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Touch up paint Miyata 1000 (81-82 Blue)

Old 05-27-20, 03:20 PM
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Touch up paint Miyata 1000 (81-82 Blue)

Trying to restore one, any suggestions?
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Old 05-27-20, 03:35 PM
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Paint scheme is "Royal Blue," used for the model year from 79-82. 83-84 have a different Royal Blue paint scheme.

Attaching my 82 for reference anyone with a blue 83-84 is welcome to add theirs to compare the blue scheme.

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The last post in this thread references a match for GIOS blue. Touch up paint match database

As I understand it, this Miyata blue, which is shared with my blue 82 Univega Competizione, was modeled on the GIOS blue. I have no idea if it's a match, but it's at least a start.
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I don't have an answer but maybe some suggestions. I wonder about this myself, if only because I used to have the Univega version of this bike in the same exact electric blue color. I'd suggest trying some Testors 'blue' model paint in a tiny bottle first, because it's cheap and easy and you might luck out that it's a reasonably good match. My Rivendell is very conveniently exactly matched by Testors green. To really get it right, you'd probably need to know the pigment used. It's so saturated I'm pretty sure you won't replicate it by mixing. WAG is that is looks like (synthetic) ultramarine.

The super blue blue was the trend circa early 80s. Gios was the obvious inspiration, but Gios themselves weren't constant. Some look like a lighter cobalt blue, and some look like a very pure saturated blue like the Miyata. From the screen that fingernail polish color doesn't look quite right to me. A little too pastel and a bit on the green side. Like the earlier Gios blue. Maybe though. It really isn't possible to match colors except in person and preferably outdoors in sunlight.
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Paint scheme is "Royal Blue," used for the model year from 79-82. 83-84 have a different Royal Blue paint scheme.

Attaching my 82 for reference anyone with a blue 83-84 is welcome to add theirs to compare the blue scheme.

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