A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
More about paint
Avatar
lbayorkie
Otley, West Yorkshire
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 233
Member Since:
December 6, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
April 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Interesting item on eBay.

Makes you wonder, given the uncertainty about paint codes, how well this touch up matched.  

Ebat item: 173880941373

Avatar
Sponge
Lancashire (A chip shop somewhere near Preston)
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 128
Member Since:
November 6, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
April 24, 2019 - 4:41 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

On the subject of Bushfire Orange ......... A few years back I tried to find a match for a Bushman and ended up with  a can of something a bit wishy-washy a Ford Capri colour that looked OK In the workshop but more like baby poo in the sunlight.

I then heard an interesting story about Bushfire Orange from an old BSA employee .......he said that they ( BSA management ) had a look in the paint stores at Armoury Road and found a leftover batch of yellow paint from the AA contract and leftover Red paint from the GPO contract. These were mixed up 50:50 and hence Bushfire Orange which as you all know went onto the Bushman, the B44 and possibly some other bikes. Makes so much economic sense that it has to be true !!! 

Rupert Ratio also bears this out in his excellent book about Unit Singles, Vol 2 ....... it explains a lot about BSA colours.    

Its not worth getting too hung up on colours, where old motorcycles are concerned,  its not a science, its an art. Next time I paint a Bushman I am going to do it the BSA way.

Avatar
lbayorkie
Otley, West Yorkshire
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 233
Member Since:
December 6, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
April 24, 2019 - 6:42 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I just dont understand how a company could ever promote a 'touch up' paint for a colour that was never consistent. 

Avatar
grahamkeen1
South Manchester / North Cheshire.
Forum User
Site Member
Forum Posts: 97
Member Since:
November 15, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
April 25, 2019 - 4:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi,

Can anyone suggest why I am getting notifications on this topic (like Bushman Orange colour) and yet if I click the link they are not here ?

Thanks, Graham.

D1 Renovation; had it for 50 years and thought I ought to start :)

However, as I thought it might take a while, bought a B40 to ride.

Avatar
cocorico
Central France
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2846
Member Since:
June 23, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
April 25, 2019 - 8:48 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

grahamkeen1 said
Hi,

Can anyone suggest why I am getting notifications on this topic (like Bushman Orange colour) and yet if I click the link they are not here ?

Thanks, Graham.  

Maybe because I've started moving questions from the Technical Archive as it is a place with answers to frequently asked questions, not a place for asking questions frequently!

The Bantam Club Forum - all the answers are in there. If not, Google may.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 223

Currently Online: Mags 1, malj
35 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Cornish Rooster: 3314

Anderzander: 3209

bart: 3142

Sprung Chicken: 2650

Mags 1: 2583

David Dale: 2491

Munchkin: 2221

Katj: 2139

Blue Heeler: 2139

HowD1: 1943

Newest Members:

Andy Fox

Forum Stats:

Groups: 9

Forums: 46

Topics: 11776

Posts: 101215

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 519

Members: 3068

Moderators: 2

Admins: 3

Administrators: Piquet, JMD, Rusty Floater

Moderators: cocorico, xcgb