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Old 03-16-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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Looking for a good colour for an old Airhead

Any ideas?

I've nearly finished overhauling my 78 R100. Mechanically it's sorted but cosmetically it's a little "challenged". The bikes got over 200,000 miles on it so I'm not inclined to spend much on the paint scheme. I've just painted the fairing satin black using a spray can. I'm not sure about it though.

What would be a cool "cheap" colour for an old RT?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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I am quite partial to blue and white on airheads. blue frame, white and blue body work.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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I personally love the pearl white on airheads, though you run the risk of being mistaken for a cop...
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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I was thinking more of a "rattle can" spray job. It's not worth spending much on the old girl.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #5
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that orange "curry" or whatever is one of my favorite colors. Dont change it!

Even shit original paint will look cooler than anything rattlecan, imo

Isnt there a "british racing green"? I liked that color, too.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
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Isnt there a "british racing green"? I liked that color, too.
That's a great color.

Like painting anything, quality comes from prep, you can actually get a very good quality paint job from a rattle can, of course it is very easy to make it terrible as well.

The orange is a good color, not my favorite, but still a good color.

If you aren't willing to put the time in to really make the paint look good (yes even with a rattle can) don't start painting.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #7
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that orange "curry" or whatever is one of my favorite colors. Dont change it!
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