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Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by MichaelB, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. MichaelB

    MichaelB VIP MEMBER

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  2. Ron L

    Ron L VIP MEMBER

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    I'm not sure if Norton used this brand of metal flake or just coincidentally the same description. I doubt either company has copyrighted the name.
     
  3. Danno

    Danno

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    I used flake from Luxe Liquidation on the Titanic's tank and sidecovers.
    https://www.ebay.com/str/Luxe-Liquidation

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    It's close, but not an exact match for Fireflake Royal Blue
     
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  4. MichaelB

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    Your bike looks nice Danno.
    Not sure how many 'Flake' suppliers are out there.
    Thought it interesting they had most of the Commando colors.
    Looks like with a little fiddling, one could get really close.
    WAY above my abilities....................
     
  5. Danno

    Danno

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    Thanks, Michael. There are quite a few suppliers but you are on your own to match 1970's factory gelcoat flake. Mine was a lot closer in the bag but multiple coats of flake-infused clear and wetsanding between coats lightened the shade a bit. I have seen flake close to most of the factory Fireflake colors, blue, green, silver and red, but the bronze looks most difficult to match by eyeball. Pros like the Vintage Vendor seem to have no problem.
     
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