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Dove Grey Paint

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Hi, restoring my 62 Navigator De-Luxe, struggling to define the paint 'Dove Grey'. Does anyone have a BS number for this paint? 

Cheers

John B

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Even with the correct BS number I would not go there.  I have an original side panel with the unbleached paint on the inside, and its a really depressing drab dirty finish. I have seen a number of restorations and they all have plumped for a grey tinged  white or even cream. The original finish does not look too bad once bleached by the passing of 60 years ,but the unbleached---YUK!. Where are you based?. 

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I used RAL 1013 perlweiss or pearl white for my  Navigator, a cream white, looks ok  for me. I had o original dove grey paint as a refernece, bike was painted red all over.

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I too used RAL 1013, but would say it is to creamy, I think you would be better looking for Arabian Grey. I bought a pair of side panels that were original and the colour was mmuch greyer. Agree with Robert that it might be a bit glum, but if I do this again, I will try to get a toned down version. Also if using the Blue, try to get something nearer to Ever Ready Blue.

 

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Mine's done in Ford Dove Grey. Looks fine to me and, of course, is easy to colour-match for touch-up purposes.

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I used RAL 1013 and am very pleased with the match to un-faded patches on my 1962 Navigator. Astonishing how the paint fades and changes tone in normal use over 55 years.

My bike was boxed and stored in a dark barn in 1964, and only unboxed last August.

Another advantage of using RAL 1013 is that it is international, touch-ups are easily obtained. I had the frame parts powder coated RAL 1013 and the mudguard, tank etc spray painted in a different shop to RAL 1013. Perfect match.

Peter

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Thanks everyone for the replies; sorry for the delay in responding, been away for a couple of days.

My 1962 Nav, de-luxe should be Dove grey and black, but having found a BS Dove grey I couldn't believe that such a drab colour could be correct. My frame had been painted a much lighter grey, almost a cream. I'm almost convinced to go with a lighter colour such as RAL 1013.

I was toying with the idea of satin black frame and a more vibrant colour for the rest but....I used to be indecisive, now I'm just not sure. There's still a fair amount to do before I need to make up my mind though.

In answer to your question, Robert, I'm in Darlington,

Cheers,

John B

 

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