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Is this Flamboyant Red 1966 A65L
#722548 01/18/18 11:52 pm
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Is this Flamboyant Red. I'm in the process of a respray on my 1966 BSA Lightning. I've been told conflicting stories in regards to this colour. I actually think this colour is too dark for original. Would appreciate anyone's thoughts.

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Re: Is this Flamboyant Red 1966 A65L
iansouthoz #722555 01/19/18 1:21 am
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Since you chose to use "Photobucket," and most of us refuse to pay the blood money that outfit requires for us to see your picture, we'll just have to GUESS what it looks like.

I assume you are NEW to this site?

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iansouthoz #722563 01/19/18 2:32 am
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ian, since photobucket pulled the plug, I've been using postimage.org.

Are you using paint that was sold as Flamboyant Red, or some substitute? I know that candy apple red over a silver metallic base is very close, assuming you lay on the right amount of red.

This paint looks different in different lights, as did the original paint on my '67 Lightning. In daylight, it looked rather warm, but under street lights at night, it would take on a purplish hue.







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Re: Is this Flamboyant Red 1966 A65L
iansouthoz #722578 01/19/18 10:34 am
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Candy type paints is what the factory used for their flamboyant colours, it all depends on the number and thickness of the coats of the top varnish as to whether you match the factory result.

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iansouthoz #722587 01/19/18 1:42 pm
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As Mark Z says, it's candy red over a SILVER base coat.

If you use a GOLD base coat it will appear much darker.

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iansouthoz #722687 01/20/18 9:07 am
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many years ago i was having Bob Myers of "cycle color" fame do an a65r tank and side panels.we got on this very subject. as far as WHATS REAL flamboyant red or anything else is a matter of conjecture and opinion and will remain so "ad nauseum" . this is because even the factory paints of the era were quite inconsistent to the point that two bikes the same color were rarely exact matches even on the showroom floor. he explained the candy color application and even with the same paint batch no two painters are the same either (no robots) i go back that far but i honestly never noticed when i was 16. you still out there BOB?


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