver, they stated if it was over gold it would tint the red varnish brown. Scrub one supplier .

I have also got this colour as a good match,

BSA Lightning Flamboyant Red - PORSCHE Brilliant Red ICI Code C966B

Has anyone used this as Flamboyant red and how did it come out. Does it have a gold or silver highlight.

Tank goes to painter on monday
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Postby JonH » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:46 am

My understanding is that the factory finish was over a silver base. Like you, many people over the years have commented on liking a redo in the gold as it's "warmer". In this country I think what your referring to is Guards Red which is pretty bright but light in comparison to Flamboyant. Not that it helps you, but I've had success shooting with an early 1980s' Ford truck Candy Apple Red. Very close and you can vary the tint with base and topcoats. I've had this one tucked away in favorites for a while, not sure why, but it's on your side so...

http://www.motorbikepaint.co.uk/
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Postby kommando » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:46 am

Hi Jon, that was the supplier I rang that said silver only, gold won't work and we don't want to listen to what you say. Will try Polly Palmer today to see what he has.
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Postby JonH » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:41 am

OK, I'll drop the Bozo from favorites. Your paint supply house may be able to use the PPG reference to the Ford color: M5681A, at least for comparison.
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Postby kommando » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:06 pm

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Postby Costa » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:46 pm

If you want, I have a few aerosol tins of Triumph Poly Red, which can be used either as a sample or as a paint. It can be applied either over silver or gold and looks good in either case. I have a spare tin, or you could order from Domi-Racer (where I got mine.)

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Postby kommando » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:27 pm

Thanks for all the help, painter is first going to help me choose a Gold and then the top colour wil be the Ford Candy Apple Red. need to have it ready for Aug 28th, off to the Manx GP and the Manx 2 day Trial :cool:
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