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1Back to top Go down   Finding a Colour Code??? Empty Finding a Colour Code??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:14 pm

DBRMN

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Hey Guys, I am desperate to find the colour code from this beautiful Cafe Racer project I found. I am assuming the colour is custom so I'm trying to find the closest next best thing, for example a factory stock car with the same colour. I've already attempted to contact the company who made the bike but they are a small Spanish Company and haven't replied in weeks. Heres the bike:
Finding a Colour Code??? Bmw-r810

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2Back to top Go down   Finding a Colour Code??? Empty Re: Finding a Colour Code??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:56 pm

Laitch

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@DBRMN wrote:Hey Guys, I am desperate to find the colour code from this beautiful Cafe Racer project I found. I am assuming the colour is custom so I'm trying to find the closest next best thing, for example a factory stock car with the same colour.
It's difficult to really know the actual color because computer monitors vary, and the reflections in the paint itself modify its hue. The 1990 color of the R80RT on this page from Phil Hawksley—Bermuda blue metallic 644—resembles it.
Finding a Colour Code??? 1990_c10


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3Back to top Go down   Finding a Colour Code??? Empty Re: Finding a Colour Code??? on Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Point-Seven-five

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take a part with the color you want to copy around to some shops that mix automotive paint for the collision shop industry.

They all have computer color matching systems now that can reproduce virtually any color you bring in. 

Having the BMW color code does not necessarily mean you can get a good match.  Many of the BMW colors are proprietary BASF mixtures and aren't found in the recipe books in the local paint mixers.  You probably have to go to a BASF paint distributor and pay an inflated price to get the "Official" mix, but if you get a computer match you can get a DuPont or PPG, etc. blend for a lot less.


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4Back to top Go down   Finding a Colour Code??? Empty Re: Finding a Colour Code??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:12 am

DBRMN

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@Laitch wrote:
@DBRMN wrote:Hey Guys, I am desperate to find the colour code from this beautiful Cafe Racer project I found. I am assuming the colour is custom so I'm trying to find the closest next best thing, for example a factory stock car with the same colour.
It's difficult to really know the actual color because computer monitors vary, and the reflections in the paint itself modify its hue. The 1990 color of the R80RT on this page from Phil Hawksley—Bermuda blue metallic 644—resembles it.
Finding a Colour Code??? 1990_c10
Yes it does not many good pictures of this colour out there though sadly.

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5Back to top Go down   Finding a Colour Code??? Empty Re: Finding a Colour Code??? on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:12 am

DBRMN

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:take a part with the color you want to copy around to some shops that mix automotive paint for the collision shop industry.

They all have computer color matching systems now that can reproduce virtually any color you bring in. 

Having the BMW color code does not necessarily mean you can get a good match.  Many of the BMW colors are proprietary BASF mixtures and aren't found in the recipe books in the local paint mixers.  You probably have to go to a BASF paint distributor and pay an inflated price to get the "Official" mix, but if you get a computer match you can get a DuPont or PPG, etc. blend for a lot less.
If only I had this bikes tank I would be sorted.

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