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Norton Silver colour

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Hello,

has anyone the colour code of a modern colour ( like BMW 123) matching the Norton Silver used on Dominator Twins?

thank you for your help in here

Daniel

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I can't speak for the exact 1960s Dominator shade but I have sprayed my 1970s Commando tank, and used the same paints on several 500 singles..

A close match to the Commando silver is BL Silver Leaf/Birch from the 1960s-70s. Ford Silver Fox 1969-72 is virtually the same if a shade stronger, but any difference is very slight.

I always felt that the Commando silver was slightly weak and wanted something with more tone so mixed 25% VW/Audi Zinngrau 1983-96 with 75% Ford Silver Fox. I really like the result but in a line up of silver Commandos I guess you would struggle to see a difference.

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Dear all,

thank you for your support to find the best matching silver colour.

Cheers Daniel

PS. I will post the picture of the ready made tank when i get it back from the paintjob.

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Same question for Mid 60’s Atlas red, looking for modern day equivalent. I think the post office red advised for 50’s Dommies is too red.  I think a Candy Apple was one option for export, looking for a solid red colour as was used on 88SS, 650SS from ‘65 onwards 

cheers

simon

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As per the 1966 and later parts book the only red tank listed was Candy Apple Red for "the Atlas"

Al

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Hello All Members Now how many times has this topic come up on these web pages  many many times yet members are not looking back for these threads  and its easy to do,  just type in what your looking for and its site will find for you, Next Now  has  for Paint do try contacting Nu-agane paints Bedford or see Hugs paints E-bay  paints And Candy apple is a coloured lacquer  over silver base  

yours  anna j 

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Cheers Anna, thanks for the reminder and info.Sometimes though when dipping in and out of the forum you don’t always immediately think to search a topic you just impulsively ask a question.

I’ll certainly checkout the info you have advised 

cheers

Simon

Hi Anna. I know we've spoken about it years ago but are you saying that tinted lacqueur is available again?  That's what "Polychromatic" was but I didn't think it was available any more.  My 1955 '88' was the metallic grey poly (silver base coat) and my 1957 Raleigh Palm Beach Tourist push-bike was red polychromatic - when the top coat chipped it was silver underneath.  With that finish you didn't need a clear top coat for metallics like you do nowadays.  Mistake I have seen on many restored bike with a metallic finish but no clear coat.  It's essential to prevent oxidisation of the metal. 

 

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