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Old 05-26-11, 03:25 PM
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Touch up paint for Fuji Rainbow Blue

Does anyone have a recommendation for a paint to match Fuji's "rainbow blue"?


I found some Wet n Wild Nail polish (466) that goes nicely, but has to much glitteryness and paints terribly. Has anyone else matched this color? Did Fuji have codes maybe?
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just try some others. I have noticed that it takes several light coats to get good coverage.
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Another Fuji mixte I wish I had!

I had a little can of Fuji "Rainbow" blue in my stash for along time. It had come with an early Finest. Unfortunately, when I did open it up it was as hard as a rock.

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Go to a automotive parts store with your bike and ask them if you can bring it into the paint isle. Find a touch-up paint that matches. If you can only come close, go with a darker color. I used spray Dupli-Color Royal Blue (DSFM340) on my Royale II.
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Originally Posted by vettefrc2000 View Post
Go to a automotive parts store with your bike and ask them if you can bring it into the paint isle. Find a touch-up paint that matches. If you can only come close, go with a darker color. I used spray Dupli-Color Royal Blue (DSFM340) on my Royale II.
Hey I have an 83 Fuji Royale as well in Rainbow Blue and I'd like to touch up some chipped and worn out spots. So did the Dupli-Color turn out to be a very good match? Do you have any pics?
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Grammar & punctuation.

Believe it or not, I actually contacted their customer service department over this exact question about five years ago, and was told that the current company is & has been historically & financially separate from Fuji/ National since about 1999 (it is in effect a wholly new company that bought the old marque), and that they have no access to any prior records regarding the older frames or their details.

I suggest taking the frame into a custom auto or chopper shop in your area, finding out who they'd recommend for a custom paint match, then dropping by there & ponying up the $50 or $60 to have it done. That's pretty much what I did when I repainted my LeMond, but it was totally worth it since my paint an exact match for the original flame red.

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Yes.
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