I've never seen Brooklands in black !
There about -seem a few- mate bought a set for his yellow 7 - look really good- I would post a photo if I could work out how too?
I very much doubt if you'll find a set on the shelf but I have seen a set that has been powder coated (stanchion and screens). It was on a black-packed car and personally i thought it looked pretty good.
Member since March 1998
I think you can get them nylon coated which is a bit more durable- might look into it if nothing turns up
The problem is the screens - you have to get the glass out before they go in an oven. I did once obtain 2 new screens made in black from Kimble Engineering who make (made??) them. I met John Kimble in the Castle Hotel whilst on holiday in Dartmouth.
We had a beer, exchange a plastic bag and some cash - didnt look dodgey at all.
I’d recommend etch primer (upol aerosol) and satin black spray paint for the brooklands frame and powdercoat all the other bits.
I had two screens made from a pattern by a local glass company £15 quite easy to remove/replace glass. J Kimble would not send me new screens, wanted me to send him the frames, aprx.£50
I have been told to buy the screens without the glass fitted and then get powder coated before sending back to Kimble to get the glass fitted- but if the glass can be removed and replaced easily them I could bet a second hand set and do it myself.
I've had black pack brooklands on my SLR for years (the coolest look if I do say so myself*biggrin*)
Mine started as chrome. The guys at Kimble removed the glass had the frames powder coated down their way, then refitted the glass and returned it. Meanwhile locally I had the main stanchion nylon/plasticoated including all the twiddly bits