Framebuilders - Celeste Paint
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New B to this forum. Bringing an 82 Bianchi back to life. Does anyone know where I can get celeste paint?
07-25-07, 06:22 PM
Had touch up bottles available last year, pretty cheap from what I recall.
07-25-07, 06:25 PM
Sorry, looks like somehow the title and the company didn't get printed. The touch up paint was at BianchiUSA (I think it's www.bianchiusa.com).
08-14-07, 01:56 AM
Check with Cyclart. They do a lot of restorations. High end paint stores will color match if you bring a sample, or even the frame in.
08-14-07, 11:23 AM
Send a PM to Dr. Deltron. He's a member here and I betcha he knows where you can obtain celeste. He spends a lot of time in the Classic and Vintage forum.
08-14-07, 11:59 AM
There was a Porsche color from the 1980 that was pretty close. Might want to check a Dupont Paint store and see if they can help.
08-15-07, 05:11 PM
check out the bianchi website
08-15-07, 06:22 PM
Definitely on the Bianchi website. One thing, the color "celeste" has changed from time to time. I know in the '92 catalog, Bianchi offered two different variations of celeste. What you can buy as touch-up today may very well not be an exact match for your '82.
08-17-07, 09:25 AM
08-22-07, 10:31 PM
Check NAPA, my neighbor painted his Rodded 55 chevy PU a celeste similar color.
08-23-07, 10:02 AM
One thing, the color "celeste" has changed from time to time.
IIRC, my '80 Bianchi was Celeste #227. What that means, I can't tell you. I stripped it all off and painted the bike candy red, over the all chrome frame. In fact, I ran into the guy yesterday who now owns that frame! (told him I'd like to get some pics):rolleyes:
So I'm assuming that the '82 of the OP's was also #227. But any good car painter can match the color that's on the frame. My paint shop is owned by a friend of mine, and he's been painting cars for over 25 years, so I can get him to match anything!
As a note, if you do find a match, don't be surprised if a PINT costs you $80-$100!
I bought a pint of RED to match a Honda motorcycle and it was $135!
Of course there's always PPG's Harlequinne colors that runs $1,100.00/Qt!
(available by the ounce for $36)
Send me the frame to paint, and the "Celeste" color match is included! ;)
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