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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, 12:11 PM   #7
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The Bronze colour on it at the minutes been done with a spray can. It looks better on the picture than it does when you see it close up.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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In the classic day BMWs could come in any color you wanted, as long as you wanted black!
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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that orange "curry" or whatever is one of my favorite colors. Dont change it!
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:13 PM   #10
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My /5 project in the garage came in a rattlecan French blue type color that was the same color as the blue in the BMW roundel on the tank. I intend on repainting the same blue color. Oh, and gold pinstripes.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:15 PM   #11
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I really like the stock color on my '78 R45. Nice shade of 'blend in brown'.

The R80 with the hack is a reddish orange, not sure if that is stock or not, but it looks nice. Then there's is alwayts, shiney black like the C.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #12
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I've always dreamed of green.

Almost did my GS in OD, but it just doesn't have the age to merit the color.
THis is one of my favorite colors on a bike.


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Old 03-17-2008, 12:21 AM   #13
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I like that green.

This paint jobs just a temporary thing so I was looking to have some fun, the problem with the RT is there's so much bodywork only certain colours look right. Hopefully the bikes only going to exist with the spray can paint job for a couple of months while I sort my Mono G/s out.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:14 AM   #14
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Zebra stripes

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #15
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