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    Help me choose frame paint colors

    I'm going to be painting my 71 triumph fixie in a few weeks time. At first I was going to paint it red but I didn't want to be a cliche so I went with a blue color. I thought I might want to take advantage of the lugs on the frame and paint them a contrasting color such as chrome. I learned that chrome plating would be complicated and decided to just go with a full blue color. I'm still having trouble deciding the shade of blue though. All I'm asking is for you to post pics of your favorite paint jobs on steel lug frames. Try to keep it in the blue family.

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    I always get compliments everywhere I go with this paint job. Not blue, but then again, I'm too old for "flashy".


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    Triumph over what ?

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    I get compliments on my old Fuji's paint color quite often - I've never personally seen another S-10S in this color! It is almost a candy color, and needs to painted over a white or silver to 'pop'. It has thin gold striping around the lugs that match the downtube decal. These pics were taken on a cloudy day in the shade, and do not do the color justice!




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    High end Imron Or Powder coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Triumph over what ?
    It's an old brand. Bought by Raleigh in 1954. They continued selling under the triumph name until the mid 80's.
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    Triumph over what ?

    It's an old Motorcycle Joke . they needed to be parked over a drip pan .


    and see all the Lucas electric jokes .

    why did England drop the death penalty? Lucas Electric chairs ... etc.
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    color can be anything, as long as there are polkadots

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    One of the nicest paint jobs I ever saw was a fixie with immaculate matte black frame and muted gold details/graphics. And the bike frame was an old Huffy!


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    I don't know if I have the courage to do it myself, but I've thought about taking off decals and painting with several weird colors so it won't get stolen. lol
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    I've done a couple rattle-can jobs; found out, at that level, that Krylon was about the best.

    My nephew's old bike was done in Krylon's recently discontinued "Anodized" product, makes a nice finish, but he managed to scratch it up pretty easily, even with a clearcoat, so durability is...yeah, crappy.

    I had a thought once about doing a frame in a myriad of colors; just hang the frame vertically from the headtube, and just let the paint fall where it would by gravity, maybe with some spatter effects........

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    I like rattle can rustoleum red primer
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    It's an old Motorcycle Joke . they needed to be parked over a drip pan .


    and see all the Lucas electric jokes .

    why did England drop the death penalty? Lucas Electric chairs ... etc.
    Why do the British drink warm beer? Lucas makes their refrigerators.......

    Now, back on topic............. I always thought Chevrolet Marina Blue Metallic would be a great color for a bike. It really sets off black, chrome and aluminum trim.

    chevrolet-00340-2.jpg

    OR.... how about this color? It's a 1965 GM color known most commonly as Iris Mist or Evening Orchid.
    1965-pontiac-grand-prix-sideview.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    I like rattle can rustoleum red primer
    Anybody here try Testors?
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    As a kid [in circa 1962], I used black primer , then a transparent green color coat .
    so the black had a green patina ..


    paint technology has made vast leaps since then ..

    how about prismatic paint ?,

    the color you see depends on the angle you are viewing the paint job from ..

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    I just went with this Lagoon blue color, I like it lots. Pretty sure it's Rustoleum (rattle can).
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    I'm going to buy automotive paint for this. Not rattle can paint. I appreciate all the suggestions so far. Keep posting them!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    I just went with this Lagoon blue color, I like it lots. Pretty sure it's Rustoleum (rattle can).
    Actually, that color is really appealing to me. Can you show the complete bike please? Thank you.

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    Help me choose frame paint colors

    The rattle can paint won't last IMO but this is a beater. I'm actually putting it together now, still waiting on parts but maybe ill have a 75% together pic to post in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    The rattle can paint won't last IMO but this is a beater. I'm actually putting it together now, still waiting on parts but maybe ill have a 75% together pic to post in the morning.
    No problem. Can you also get some up close shots of various areas on it?? Thanks again, I hope the build goes well. I cant wait to see the finished product!!!
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    You are the only person on the planet that will ever say that about this bike! Haha Anyways, no completed pics just another semi-built one. I went to the local bike guy to hunt fenders, a rack, and a few other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    You are the only person on the planet that will ever say that about this bike! Haha Anyways, no completed pics just another semi-built one. I went to the local bike guy to hunt fenders, a rack, and a few other things.
    I love it!! I think I'll go with that color then but with a higher quality paint. Can I see a close up of the fork dropouts and BB?
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    Help me choose frame paint colors

    Ill get pics in a few, by the way go with higher quality but I'm not sure automotive rattle can vs Rustoleum is different but I don't know. The color on the just says Lagoon.
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