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Old 03-02-23, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by longhitv
You can see 455A2 is almost identical to the 1980 Celeste I have for a match.
Herein lies the challenge of Celeste. You've found a match for the Bianchi that you have. By 1980 I imagine they were probably consistent throughout the year. As soon afterwards as 1989, they seem to have changed it.



It's hard to judge from pictures on a computer, but to my eyes that looks less green than yours, and I've seen several others from this period that I would say are very similar.

Here's an interesting image I just plucked from the internet.



In case it doesn't show up, it's five bottles of touch-up paint with the Bianchi brand on their label, all with slightly different colors on the cap.
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Old 03-02-23, 11:50 AM
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Although I don't know why it would, I wonder if the frame material makes a difference to the color because my bike seems to be the same year as your bike but is much more green.
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Beautiful bike.
Is it original or is it restored?
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Spray Paint, OSHA Safety Green



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Old 03-02-23, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by longhitv
Beautiful bike.
Is it original or is it restored?
I was told that it was original and that it only had around 200 km on it. Also, I believe everything on the internet too!
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That looks to be spot-on. Thanks!
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Hey

I have been looking for this 455A2 exact color my Bianchi x4 -87. Could you tell me what color map it is? Unfortunately, 555A2 is not enough to make the color.
Thank you in advance Arto
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Go to any Akzonoble paint distributer in USA

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I have been looking for this 455A2 exact color my Bianchi x4 -87. Could you tell me what color map it is? Unfortunately, 555A2 is not enough to make the color.
Thank you in advance Arto
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Originally Posted by Celeste Almarc
Hey

I have been looking for this 455A2 exact color my Bianchi x4 -87. Could you tell me what color map it is? Unfortunately, 555A2 is not enough to make the color.
Thank you in advance Arto
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Old 04-08-23, 02:25 PM
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Actually I have enought to paint 5 bikes

If anyone wants a bit I can send them.
Realistically I have enought to paint 3 full bikes with a spray gun. I finished with a spray can of clear x 2 coats.
Small cost As Id have to buy a tiny containecland ship.
Or I have enought to make about 20 1 ounce touch up containers.


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Originally Posted by longhitv
If anyone wants a bit I can send them.
Realistically I have enought to paint 3 full bikes with a spray gun. I finished with a spray can of clear x 2 coats.
Small cost As Id have to buy a tiny containecland ship.
Or I have enought to make about 20 1 ounce touch up containers.


Are those placeholder decals or you are going to use these?
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Originally Posted by longhitv
If anyone wants a bit I can send them.
Realistically I have enought to paint 3 full bikes with a spray gun. I finished with a spray can of clear x 2 coats.
Small cost As Id have to buy a tiny containecland ship.
Or I have enought to make about 20 1 ounce touch up containers.


Those decals are wrong for the age of this frame, which dates to the earth 80s. Is that an all Columbus frame or a TreTubi Columbus frame with Falck stays and fork?
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Old 04-08-23, 06:02 PM
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Decals

Its a 1980 748 Rekord
It came with the Paigo Vespa decal.
Which I have. However I am adding a full NOS Groupset of Shimano 600 tri-color still wrapped.


Going for the look of the below.
It looks like from other peoples restorations that the colours are black or blue Bianchi letters.



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forks and origianl maybe stickers



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Originally Posted by longhitv
I'm confused as to why you were so meticulous in getting the correct shade of 'Celeste', yet you're just using some random Bianchi decals. Even the Columbus decal looks out of proportion.

Is there a reason you don't want to replicate the originals?

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I bought this 1982 Campione del Mondo quite a few years ago. It had a pretty good paint job but the top tube and rear triangle tubes were quite chipped and pitted.



I decided to touch up the paint myself and remembered an old bikeshop owner telling me that the celeste colour could be replicated by mixing equal parts of light blue and 'grass' green (enamel modelling paint). I did this and - bingo - celeste, but too intense and bright but celeste no doubt. I decided to add white in little amounts which toned the colour down. Little by little I had a perfect match to my Bianchi's colour. I filled the pitted areas with car body filler, a bit of a sand and then applied the paint with an air brush. What-da-ya-know it worked perfectly.


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Old 04-09-23, 08:19 AM
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Ok I odered this

I just ordered this
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Old 05-06-23, 11:13 AM
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