stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

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stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Arnost » Tue May 17, 2011 10:13 am

1. NZ 350-1
2. 1945
3. something like 66125?
4. not read it yet
What do you think about this bike. Is that green color original? There is good looking dunkelgelb under it. Shall I wash of the green color? Does anybody have any idea what would be the best way to do it? [/img]http://img859.imageshack.us/i/dscn0336b.jpg/[/img]
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Post by pararigger » Tue May 17, 2011 4:18 pm

A nice pile oft metall! Looks like a camo pattern to me!
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Post by Wilhelm_Heidkamp » Thu May 19, 2011 5:06 pm

Try with Aceton or oven cleaner on a not visible place to get the colour off. Pre 1945 colour like the sandgelb will stay at the bike, when the green colour stays on, it may be pre-1945, otherwise it will come off the bike, but don`t use any abrasives. In my opinion, the green colour is postwar.
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Post by Arnost » Thu May 26, 2011 10:29 am

Here are some new (and I hope better) pictures of the bike. It seem there is dunkelgelb, green, very light green and dark red colour on it If you look at the petrol tank you can see that the green was the last color. I am not sure now if this green could be original especially when the light green and red one lies under it. Thakns for any coments.
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Post by DARIVS » Fri May 27, 2011 12:17 am

The tan was the original color, and was applied over a red primer. Looks to me like someone painted over the original tan with green. You can still see the original stencils on the petrol tank. It would be nice if most of the tan can be saved and areas that are red or green could be painted to match. Take close up pictures of the stencils on the tank so you know how to reproduce them if you decide to repaint the entire tank.
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Post by Wilhelm_Heidkamp » Fri May 27, 2011 4:44 pm

All the green colour with red striping and the dark red colour is postwar. Seems to me that the fenders were painted green with red striping and the tank sole red after the war. Only the tan and the lighter red areas are prewar.

Please try to remove the postwar colour softly, and don`t repaint the bike or parts of it! This will decrease authenticity and value of your bike.
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Arnost » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:12 am

Hello,
my brother just finished some cleaning and first part of assembly. Lets see pictures. Thank you for any comments.
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Graeme G » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Arnost I love that bike looks great as it is in my opinion.
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Wilhelm_Heidkamp » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:34 pm

Great job!
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Zylinder » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:11 pm

Very nice!! The same blue color as my NZ :shock:
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Lolo » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:50 pm

Hello Arnost,

Very nice motobike in original color !
I just see on your photo that you have the original little electric jack to put off easly and quickly the batery.
Is it possible to have photos of détail of this jack. It's the same as on the manual D605/27 of the NZ-1 from 5.8.1944, p40

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I'have à 125 RT of 1944 and a 350 NZ-1.
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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Panama » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:40 am

Congratulations Arnost,
very nice bike in its original color.
Personally, i absolutly would keep it the way it is, almost all bikes are repaint, very rare to see an original one!

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Re: stripped NZ 350-1 from 1945 in original color?

Post by Arnost » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:01 pm

Thank you all for the comments. Expecially to Zylinder owner of the best DKW NZ 350-1 in the world:).
Sorry for late answer. We will try to keep the bike as it is, expect of some still missing parts (spedo, front wheel in orriginal color etc). We were able to find orriginal packtaschenhalter in orriginal color. It is the last modell simmiliar to the one used on KS750 or R75 bikes:)
To Lolo I will do pictures and some measurements of the batery conector soon.
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