What shade of red is the Guzzis of the 50's

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What shade of red is the Guzzis of the 50's

Post by Cassino » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:10 pm

Does anyone know what the red of the MG.s built in the 50,s is?
I have a Guzzino 65 and I want to rattle can paint the rear seat frame and parts......I thought that there may be a car colour that is close enough......anyone got any ideas?

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Post by SCMGuzzi » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:55 pm

Have you looked at this co. Very helpful on the phone as well.
http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/colour ... ocale=true
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Post by Cassino » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:20 am

Thanks for that Steve, I will call them......
The problem with a 68 year old bike is the fact that there is a degree of fading.....like most red colours.
Tempting to have the whole frame powder coated( like most of the YouTube vids!)......But there is something about honest Patina.Well used, and well loved....Maybe?

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Re: What shade of red is the Guzzis of the 50's

Post by Don-Spada » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:18 pm

I painted my 65 Stornello in Ford Colorado red, but as I did the whole bike it didn't matter if it wasn't an exact match.
Trying to match an old colour is never going to be easy. Maybe take a part down to your local car park and see if you can find a good match.
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1978 SP1000, 1965 Stornello, 1988 Harris Bonneville. 1988 California 3 and another Stornello, year unknown so far.

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Post by Richardj » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:55 am

That is a very very pretty bike Don. I think I want one. I presume that’s your shed in the background.
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Re: What shade of red is the Guzzis of the 50's

Post by Don-Spada » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:55 pm

It's a fun little bike, but not up for any distance, great for popping into town for a bit of shopping and exploring the local back lanes.
I think the local Reverand may have something about using St Dy's as my shed!
1978 SP1000, 1965 Stornello, 1988 Harris Bonneville. 1988 California 3 and another Stornello, year unknown so far.

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