Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Yeah, Schwinn called this an Opalescent green but it's actually a single coat that was/is a solid to Simi-solid base with a bit of juicey luster for the very fine metallic that's in it. It's applied on the primer, no special under-coat needed. My Dad had a 5 gal bucket of some and it was an epoxy based with a hardener, I expect for repainting autos.I'm working on a post-war Superior, probably from 1948 or 49. It has a two-stage green paint that's apparently different from the later, Opal Green. Does anyone know what the name of this other green would be? Any suggestions on a matching touch-up paint? It's a medium green with a little less blue in it and a little less metallic look than Opal Green.
This bike is the same green. I have the exact same model and color as this one. Mine is in roughly the same condition, maybe a touch rougher than the one below, but same color.
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You can also find this type of paint on old, 40-50's Machinery; Laths, Mill, other workshop and factory machinery. It was used on new cars, prob. baked on enamels and and epoxy for repainted autos too. Albeit, there's so many whack names, it's tough to say which is what.
Old stuff, but, It's probably buried in auto color samples from 40-50's.