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Old 03-29-10, 11:07 AM
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Bianchi Celeste touch up paint

Anyone know where to get some Celeste touch up paint for my Italian Bianchi with Columbus tubing from 1980's? I am locate in NYC. A store in city would be better! Thanks!
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Old 03-29-10, 11:18 AM
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get it straight from the mother ship. depending on the exact year and wether you have Italian or Japanese celeste or mint or metallic the touch up might be lighter or darker. nailpolish is always a good idea.

https://www.bianchiusa.com/store/paint-celeste.html

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Old 03-29-10, 11:39 AM
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nice call
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
get it straight from the mother ship. depending on the exact year and wether you have Italian or Japanese celeste or nint or metallic the touch up might be lighter or darker. nailpolish is always a good idea.

https://www.bianchiusa.com/store/paint-celeste.html

bump: a friend got the official touch-up paint above, but he reports it's not a good match for his 1980s celeste frame. He says the frame is more sea-foam green and the official touch-up paint is more almost-powder-blue in shade.

Are there sources for different shades of Bianchi celeste, or is custom mixing needed?

If it helps ID the shade, my friend's bike is a 1986 Bianchi, Italian made frame, Columbus Formula 1 tubing, full Campagnolo Victory groupset, Mavic MA-40 rims.
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I used the "official" touch-up paint from Bianchi on my '95 CdI. It's a bit off of the weathered patina of the adjacent paint, but only if you look really close. Matches better than rust.
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well I did say it depended on the bike. I have 6 Celeste and one Celeste/black Bianchi and I would be suprised if more than 2 od them had the same color and shade of Celeste.

I normally just use clear nailpolish and let the battle scar show
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Yes, I've experienced the slight change in the celeste color over the years. Some frames came with that mysterious pearl clear coat just to make matters worse. I've had decent success with using Testors white, yellow, and blue. As I recall, I mixed equal portions of white and yellow with just a touch of blue. That will get you close. Then add white to lighten or yellow to darken, but no more blue.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I normally just use clear nailpolish and let the battle scar show
After experimenting with touch up jobs, I think this is the best suggestion. touch ups with colors that don't match end up looking more ugly than bare metal imo
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