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Old 7th January 2009, 18:28   #106
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This discussion scares me! The detailed dissection of the interiors is almost maniacal!

PS: I've seen that blue car in Panchgani! I have to check old (printed, not digital) pictures for the license plates.
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Could this be the Peacock Blue we are all searching for! This is a picture of RD Burman's car that appeared in Mumbai Mirror.
I am watching the correspondence about the peacock blue colour with slight amusement. You guys are spoilt, when you buy a colour today it will always be the same shade. Not in the olden days. Let me explain:
The most common paint used in the old days was ICI DUCO paint. Not sure about the spelling. These paints were never used in a paint booth and were inconsistant. There were always different shades of the same colour so that touch up was difficult. You had to buy paint from one lot. In case of touchup the entire panel was to be painted so that the difference was less noticable than when you only did touchup on a panel. When I started out like Karl & co, I did not even have a car and was looking after my dads car, an Opel Record. The original colour was similar to Imperial red and during those times I got the car freshened up twice. And both the times the car was damaged almost immediately, once before taking delivery and the second time during the third outing someone went into the rear. And red was the most difficult colour to touch up.
I remember peacock blue, it was not as dark as the 1st picture, but darker than in the pic Karl is sitting in and not like the Burman car. Actually it depended on the batch. In those days quality was poor, paint could be cheap as anyway the car would sell due to monopolistic situations.
Peacock blue was a shade lighter than Oxford blue (again depending on the batch)
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Could this be the Peacock Blue we are all searching for! This is a picture of RD Burman's car that appeared in Mumbai Mirror.
Steeroid's dukkar was peacock blue originally, then it was repainted red, and then black. The blue i found in his car is very close to the blue RD Burmans car. Will post a pic by the weekend if u want.
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the mole Very happy to view BMC 1139, RDB's car picture-my favourite composer. He bought an Alfa Romeo in the early 1970's after becoming a successful maestro. What news has appeared about the car in Mumbai Mirror?
This is a repainted Fait 1100 in metallic Oxford blue.
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This discussion scares me! The detailed dissection of the interiors is almost maniacal!

PS: I've seen that blue car in Panchgani! I have to check old (printed, not digital) pictures for the license plates.
Didnt you see this?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1117340-post207.html

Awaiting better pics of the Panchgani car.
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Hey what about the colour my MRX 6839 was, before she became black ? Amol, you've known 6839 since childhood. Can this be in the range of blues we're talking about ?
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Hey what about the colour my MRX 6839 was, before she became black ? Amol, you've known 6839 since childhood. Can this be in the range of blues we're talking about ?
Ravi I remember your car being a medium turqoise blue, looks like the lighter paint sample you have from your car. This must have been in the early eighties when i used to live in Shivaji Park. But then again only Aditya's dad can tell you what the original colour was!
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Hi guys, time for another update I am attaching pics of prep work done for the paintjob, the body was finished with PU primer and subsequently a base coat for the colour has been applied, I must say she looks great even with the basecoat on. I will be painting the whole car in Standox, I will post the code a little later for everyones reference.

next update: finished paint job
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Is that the final color? If that is the BAse Coat, And after that i presume there will be clear coat..Isnt the Color a little too light?? Also, it looks a little bit Metallic!

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Is that the final color? If that is the BAse Coat, And after that i presume there will be clear coat..Isnt the Color a little too light?? Also, it looks a little bit Metallic!
No dude this is the coat over the primer to check the finished surface of the car, today the car will go to the paint booth and actually get painted, the actual colour is much much darker.It will look like the attached pic. also a pic of my ponton when it was in the same stage and now you know what it looks like.
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Wow, amol! I like the way your car is turning out man!
'can't wait to see her once she comes out of the final paint!

Droolmaal hai bhai sab droolmaal hai!

BTW, you've got the original rims as well, right?
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Hey Amol,

Your car is turning out to be a stunner .

Congrats.
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Amolbhai,

Your car look's to be great man.

Congrats.

I am waiting to see the fitting's of the car when it is 100% ready.

Good job.
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BTW, you've got the original rims as well, right?
I have Three I need one more atleast, its going to be a photo finish some of the other things I am still missing are the Aluminum Switch plate on the dashboard where the switches are mounted, and ofcourse the big daddy of them all two Aluminum Hubcaps.


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Your car look's to be great man.

I am waiting to see the fitting's of the car when it is 100% ready.

Good job.
Thank you guys your encouragement helps I am more excited about this fiat then I ever was with my Mercedes or Rover.
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Awesome, Amol. Totally awesome. You car's going to be a rock star among us.
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