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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 19th June 2017, 22:28
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After 3 years of running in bare aluminium and hearing aid beige panels 'Marlene' has finally got her clothes on! Painted in Ecurie Ecosse Flag Blue with satin black for the wings. Looks sooooo much better than she did. Done by a guy in Cirencester, who has worked an absolute miracle on the finish. We saved a few quid by removing and refitting all the panels ourselves,which was much more stressful than we anticipated!
Hopefully the photos I've attached will show on his thread, but they really don't do the colour justice. Need to just refit the spare wheel, luggage rack and roof.

Hope you like our colour scheme!

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Old 19th June 2017, 23:03
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Great colour choice, really suits the Marlin
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Old 20th June 2017, 00:03
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Looks really good!
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Old 20th June 2017, 17:47
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Excellent choice! It looks excatly like the colour they used on my Marlin Hunter. Can you tell me what it is called as I need to get some touch up paint to tidy the ravages of time on mine! Peter.
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Old 20th June 2017, 18:16
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Very nice
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Old 20th June 2017, 20:11
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Excellent choice! It looks excatly like the colour they used on my Marlin Hunter. Can you tell me what it is called as I need to get some touch up paint to tidy the ravages of time on mine! Peter.
Hi Peter. It was called Ecurie Ecosse Flag blue, but I think it's been renamed as Jaguar Flag Blue, as they recently sprayed an F-Type in this colour to commemorate the Ecurie Ecosse racing team.

Thanks for all the positive comments guys. The guy that painted it was a wizard, the panels don't look fibreglassy, and it's a real factory finish. Just need to not scratch it!
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I recommend some of that 3M clear covering on the rear wings - mine are mess from stone chips. Some day I'm going to get them resprayed and cover them.
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I recommend some of that 3M clear covering on the rear wings - mine are mess from stone chips. Some day I'm going to get them resprayed and cover them.
Ditto

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Old 21st June 2017, 15:06
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Lightbulb Ecurie Ecosse Paint Colour

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Excellent choice! It looks exactly like the colour they used on my Marlin Hunter. Can you tell me what it is called as I need to get some touch up paint to tidy the ravages of time on mine! Peter.

It's called Flag Metallic Blue. I had my Tribute A352 sprayed in it, having bought cellulose from Ken & Lyn, Buxton, Derbyshire 01298 814813, 07778 165966 or 07779 142188.



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I recommend some of that 3M clear covering on the rear wings - mine are mess from stone chips. Some day I'm going to get them resprayed and cover them.
I have put some on the bottom 1/3rd of the rear wings, hopefully this will keep the worst of them off The paintwork.
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Nice shade of blue.
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Nice shade of blue.
Thanks!! Sat in Cirencester the other day and one guy came up and asked what model of Bugatti it was!
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brilliant! Love that color!
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