Hello, and thanks for the add. I've had a Schwinn 1964 Continental since it was brand new and I was eight years old, and it has sat in a garage attic for the last 35 years with the idea I would someday get around to at least rehabbing it. I was only thinking rehab and not a full restoration because I never thought I could find original decals and paint for the bike. Of course, with ebay, I found the original decals for both the down tube and bottom tube. I have also found paint from KOOLSTUFF.COM that is Schwinn approved paint for the original Stingray bikes. My Continental paint is "Radiant Coppertone", and the Stingray paint is "Coppertone". There is a difference, but the paint is close. My question is: Can I find the original Radiant Coppertone paint? If not, should I go with the new paint anyway, knowing it's not exact, and I would lose the nice patina most of the original paint is showing after 55 years, even though there are several rough areas on the bike? Thanks for your interest.
Likes: Sven and WetDogGraphix