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About 1970, having read somewhere that "Bronson Red" paint was available from Harley-Davidson, I went to an H-D dealer north of Boston, MA, and asked about it. I was shown a can of the paint (so I know it existed), but, unfortunately, I didn't purchase it. Now I am searching for more information on it, including even an old can of it. I anyone can help, please email me.

(The following is a reply, received Jan. 8, 1998, to an email I sent:)
Some time between 1936 and 1980, DuPont made a Harley paint formula called Bronson Red. The color is not listed under any year Harley in the Data Book and is not listed as a Harley paint color, but is listed as a DuPont formula for Harley Davidson paints 1936-1980. The only numbers I have for it are the Baking Enamel # which is B797-BN-1 and the Air Dry Enamel # which is 99-BN-163. It is possible that DuPont mixed the paint for Harley but that Harley never used it on one of their bikes.

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Julie K. Balassa
Styr Crazy, Inc.
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Note from jonpf: see the cycles page (text of MGM press release) for a bit of info confirming the "Bronson Red" paint color on the motorcycles!

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