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Ford Racing Blue 2 22.22%
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Ford Orange Fury 4 44.44%
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about painting my bike. Suggestions?

Oops forgot to add light mint to the poll.
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I had a 1965 Ford Mustang GT that was Poppy Red.. I always thought that color would look good on a bike...

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I've found you can get professional automotive quality finish results yourself from rattle cans if you finish with polishing/rubbing compound to remove the ripple and use the 3 layer process of primer (plastic bumper primer NOT regular metal primer), color coat and 2-3 clear coats. I've found regular primer, used in lieu of plastic bumper primer, will cause the finish to crack after a year or so. No primer or clear coat or manual finish polishing and it will look like ****e.

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I like the cream, mint and orange. Mostly because they aren’t as common as silver, red and blue. Though that blue isn’t very typical.


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ive been debating about painting sylvester royal purple (my fav color) but ive had my phone camera tweek out on me and show me the bike in a light blue (bike is really red)
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Lotus Chrome Orange would be my vote if it's doable. Past that, I'd say the Ford orange, and then the Ford Blue, unless you want to go white. But the lotus orange sticks closer to your current color schemes.
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Thinking about painting my bike. Suggestions?...
Of the colors you showed, my #1 is the orange, followed by the blue.

HOWEVER, my fave would be candy-apple-tangerine....

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McLaren Fistral Blue

Leaning toward McLaren Fistral Blue (or Ford Nitrous Blue as second choice). Problem is McLaren are secretive about their color codes and it's not like we have a local dealership to query. Ford color codes are easy to find online. Paint supplier (PPG) needs a color code to mix it up.

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