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Offline MRD

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Modern paint for Mk sries
« on: 05 Dec 2007 at 15:37 »
Hello everyone
Can any body tell me what the modern equivalent would be for Polychromatic Blue?
Thanks    MRD

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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #1 on: 05 Dec 2007 at 20:30 »
Hi,
Douglas paint colours have been discussed on the forum previously - use of the search facility using the  keyword 'paint' has located these topics that may assist you - there are others - try the search using the keyword 'colours' for more.

http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php/topic,2170.msg7864.html#msg7864

http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php/topic,910.0.html

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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #2 on: 06 Dec 2007 at 09:53 »
MRD
I have recently completed restoration of a Mk3S (see picture).
The options for the blue are Triumph car Tahitian Blue or FORD Gentian Blue. The Ford colour is a recent colour used in Australia and I'm not sure if it is used in other countries.
Hope this helps
Peter

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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #3 on: 06 Dec 2007 at 17:41 »
Thanks Peter
I will keep that in mind as I also have a Mk3 but thats in thousands of bits at present.
My main concirn is for the Polychromatic (metalic) blue for the Mk 4 & 5 as this is the machine which is more complete.
Thanks again    MRD

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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #4 on: 06 Dec 2007 at 21:58 »
Sorry about that, I obviously went off half cocked, should have read the message.
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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #5 on: 13 Dec 2007 at 07:25 »
Hi,
     Here in the U.K., Mk5 Polychromatic Blue has the I.C.I. ref  PO31/4863 and is made up as follows:
                    Clear Base  404     -------      488 parts
                    PO30/9995            -------      170 parts
                    PO30/9970            -------        20 parts
                    PO62/9970            -------      114 parts
                    PO63/9904            -------        82 parts
                    PO62/9900            -------        64 parts
                    PO62/9949            -------        38 parts

     Even if this brand of paint is not available in your part of the world, your local supplier should be able to cross-reference it, and provide a good match.
 
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Re: Modern paint for Mk sries
« Reply #6 on: 13 Dec 2007 at 13:38 »
Thanks Eddie
When we get over the winter period, it looks like I've got some spraying to do.
Thanks again......   MRD