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The BSA Workshop => Triples => Topic started by: Robbo on 23 December, 2017, 19:42:50

Title: MK1 paint
Post by: Robbo on 23 December, 2017, 19:42:50
Hi all, the red bits on my MK1 are being painted early in the new year it's a 69 mode,l frame number XC000686... and is I take it a "candy red"? are there any paint codes available for mixing or do we have to use a modern day paint which is near or nigh on to the original . Rob
Title: Re: MK1 paint
Post by: AWJDThumper on 23 December, 2017, 20:07:48
Hi Rob.

I believe the colour is either BSA Flamboyant Red Candy or Maroon Candy for your '69 Rocket 3. I have experience of using the former. For this, the original paint scheme was to use a basecoat of metallic silver on top of which is the Flamboyant Red lacquer on top of which is the clear coat. However, when I painted my B25T and B50T in Flamboyant Red, I used a metallic gold basecoat which was considered better than silver at the time.

You can get either of the original colour schemes (with silver basecoat) from RS Paints.
Title: Re: MK1 paint
Post by: ROYC on 24 December, 2017, 07:45:05
I had my paint from RS motorcycle paints. It's expensive but the colour is bang on.
The painter that did my paintwork said that it is a pleasure to use, top quality paint.  You can check your colour here -   http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/colours.php#makeid=24&modelid=613&prodyear=1969 
Cheers,
Roy.
Title: Re: MK1 paint
Post by: AWJDThumper on 24 December, 2017, 09:47:48
RS Paints products are superb. They also have paint samples to work with from all the BSA bikes produced and so authentic colour match is second to none.
Title: Re: MK1 paint
Post by: Robbo on 24 December, 2017, 11:04:47
Thanks all for the paint query you have all been very helpful and it's great to see you all recommend the same paint supplier..makes things easier.