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1970's Raleigh Super Course 'Coffee' paint match?

Old 07-06-13, 12:52 AM
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1970's Raleigh Super Course 'Coffee' paint match?

Hi guys&gals.

I just wanted to apologize in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong thread. I have just joined the forum today.

I recently came upon a 1970's Raleigh Super Course in great condition. It still has it's original "Coffee" paint job. Being as old as it is, it does have quite a few nicks and scratchs all over the frame. So instead of taking the whole bike apart and getting it sand blasted and re-painted, I would really like to keep the original paint and just touch it up instead.

I have already attempted to get a paint chip using a razor blade so I could take it to get matched, but it just wouldn't work. The paint is too thin and is also transparent when chipped off. Is there another method of matching paint that I'm not aware of????

anywho.... I was just trying to find out if anyone out there has tried to do this also and if they could send me in the right direction as to finding a match because I really want to keep the bike it's original color.

Thank you for your time.

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Welcome! If yours is like mine, you could try taking just the fork to an auto body supply store and have them try to match it:

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I'm a fan of Testors paints. A mix of Testors Brass and Brown would probably get you close.
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Me too. You might have to buy more than 2 bottles of paint, but they're cheap. Trial and error. Get some of those little mixing cups at the hobby shop when you buy the paint. Try a couple drops of this, and that...and try it on an inconspicuous place on the frame and remember, the color of the wet paint will be slightly darker when it dries.
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Thanks for the help guys. To the hobby shop I go!
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