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Official PMS color for 'Celeste'?

Old 02-14-19, 02:53 PM
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Official PMS color for 'Celeste'?

i'm trying to track down bianchi's official color, but only seeing some people online that appear to be guessing.

anyone have link to the official word from the company?
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Old 02-14-19, 03:00 PM
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Problem one. There is more than one shade of Bianchi Celeste.
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Old 02-14-19, 05:26 PM
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Bianchi Celeste Color:
Pantone 333; OR, C 38 / M 0 / Y 27 / K 0.
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@cb400bill knows what he's talking about. Celeste is a moving target. The celeste of the Bianchi Oltre XR4 is different than the celeste of the Bianchi L'Eroica. Today's celeste is different than the celeste of the eighties which is different than the celeste of the sixties which is different than the celeste of the fifties. When Bianchi was making bikes in both Japan and Italy each manufacturer had their own shade of celeste.
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Fwiw, a downloaded PDF road bike catalog from Bianchi uses PMS 7472 as a spot color, and when in process, they use a C48/M3/Y25 breakout. This doesn't necessarily mean it'll match a bike though.
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There are different shades of Celeste on bikes even this year...I have a local dealer that has several of each model. There are variances between them all. The new Intenso and Infinito have a completely different color...
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Industrial pollution altered color of the Sky over Milan I'm Told ..
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BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage forum could probably give you the complete history of Celeste.

I do remember reading it was originally meant for the Italian army and Bianchi was using surplus stocks after the war.

link on this very topic: Yet Again - Bianchi Celeste Paint Code

Pantone #332 "seafoam green" is one option
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Here are the 3 colors mentioned so far.. mind you, you're looking at an RGB display



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this is awesome! i sort of always suspected this, but really haven't seen different years of bianchi's sitting next to each other (that i can remember).

i'm trying to match one of those, so maybe i'll just get some color chips and compare them to the old bianchi paint job that i'm trying to hit.
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Recently used 333 mixed at local automotive paint jobber. (Was planning 332 but they could not source exact formulas for it) That said, I like the 333 better. It’s more in line with corporate advertising or its more modern looking. Has more intensity to it. With as many variations as there are in “official” Celeste, unless you are striving for a period perfect restoration...I tend to just oversimplify 332 as vintage and 333 as modern.
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Could someone dig up and post the Bianchi magazine print ad for the topic of Celeste? Wouldn’t mind reading over that again and have no idea when or what publication it was in. Was a full page as I recall
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Has anyone used Spray.Bike paints?

They have two shades of Celeste.

I might be buying some for my Ibex.
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If you are trying to match the paint on an existing bike for touch up or partial repaints, most automotive finish suppliers can scan the frame and come up with a very close match. Due to fading and color variations during production, this is probably closer than using the original paint code. Just feather it out properly and buff the entire finish to an even gloss. Might not be perfect, but only you will ever notice. I did this for a fork and touchup for a 1990s Trek and it's really difficult to see where the old and new finishes blend.
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Originally Posted by Matadors View Post
Has anyone used Spray.Bike paints?

They have two shades of Celeste.

I might be buying some for my Ibex.

Here is the finished product, Spray.bike Milan Celadon 2

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Meh.
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