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Old 02-02-2014, 01:06 PM
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Anybody Have Forest Green Paint on Their Bike?

Too lazy to look through the bike photos. James has me motivated for a possible bike paint with Yammy decals. I like his Black Beauty look, but was thinking of Forest Green too. Figured the gold decals would look good. If not, possibly Carmine Red like my dad's E. Anybody have a paint that matches the Carmine Red? Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:42 PM
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Please Meet, Carmela





and without her bikini



Flourescent lighting doesn't show her true color but I still Luv Her



She's got the stock paint on her BTW
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:59 PM
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Ahh, your bike is the one I was thinking of with the Carmine Red. It does look different without the gold striping like the 750.

Maybe I'm not feeling the Carmine Red. Here's the thing: I love the attention of the yellow. In-fact, it makes me feel good riding it. But, James's bike looks DAMN good in black with the black engine. And, if I used the decal kit, it would not look good with the yellow I have. But, it would look good with the black or forest green.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:47 PM
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72 pages of bike photos, and what's left is no forest green paint. Weird! I think the game plan is to ride the Yellow out for a month, then get the engine painted to see if I like it. If I get bored, Forest Green with the decal set is the plan.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:59 PM
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Carmine Red

Ian, I have the Carmine Red (new) formula. Info is still on the paint can from where I had it mixed to paint a side cover.

The old paint code number is no good to today's painters. The guy that painted the side cover had his paint rep get their matching machine come up with the mix. It was a perfect match.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:15 PM
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Carmine Red 1979SF

This is the bike that had the side cover repainted:

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:17 PM
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MP- Thanks, but I'm ditching the Carmine for now.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:31 PM
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72 pages of bike photos, and what's left is no forest green paint. Weird! I think the game plan is to ride the Yellow out for a month, then get the engine painted to see if I like it. If I get bored, Forest Green with the decal set is the plan.
It won't be weird if your the first !!!

I think the gold decals will look great with forest green metallic

Hey Mike, would You post the paint code for the Carmine Red, please ?
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Here is a Ruby Red I did on the SG I rebuilt last year. It is from a 96 Nissan. I liked the way it turned out.

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Hmm. It's not as great as I thought it would be. Maybe I'll stick with the yellow on a black engine. I feel lile a teenager with this. Very tough decision.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:36 PM
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It won't be weird if your the first !!!

I think the gold decals will look great with forest green metallic

Hey Mike, would You post the paint code for the Carmine Red, please ?
Yes. I will be where I can put my hands on it first part of next week and will post shortly thereafter.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM
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It's funny how different colors look in an ad versus in-person. Here's my deal: I enjoy the looks of Black Beauty, but I almost feel like I'd get bored with it. These bikes should be an expression of our inner soul, and maybe Yellow is my way to break free from everything. I feel like such a badass on my bike, lol.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:58 AM
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Yes. I will be where I can put my hands on it first part of next week and will post shortly thereafter.
Ok, thanxs Mike, no hurry just like to secure and store info as it becomes available.
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Did a green a while back, and a dark candy red/burgundy if it helps...


Its been fully stipped down now with a gold painted frame. Gonna go with a dark metallic brown with white racing stripes.
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