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Old 07-29-15, 09:02 PM
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Raleigh Paint

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Is there a standard paint or brand to use on old Raleighs? I would like a little white paint to touch up the bottom of the rear fender and a little black to do the same to the bottom
Of the Front fender. Would any black and white paint suffice? Would Spary paint work?
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Not sure if this helps but a model maker friend is repainting the head badge on my Raleigh. He's using Humbrol hobby paint. Ive had a go at retouching on bikes and cars with all sorts or things - nail polish, permanent markers and had paint matched for my car even though there is a 1963 Ford paint code. Problem is the paint is now acrylic. Will be doing the same thing and colour matching the Raleigh copper for the respray (unfortunately too scratched for a touch up). If it only needed a bit here and there would probably use hobby paint and some turpentine.

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It's not terrible. My main priority is the bottom of the rear fender because it's more visible than the bottom of the front fender, and having missing paint on the white portion is more noticeable and detracts from the bike. Is there no standard white paint people use?
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Is the goal to make it look new, or to match how the original paint has weathered?

If the latter, I would not be optimistic about finding a spray paint for it. The reason being is that some color mixing is very likely going to be needed to accomplish it. If the area that needs touch-up is not large, it may be possible to find nail polish that matches acceptably, otherwise I think paint mixing is the more appropriate route. I have used acrylic model paint, but I think you will hear other suggestions as more weigh in.
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I'm less concerned with having a perfect match of the faded paint then just acquitting a decent white that will hide the rust. (Vinegar and tin foil doesn't work there.)
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