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Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by hugh_coombs at June 07. 2018

As my first post am in the process of learning about the Norton Model 99 as just acquired a 1959 wideline. I have cleaned the tank out by steam cleaning as the old liner had begun to fail with the impact of modern petrol but with a wall paper steamer pipe inserted and left for 30 minutes came off in chunks which I was then able to break up with pliers through the filler cap. Steamer experiment extremely effective and no acid had to be used. Put this in post in case anyone learning like myself for consideration. While the tank paint work is in very good condition (cellulose I think) it has the odd scratch and minor staining. Can anyone advise where I can get some matching paint ideally in small quantities as its just touch up. Many thanks for any help given and as a new member look forward to enjoying the open road experiences to come. Regards, Hugh

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by John Oldridge at June 07. 2018

Welcome to the club Hugh, I cant help you with your paint colour, but I am sure some of our more knowledgeable members will sort the problem for you re- colour.

I have a slimline model 50, and I think the paint is called dove grey, but to me it more like a cream!.............does your   bike have the original paint? or in the past has it been re-painted. I like the idea of your tank clean.....very inventive...........once again welcome

Regards John O 

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by robert_tuck at June 08. 2018

I cant think of any Norton that had dove grey as a primary tank colour,it was used on DL bikes below the badges and for frames, oil tank, mudguards . Some Std twins 59,60 also used Dove this way.

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by hugh_coombs at June 08. 2018

Dear all, Just wanted to say thanks for the comments. Looking at the tank again in the daylight its more of a silver like finish. When I work out how to transfer pictures from my camera to the site I'll try this and it will probably be more helpful than my original comment of 'gray'. I believe the tank colour to be original as it looks like lots of similar Nortons seen on ebay etc.  It of course for 1959 has the larger chrome panels either side with the badges mounted in those panels. The frame is black and to a high paint standard. Its just the tank that lets it the bike down a little and even here not major as much of the 'damage' is under the chrome panels. Hugh

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 08. 2018

Previously hugh_coombs wrote:

As my first post am in the process of learning about the Norton Model 99 as just acquired a 1959 wideline. I have cleaned the tank out by steam cleaning as the old liner had begun to fail with the impact of modern petrol but with a wall paper steamer pipe inserted and left for 30 minutes came off in chunks which I was then able to break up with pliers through the filler cap. Steamer experiment extremely effective and no acid had to be used. Put this in post in case anyone learning like myself for consideration. While the tank paint work is in very good condition (cellulose I think) it has the odd scratch and minor staining. Can anyone advise where I can get some matching paint ideally in small quantities as its just touch up. Many thanks for any help given and as a new member look forward to enjoying the open road experiences to come. Regards, Hugh

 

Hello the number of times I have posted paint codes for polychromatic Grey on the website,  ,  you have to look for them from now on.   yours  Anna J

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by John Oldridge at June 09. 2018

Hi Robert

Sorry for the confusion, My 1960 M50 is as you said, Dove Grey mudguards, rear shocks, and below the black on the tank,

Regards John O

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 13. 2018

Previously hugh_coombs wrote:

As my first post am in the process of learning about the Norton Model 99 as just acquired a 1959 wideline. I have cleaned the tank out by steam cleaning as the old liner had begun to fail with the impact of modern petrol but with a wall paper steamer pipe inserted and left for 30 minutes came off in chunks which I was then able to break up with pliers through the filler cap. Steamer experiment extremely effective and no acid had to be used. Put this in post in case anyone learning like myself for consideration. While the tank paint work is in very good condition (cellulose I think) it has the odd scratch and minor staining. Can anyone advise where I can get some matching paint ideally in small quantities as its just touch up. Many thanks for any help given and as a new member look forward to enjoying the open road experiences to come. Regards, Hugh

 

hello sorry norton colours for 59 wide-line  metalsences blue or post office red or black or forest green and Norton silver Gray metallic see Rs paints yours anna j

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by robert_tuck at Thursday 20:38

Its a slimline ANNA.  no your right ,the second post about dove is the slimline!.  I have a sample of orriginal dove grey and it is very grey, drab really , not nice at all. better to pick something more grey-white.

Re: Paint Model 99 Petrol tank Gray and removal of liner

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at Saturday 18:44

Previously robert_tuck wrote:

Its a slimline ANNA.

hello well up top he states he as a wide-line,   anyway I have just mixed up a batch of polychrome  grey in cellulose, so anyone needs me to do a mix for you paint job then email me,  I only use Cellulose paints  for plan solid colours  you can use synthetics  as the Norton workshops did back in the 20s 30s 40s 50s 6os  so its still doing a good job, yours  anna j

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