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British racing green with silver

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by PJFlynn, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. PJFlynn


    Apr 26, 2017
    New steel tank here soon from andover. Looking for paint code or pictures of original British racing green. With silver decals.71commando.
  2. oldmikew


    Jul 25, 2015
    Its much lighter than BRG . the closest match I could find at the time was Ford Forest Green took it back for pigment adjustment ... If you have a BRG fast back younwill find that because its an impregnated colour it will match a painted colour under some lights and not others... so good luck .
  3. brian4.2

    brian4.2 VIP MEMBER

    Jun 1, 2016
    Be careful of BRG. I had a reputable vendor paint my tank and tail. While there is a gloss, the color underneath is dull and flat. Not at all like the sample provided. Be sure to get samples of the suggested color before you proceed with painting.
  4. austinnorton


    Oct 15, 2006
    Not sure if you will accept this as BRG, but here are photos of front fender and side panels that I stripped and painted last week. I last painted them using black Imron 40 years ago. I too wanted a nice metallic dark green and went looking on the web. Found a 2014 Corvette color, "Limerock Green". They had me with the name... Had local parts shop mix the paint. I really like it and it is the same as the Corvette. However I looked at the color name on the can. It is "unripened green". I kinda feel cheated... Actually GM rotates colors and they called something less appealing when it was used on p/u's, but still...


    Would like someone to direct me to directions to post pics. Feeling a bit stupid.

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  5. jimbo

    jimbo VIP MEMBER

    Sep 24, 2004
    Some if not all USA market bound 1968 green bikes were repainted candy apple green ( one tank I have has a solid BRG fiberglass gelcoat underneath). You can get any shade by applying more candy over the silver.The originals had pretty thin top coats and were spotty looking . I posted many photos here somewhere. I do not know what factory 1971 green looks like .

  6. oldmikew


    Jul 25, 2015
    rear Fastback on my profile pic is 1971 Factory original colour impregnated fibre glass moulding ... The fairing is an Avon I sprayed . It matches under some lights and not others...You cannot match a sprayed to an impregnated surface colour - unfortunately.

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