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Offline Rattlehead

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Excelsior paint spec
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:37:55 PM »
Hi all, I'm restoring a 1949 excelsior roadmaster but can't find the paint spec anywhere, all I know is that it's maroon! Any ideas?
Thanks.
Andy.
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Re: Excelsior paint spec
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 10:00:17 PM »
Your best bet is to take an original piece of maroon excelsior in to the painter/ suppler to have it matched.  They often have books of colour chips, which you can choose from.

Unless someone here can supply a code - which often don't translate well across different paint manufacturers. 

I'd suspect this would be a fairly good match - but is for another make.
https://s13.postimg.org/okcfde813/Model_G_Maroon_frame.jpg

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Re: Excelsior paint spec
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 10:06:21 PM »
Unfortunately I can't take s piece of the bike in to a paint supplier as it has been hand painted.

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Re: Excelsior paint spec
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 10:57:07 PM »
Look inside the toolbox or underneath the tank or some other place. If it was hand painted you can guarantee the painter will have missed somewhere.
Nor would I obsess too much about getting it exactly right. As a long standing two-stroke rider (mainly Excelsior) I can tell you no one will ever comment about how accurate your paint job is. We donít seem to attract the obsessives.

Cheers,

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Re: Excelsior paint spec
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 11:17:47 PM »
Yes, and I was going to suggest have you tried stripping off the handpainted efforts, to see if there is any surviving maroon underneath.

This bike's pics appear in a number of places, with varying shades of red/maroon.
This pic seems rather bright, it would generally be a shade or 2 darker.
(Reds are notoriously difficult to photograph)


The RAL paint numbers in the low 3000's cover dark reds, see if any match anything you can find. ?

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Re: Excelsior paint spec
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 07:37:40 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll see if I  can expose some of the old paint!