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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: BigBird on 05 January, 2018, 17:39:39

Title: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: BigBird on 05 January, 2018, 17:39:39
I would like to do a proper paint refresher on my Shooting Star, but I'm having a difficult time finding the paint codes for Peony Red and the Ivory necessary for this model. I'm not interested in the rattle can spray bomb method, but the mixed paint with hardener.

If anyone has this information I would really appreciate knowing either that information, or where I can find it.

Thanks very much!

...Brent
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: DerekAnderson8 on 05 January, 2018, 18:24:40
https://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/colours.php?makeid=20&modelid=513&prodyear=1967#makeid=20&modelid=513&prodyear=1967&colourscheme=1483

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Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: ROYC on 06 January, 2018, 07:08:30
I had my paint for my 1958 SS from RS Paint. Colour is bang on.

Roy.
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: AWJDThumper on 06 January, 2018, 09:33:11
RS Paints are the best people to go to for proper BSA colour match. However, they don't do 2K paint colours as far as I am aware and so you will need to use a 2K clear coat (lacquer) from them providing you have a safe means of using it ???
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: BigBird on 06 January, 2018, 19:59:05
The RS I found online is in Great Britain. I'm in Canada, so I'd like to find a source that is closer and not in pound sterling. The exchange is killer...
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: BEESY on 07 January, 2018, 13:28:49
Do they use RAL paint codes in Canada?

If so your local paint shop maybe able to help.

Take a sample and you may find there is a close enough match in an off the shelf already.
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: AWJDThumper on 07 January, 2018, 14:41:09
RS Paints in the UK have sample cards of all the BSA paints and so can match accurately to these original colours. Unfortunately, there aren't any universal paint codes. As far as Peony Red is concerned, Rupert Ratio gives a modern equivalent as BS 1-225 Crimson/Cherry red but this probably is not be of much help to you in Canada. If you have a suitable sample of your paint then a good auto shop should be able to match to it accurately.
Title: Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
Post by: B44RVictor on 07 April, 2018, 20:27:05
We have a really good car bodywork sprayer locally and I've asked him about the possibility of re-spraying my 1967 Victor Roadster GRP tank.  To get the correct colour he told me to bring the tank in and he would put his colour reading equipment on it.  From this he could get a true colour match.  I should think any good trade paint-aprayer should be able to do this Brent.

I didn't take him up on the offer as I had second thoughts.  My bike's in its original paint as far as I know, and I decided to keep it that way as long as I could.

Regards