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Old 01-18-13, 01:41 AM   #1
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show me your green frames

I have had the frame for a few years now, and I was going to paint it myself in my spray booth (we spray cabinets and such sometimes). After years of monkeying around with work and everything in life, finally I am ready to paint my Reynolds tube frame by someone else. I only want to have my company name on the down tube. I am thinking of a green color with a white band and rainbow stripes (air brush by a local Harley guy) . Typical 80s to early 90s stuff because that's when my long unsuccessful racing career started and lasted for 16 years. The color of the lettering is what troubling me. The green is somewhat set in stone, but everything else is up in the air. Looking for samples and suggestions. I am open to anything.
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Oh, where do I get a clear Made in the USA decal? The whole thing is getting flat green and clear on top of it.
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I am thinking of a green color with a white band ....


I brought this bike with bent forks, so replaced them and had to paint the replacements. I used my mothers wood paint she used for garden furniture and a brush. I usually would not be so careless with my bike painting but the original owner had clearly done the white stripes with a brush as the cables also have paint on them.

Its an unfinished bike, but its enjoyable to ride so I will put some work into it before spring time.
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Can't imagine any of these is what you're looking for but here they are.









And in case you want something other than an old Raleigh, I've got this;
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What is the name of this colour? Does anyone have a paint code?
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I brought this bike with bent forks, so replaced them and had to paint the replacements. I used my mothers wood paint she used for garden furniture and a brush. I usually would not be so careless with my bike painting but the original owner had clearly done the white stripes with a brush as the cables also have paint on them.

Its an unfinished bike, but its enjoyable to ride so I will put some work into it before spring time.
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^ Just lovely, but the color is only1/2 of it, years of patina are the part of the equation.
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One of my favorite paint jobs...

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What is that frame? I have a C. Itoh that looks very similar.

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Got 2 for ya'Just getting fenders for the "Fast gentlemans cruiser look " Goes well with the Brown Brooks that visits it. GT Borrego that gets a lot of winter miles right now. Both greens are original colours to the bikes.
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The color of the lettering is what troubling me. The green is somewhat set in stone, but everything else is up in the air. Looking for samples and suggestions. I am open to anything.
Green with yellow and black lettering.



Green with red lettering:



Green with white lettering and white pinstriping:



Green with hot pink lettering!



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It's not built up yet.



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^ That's going to be a stunner Roger!


Here's my '72 Super Course:



- And '73 Super Course:

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I have a crush on bikingshearer's metallic green Eisentraut: LINK.

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Old 01-18-13, 01:27 PM   #15
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Mine



Also, check out MarkoPolo's new Kirk - it's breathtaking. Here's a link to the thread.
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here are two



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Black lettering works. Depending upon your shade of green, some pinstriping around the letters would make them pop.

Green lettering on a white band works, too.
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http://www.dulux.co.uk/servlet/Colou...=regent_green?

I plan on doing another bike with this paint as I have the parts ready, just need the right frame.
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Green lettering on a white band works, too.
Best so far, IMHO. I'm not a big fan of too much red going with green.. reminds me of Christmas.
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My favorite color!
i even got a green bell and green bottle!
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