Prewar blue paint

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PlasticNerd

I live for the CABE
So I have found that the dark blue/ cobalt blue on all of my prewar motorbikes is all so different!!! I try to find matching parts and mate them to the same bike, but sometimes that’s impossible!! Today I found a duplicolor Ford Dark blue engine enamel that is nearly a match for a frame I have- it will be. Close enough after I do a little faux patina to it. It’s way darker than the cobalt I have that matches the garaged for 70 years models, which Aaron has matched nicely!! This is a crappy paint job, but just to show the color it works- I sprayed it over a fender that has been knocking around in primer for years- didn’t use any prep just sprayed it on(and it blistered of course!). I will get better pics up when the other parts are done. Just a little tip for you guys. If you have any original blue paint items I’m always looking! Gary
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Duplicolor is some of the best paint you can get out of a can.
Fortunately, their color palette is so deep, that you can almost always find a decent match.
I’ve found that their Santa Fe Tan and Wimbledon White, can be pretty good matches for the Ivory trim, depending on the many levels of degradation it has gone through.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Marty hits on why matches can be difficult-age and exposure. Another factor is that there wasn’t just one batch of paint. Particularly on Shelby’s I’ve seen some variance on the same bike and my Iver exhibits this as well. V/r Shawn
 

PlasticNerd

I live for the CABE
Duplicolor is some of the best paint you can get out of a can.
Fortunately, their color palette is so deep, that you can almost always find a decent match.
I’ve found that their Santa Fe Tan and Wimbledon White, can be pretty good matches for the Ivory trim, depending on the many levels of degradation it has gone through.
I found that rustoleum colonial red is a great match to prewar Schwinn red also!!
 
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