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Author Topic: C5 Military paint  (Read 1293 times)

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C5 Military paint
« on: May 05, 2010, 02:23:56 PM »
The paint on the new military looks like it is finished 'matte'. Is that so? It also looks very very dark, significantly darker at least in this picture (http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/military-c5.html) than the typical military green. I kind of like it, but cant help but wonder if photography lighting has contributed to the dark tone.
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Re: C5 Military paint
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 03:14:26 PM »
They are not that dark in person. The lighting on the newer advertisements is real dark for some reason.  The attached picture isn't in full sun light.
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Re: C5 Military paint
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 11:57:22 AM »
That's stil waaaay darker than the older paint color on the military, as i remember.  Still looks good, but not quite right, to me....

I could be mistaken, though.

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Re: C5 Military paint
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 01:13:19 AM »
  I believe there are 2 olive drab paints currently available the newest version is the battle green.. it almost looks black.  The one in the picture is very close to the color of my'07 mailitary.
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Re: C5 Military paint
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 08:04:27 AM »
Br. Westie, I have seen the new Military model.  Your photo above does capture the new color very well.
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Re: C5 Military paint
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 05:02:50 PM »
The '07 actually looks way more "authentic" to me.  It seems MORE green (less dark olive).  Also having the extra green color on the engine case make it look a lot more "military like".   

   I really favor the THICKER knees pads on the older "07 too!

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