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Post  adespin on Thu 23 Feb - 23:17

Now that the Townmate is stripped to the bare bones and awaiting shotblasting, i'm thinking of changing the colour, i've had enough of the dull cossack grey, maybe the alternative original metalic blue or i rather like the metalic red as used on some later models Honda Cubs. Are there any pic's out there of T80's in red?
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Post  adespin on Fri 24 Feb - 3:12

Doesn't look so good in pastel colours, i was thinking more along the lines of a darker metalic red.
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Post  barker on Fri 24 Feb - 4:41

dark red or racing green would look nice

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Post  adespin on Sat 25 Feb - 1:51

Don't know about British Racing Green, might look a bit dowdy for a fun bike, thats my problem with the original grey. Nice day here today, sunny and no wind.
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Post  barker on Sat 25 Feb - 4:01

same here only sunnyer dark red will make it look like a itialian ferrari Evil or Very Mad

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Post  barker on Tue 7 Mar - 4:02

so what colour did you chose

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Post  adespin on Tue 7 Mar - 8:01

Still undecided, probably a metalic red , but what shade ?? Going for the frame shotblast tomorrow, found a local firm who will do it while i wait for £40, don't know what the going rate is but that seems reasonable.
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Post  barker on Tue 7 Mar - 9:06

used to work for a shot blasting firm its very reasonable just make sure your got all the bearings and any surfaces well protected with plenty of tape that you don't want blasted

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Post  barker on Tue 7 Mar - 9:08

also get it primed as soon as possible or rust will set in

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Post  adespin on Tue 7 Mar - 9:33

Yeah, will do, that's why i'm waiting for it, red oxide and primer on straight away.
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Post  barker on Tue 7 Mar - 20:03

camouflage looks good if nice and shiny seen it on some guns and a jeep , not the rough look on army stuff ,
are you getting the insides of the forks done if so check that there painted

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