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Old 01-06-2010, 12:30 PM
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Ive been looking for color matched paint to paint my pimp bikes undertail. I emailed the company (very nice guy) and he said to try carquest and napa. The ones near me dont do finishes apparently. Any idea where to get some color matched paint? I need the honda white color.
 
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Here is a picture of my bike
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:39 PM
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you should probably find out the exact color code of that white and go to a ppg paint place and have them mix a color for you.. that would prolly be the easiest way to color match
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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Color Rite for the win.. You can look up by your model and year.

http://www.colorrite.com/

Enjoy
 
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AS said above colorrite will have what you are looking for. ppg and other paint stores don't carry bike paint, and don't have the codes to match it up they deal with cars only. I went thru this deal when I was wanting to get my tail painted black, and they didn't have the mix for it.
 
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Originally Posted by xjoewhitex View Post
AS said above colorrite will have what you are looking for. ppg and other paint stores don't carry bike paint, and don't have the codes to match it up they deal with cars only. I went thru this deal when I was wanting to get my tail painted black, and they didn't have the mix for it.

EXACTLY, and trying to have a local auto paint shop color match the stock Honda CBR red was a PITA
 
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Originally Posted by yog182 View Post
Color Rite for the win.. You can look up by your model and year.

http://www.colorrite.com/

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Thanks. I knew about color rite but I wanted to see if there was anything cheaper (~$30 for a can of paint), looks like its my best choice.
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NYKnick1015 View Post
you should probably find out the exact color code of that white and go to a ppg paint place and have them mix a color for you.. that would prolly be the easiest way to color match
+1 or colorrite

a PPG or any reputable paint shop will have a device that can match the paint tho and will be cheaper.

Colorrite will have the exact code, but isnt cheap.
 

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PPG will only get about 95 percent close the max when color matching. If you want it 100 percent you'll have to probably cough up some pretty penny's for paint. I work with ppg every day color matching. Gets close some times but can be a shade off.
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:01 PM
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For factory color-match, Colorrite is your source. However, don't forget that factory paints will fade/discolor depending on age & conditions. So, even colorrite *may* not be an exact match to what your bike's paint currently is. Good luck.
 
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