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Offline ShaunMac

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Super Rocket black paint
« on: 15.03. 2013 21:51 »
Can anyone tell me the details and a place a can get some black paint for my Super Rocket?
RS paints list the red but not te black.
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #1 on: 15.03. 2013 22:04 »
These people will match any colour and put it in an aerosol for you. They still do cellulose for vintage vehicles.
http://www.hmgpaint.com/
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #2 on: 15.03. 2013 22:23 »
Why not use Plastikote or other readily available enamel aerosol spray?  Could also use Hard Hat which is a high performance paint?  Have used Plastikote on some aluminium barrels and it worked well, would have thought it OK.
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #3 on: 15.03. 2013 22:28 »
Keith, I think it's for his tank and mudguard, although he didn't say.
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #4 on: 15.03. 2013 22:33 »
Sorry guys, should have said. The blacks for touching up the front brake drum and a couple of marks on the forks. Got the red sorted for the tank and mudguards from RS Paints.
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #5 on: 15.03. 2013 22:35 »
Make sure you get dark black and not light black!
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #6 on: 16.03. 2013 09:24 »
"Touching up" with and aerosol.  That is an art I have yet to acquire.  Usually ends up with a "re-spray".
Even then I usually try to put on one more coat and it is a coat too far.  Ah well..............  KBO
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #7 on: 16.03. 2013 09:49 »
It's one of those "may as well give it a go" moments. With plenty of wet sanding I think the bits will blend in.
Worst case scenario, they're only small bits so wouldn't be too bad for full respray.
More worried about the front mudguard and the repairs on that I have to re-do.
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #8 on: 16.03. 2013 11:43 »
With our bikes being as old as they are, they may well have been re-painted a number of time.  i wonder how often the "original" colour has been used?  Not too mention paint fade by UV etc. 
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #9 on: 16.03. 2013 15:15 »
Certainly true. Lots of touch-up!
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #10 on: 16.03. 2013 18:54 »
 I think I remember reading somewhere that over the years BSA used 30 odd different blacks  *dunno*. Got any blacker?
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #11 on: 16.03. 2013 21:15 »
I think trial & error on the cards then!
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #12 on: 16.03. 2013 21:43 »
'I think I remember reading somewhere that over the years BSA used 30 odd different blacks  . Got any blacker?
Cheers"

I wonder how that number was established?  Could it be 31?  I didn't realise there were so many shades of black?  Perhaps they kept changing the guys doing the painting?
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #13 on: 16.03. 2013 21:52 »
I suppose they were built near the Black Country!
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Re: Super Rocket black paint
« Reply #14 on: 16.03. 2013 22:09 »
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  Perhaps they kept changing the guys doing the painting?

It's been said they kept changing the guys who supplied the paint - due to them wanting paid
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