AJS Blue colour match

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AJS Blue colour match

Postby Roderick » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:05 pm

There seems to have been two "Blues" used by AMC on AJS Model 14 250cc petrol tanks. One is a light blue which I think is the "Light Sky Blue" offered by RS Motorbike Paint Colours. It also seems to be the only Blue they offer for any AJS model.

I have used "Light Sky Blue" on another Special project so I know what it looks like but what I would like for the completion of the current Model 14 restoration is the original darker Blue.

Does anyone know what paint nowadays available is a good match for AJS Dark Blue?

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby Peter Morris » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:14 am

There were a few different versions of the 'same' colours. Les at Russells has 5 or 6 cans of the same colour touch-up paint from the factory..........all different.

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby ajscomboman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:31 am

Ford Balliol Blue is a lovely Blue and close to a factory colour.

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby Roderick » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:58 am

Ford Balliol Blue looks good, Rob. I'll go with that.

I didn't know Russells had original 'touch up' paint, Peter, but then that place is an amazing portal into the past. When I am in London, I like to go there & just stare in the window & am right back at the end of the 1960's. Absolute magic!

Thank you both. People on this forum are always so very helpful.

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby Peter Morris » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:03 pm

Roderick wrote:
I didn't know Russells had original 'touch up' paint, Peter, but then that place is an amazing portal into the past. When I am in London, I like to go there & just stare in the window & am right back at the end of the 1960's. Absolute magic!


I don't think they are for sale Rod, not big enough to paint anything with, there are only the few of them I believe.

I know what you mean, I am in there several times a week (My work takes me past there several times per week, sometimes per day) Les is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me a great deal. Got the G3C engine apart so I'll be back in there on Tuesday.

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby Ozmadman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Roderick wrote:There seems to have been two "Blues" used by AMC on AJS Model 14 250cc petrol tanks. One is a light blue which I think is the "Light Sky Blue" offered by RS Motorbike Paint Colours. It also seems to be the only Blue they offer for any AJS model.

I have used "Light Sky Blue" on another Special project so I know what it looks like but what I would like for the completion of the current Model 14 restoration is the original darker Blue.

Does anyone know what paint nowadays available is a good match for AJS Dark Blue?

Rod
Mediterranean blue metallic. RS do that one too listed for a 1960. I tried it but it was horrible to spray as a diy job so ended up rubbing it down, wasting nearly £60, and spraying my spare tank black which was an optional extra at the time.
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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby ajscomboman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:18 pm

Peter Morris wrote:
Roderick wrote:
I didn't know Russells had original 'touch up' paint, Peter, but then that place is an amazing portal into the past. When I am in London, I like to go there & just stare in the window & am right back at the end of the 1960's. Absolute magic!


I don't think they are for sale Rod, not big enough to paint anything with, there are only the few of them I believe.

I know what you mean, I am in there several times a week (My work takes me past there several times per week, sometimes per day) Les is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me a great deal. Got the G3C engine apart so I'll be back in there on Tuesday.


What's up with it this time?

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby shifter » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:15 pm

Blue Model 8 still looking good
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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby ajscomboman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:55 pm

shifter wrote:Blue Model 8 still looking good


Ford Balliol Blue at its best.

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Re: AJS Blue colour match

Postby Peter Morris » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:40 pm

ajscomboman wrote:What's up with it this time?


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