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Old 12-30-15, 02:42 PM
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Painted Fenders?

I recently asked about painting plastic fenders with base and clear coat. Thanks to all who responded! I posted that I might just go with the hammered metal, but now I have a question.
The frame is my 1984 Miyata 610 that I have repainted a French Blue with a cream headtube. What would your opinion be on matching blue fenders? Or would it look better with the shiny hammered ones?
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Paint the mudguards cream colour to match the headtube. You'll have too much blue if you do the mudguards that colour too.
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Interesting idea,unfortunately I only bought a small amount of the cream and it is not enough to do the fenders.
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I might suggest that you paint the mudguards, your French Blue colour. Then add a pinstripe in the Cream colour about a quarter of the way in on both sides from the edges running end to end. You could “end” these pinstripes with a Cream Coloured panel as your paint quantity allows at the end like the original Raleigh 3-speed mudguards.


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