Red paint colour for fifties Ariel.

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Red paint colour for fifties Ariel.

Postby patrick.robotham » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:37 pm

Hi . A question for all you knowledgeable Ariel people.
Some years ago I repainted my 1959 VH. It was a red one.Someone told me that the paint to use was a Ford colour. I painted it, used up all the paint and threw the tin away. I now need to repaint some of it, but cannot remember A. who told me the paint colour to use and B the name of the paint.
Hope someone can help. so I can go to the paint matcher with a decent starting point. All the best. Pat

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Re: Red paint colour for fifties Ariel.

Postby dave.owen » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 pm

Pat, good paint suppliers will scan the paint on the bike and colour match it, so compensating for fade over the years.
I use car paint warehouse


https://www.carpaintwarehouse.co.uk
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Re: Red paint colour for fifties Ariel.

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:16 pm

hi get it scanned like Dave says and you will get a very good match we use a scanner all the time to mach old paint in our body shop to get the colour right if we are not doing a full respray to allow for the paint fade :!:


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