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British Bikes / Re: 1974 model T100R tank colours.
« Last post by mini-me on November 21, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
your man was talking out his empty paint tin. Colours are immutable, fixed in physics.

Some years ago I went into a house paint store to get a match for some older paint, "no said the pea-brain in there,  "we don't do that colour any more this year they are all new colours"

'No they aren't'
'yes they are'
'no they aren't'

I said to her, ' if you could invent a new colour you'd be rich  beyond all dreams, colours are fixed,you have your basic spectrum, thereafter its all shades, pigments and mixes, just the silly names dreamed up are new'

She just could not get it, i't says in the colour chart they are all new'.

,more or less the same applies to your useless painter.
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British Bikes / Re: Polychromatic/Shell blue.
« Last post by JohnnyT on November 21, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
Thats it R I have a nissan blue thats close but wanted to clear up my confusion.RS paint sell a shell blue but its on earlier bikes than th 59 scooter.Did shades change over the years?
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
« Last post by murdo on November 21, 2018, 08:31:10 AM »
Some sort of horrible kids minibike with a lawnmower engine?
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British Bikes / Re: 1974 model T100R tank colours.
« Last post by Grunt on November 21, 2018, 07:58:54 AM »
I had my Ď72 T120V sprayed earlier this year. The bloke who sprayed it said there wasnít a cat in hells chance of getting the original colour, mainly because of the different materials used to make paint nowadays. Iím not sure if this was a cock and bull story to make life easier for him but is seemed plausible at the time. I ended up choosing the colours from his colour charts that suited my memory of the bike from 40 years ago.
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British Bikes / Re: Polychromatic/Shell blue.
« Last post by R on November 21, 2018, 02:47:20 AM »
I have a Triumph Tigress scooter. Im told its  blue colour is either polychromatic blue,Im not sure of this as a spray can I bought is way too dark ( this is for sale btw)or shell blue.

Something like this one ?


Polychromatic blue comes in about as many shades as every other color does, even 'white' has about 60 million+++ shades. ?
Good paint shops usually have someone who can match colors by eye, a declining skill these days perhaps ?
Do you have a good sample to get a match from ?
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Identify these bikes! / Does anyone know what this bike is? Picture# 4
« Last post by Mg348t on November 20, 2018, 10:13:50 PM »
Picture 4
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Identify these bikes! / Does anyone know what this bike is? Picture# 2
« Last post by Mg348t on November 20, 2018, 10:12:56 PM »
Picture 2
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Identify these bikes! / Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
« Last post by Mg348t on November 20, 2018, 10:08:03 PM »
These are all the pictures I have. Sorry
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British Bikes / Re: 1974 model T100R tank colours.
« Last post by R on November 20, 2018, 08:49:44 PM »


Some paint suppliers have books of colour chips, select the one you like ?
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British Bikes / Polychromatic/Shell blue.
« Last post by JohnnyT on November 20, 2018, 08:43:59 PM »
I have a Triumph Tigress scooter. Im told its  blue colour is either polychromatic blue,Im not sure of this as a spray can I bought is way too dark ( this is for sale btw)or shell blue. It seems to be the pale metallic blue of the Triumph bikes. A search for polychromatic gave pictures of the paler colour,anyone shed any light on this thanks.
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