New Schwinn project, need campus green paint advice
Just picked up a 1971 24" Schwinn Continental, okay condition. Someone started to make it a fixed gear, so it's missing the derailers, shift levers, and cables. Chain shortened, and missing the outer chainring gaurd. I plan to buy a donor bike, probably a women's bike, for parts. I only looked at the bike because of my lust for a campus green bike, and in hope that it would be a decent fork and frame. Rougher than what I wanted, but I wasn't allowed to leave until I made an offer.
The paint has a lot of chips so it should be painted. Is there an off the shelf, spray can paint that matches campus green, or something real close? I don't want to buy a $22 + $12 s/h can of paint on ebay, looking for something reasonable. What would be a good source for decals? It has the original "Sea Schwinn" bike shop decal that I'd like to keep, any way of protecting that, or replacing?
You'll have to compromise between a bit of expense and a near-perfect match with the Hyperformance paint, or a substandard match at a budget.
Originally Posted by pghguy517
There is no "in-between."
You can get real Schwinn replacement paint here: http://hyper-formance.com/paints.htm
It might be more than you want to spend, so you might be better off waiting for a campus green Conti in better shape.
As far as masking that decal, use painter's blue tape or a dab of grease right on the decal. The paint won't adhere to the grease.
It's the same paint that he contends is over his budget.
Originally Posted by nlerner
I concur with Neal - you'll probably be better waiting around for another Campus Green Conti in nicer shape. You'll probably end up spending less when all is said and done.