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Paint
« on: May 15, 2017, 02:54:31 AM »
Where can one order paint to match the color code of their bike if they are going to be doing the painting themselves?  Or will any paint company be able to get it for me?
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    Re: Paint
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 02:58:18 AM »
    The first place I would check would be with a Yamaha dealer.  Second would be a paint shop that does bikes.
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    Re: Paint
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:13:27 AM »
    There's also Colorite.  Google their name and you will find them.  I'd go to my local auto paint and body supply store first, because I already have their clears and reducers.
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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 08:07:47 AM »
      www.colorite.com

      I have bought their paints for my bike and they are a perfect match.
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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 02:27:51 PM »
      I just had some parts painted to match.  Body shops will have a hard time to match the tri coat paint of the Raiders ( if yours is the tri coat like mine )   They even tried the Colorites paint codes.  THESE DO NOT MATCH. 

      My suggestion is to order the paint yourself from Colorite.  Why the paint codes from them do not match is beyond me.  The bodyshop called me up and said for me to come look as the codes they used produced a different red.  Its tricky with the tri coat because if they use too much silver for base coat... it will be too bright and silvery when they apply the red.  If too much red... you lose the silver sparkle.  A bitch to match were their words.  LOL

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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 06:48:56 AM »
      Yep, it's all in how much of each color is added that makes it what you see.  Nothing but trial and error is going to get the perfect match.  The problem is it's not a single color you are looking for.  There is no single color code for what you have, it's a match of two separate color codes and how much of each was used in the original paint job.

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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 08:00:46 AM »
      My front fender was repainted using a match from the supplier my painter buys from. Pretty close.
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