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Title: A7 SS Colour reminder
Post by: ROYC on 18 February, 2017, 22:07:09
On the old forum someone told me of a colour used on a Jap car that was a good
Match for the A7 Shooting Star.
I have tried to access the old forum but no joy.
Can someone refresh my memory please ?
Title: Re: A7 SS Colour reminder
Post by: Mark on 19 February, 2017, 08:33:57
Hello Roy,

I think this may be the post from the old forum.


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Roy Clark
Sep 12, 2016 - 1:55PM
Paint colour
Did BSA issue a paint colour/code for the 1961 Shooting Star (Green)?

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:54AM
Re: Paint colour

I believe that the Shooting Star was painted in polychromatic light green which was BSA paint code /039.

Unfortunately, there isn't a 'paint code' available for this colour which you can use to get a colour match at your local auto paint shop. I've seen a colour match given as Toyota Altair Metallic Green but have no idea how close this is.

If you want the authentic colour then my best advice would be to buy it from RS Paints who have colour samples for most of the BSA bikes and can certainly provide polychromatic light green. Downside is that they tend to be a little expensive!

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:09PM
Re: Paint colour
Thanks for this info Arthur, much appreciated.

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Title: Re: A7 SS Colour reminder
Post by: ROYC on 19 February, 2017, 15:30:57
That's the one.
Thanks Mark. I will go with Arthur's suggestion and use RS paints.