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brad black

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I've tried the VHT cast iron colour....didn't much like it tbh.....they do one called black pearl though, not exactly OE looking I know but I'm a big fan of it!
is it darkish grey or a bit off silver? i want something that's a touch darker than the aluminium colour, but certainly not grey. hard to find good photos of it on something. their nu-cast aluminium might be what i'm after. probably just have to buy a can and spray it on the same piece of steel that has the universal aluminium on it. probably should prime a piece of steel and then spray both on it to make it a fair comparison.
 

unclerob

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The cast iron is a mid grey colour....a bit darker than it shows on their colour chart but can't find a pic of anything I've painted with it!
At one time though I was trying to match the Brembo caliper light gold colour on some cases...VHT gold is a lot darker....used the cast aluminium and then a light coat of gold on top while still wet....worked out quite well....maybe try a darker base coat then the aluminium?
I'm not so sure about the smell though....I bake mine in an old electric oven in the workshop....
 

semmins

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I used the cast iron on an NTV as it was a close match to the original colour.
Also used the aluminium and satin black on a few Ducatis, and a CB750.
 

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brad black

Been Around the Block
I used the cast iron on an NTV as it was a close match to the original colour.
Also used the aluminium and satin black on a few Ducatis, and a CB750.
steveo? thanks for the pics - the ntv is way too dark. decision made - i'll just go with what i have.
 

brad black

Been Around the Block
The cast iron is a mid grey colour....a bit darker than it shows on their colour chart but can't find a pic of anything I've painted with it!
At one time though I was trying to match the Brembo caliper light gold colour on some cases...VHT gold is a lot darker....used the cast aluminium and then a light coat of gold on top while still wet....worked out quite well....maybe try a darker base coat then the aluminium?
I'm not so sure about the smell though....I bake mine in an old electric oven in the workshop....
i've often thought of things like that, but generally my ambition outweighs my talent and there's an inevitable redo.
 

unclerob

Been Around the Block
I have my fair share of paint mistakes too....sometimes they're quite interesting though....
 

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