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wilbo

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What colour code is my bike! K10011
Can anyone help me with the colour of my bike please as I need a few bits respraying.  Its a BMW K100 basic manufactured 10/83.  No stickers remain under the seat and the colour appears metallic orange/red depending on how sunlight hits it as per the picture attached.

Any codes or colour names appreciated.


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Current Stable
1983 BMW K100
1996 BMW R100RT
2009 Honda CBF1000
2003 Aprilia RS250
1996 Kawasaki GPZ500s
1955 James Colonel 225cc
    

2Back to top Go down   What colour code is my bike! Empty Re: What colour code is my bike! on Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Forget about trying to match the color.  It is a red that has faded badly and nothing you do will be able to match it.

Best thing to do is live with it or pick out a shade of red that you like and do it in that.

If you can find a spot that is out of the sun, you can take that part to an auto paint place and they can match it with something close that is used on cars.  The part of the rear cowl that is under the seat should still be close to the original color.

My Mystic Red K75RT has a good match in a Ford paint code G2 "Red Fire" that was used by Ford between 2002 and 2011.  I have used it on the fairing, and you can't tell the difference between that and the original paint on the tank and other body parts.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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wilbo

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Forget about trying to match the color.  It is a red that has faded badly and nothing you do will be able to match it.

Best thing to do is live with it or pick out a shade of red that you like and do it in that.

If you can find a spot that is out of the sun, you can take that part to an auto paint place and they can match it with something close that is used on cars.  The part of the rear cowl that is under the seat should still be close to the original color.

My Mystic Red K75RT has a good match in a Ford paint code G2 "Red Fire" that was used by Ford between 2002 and 2011.  I have used it on the fairing, and you can't tell the difference between that and the original paint on the tank and other body parts.
Thanks point-seven-five, that souinds a sensible thing to do, I could remove rear cowl easy enough and get it to a shop - see how much they want to do a full respray for me then.  Rear cowl is scratched badly as person before me fitted a non standard top box and the underneath of the top box put big groves into cowl.  Front radiator grill, sides also badly scratched and tank has a lot of crazing and a few chips.


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Current Stable
1983 BMW K100
1996 BMW R100RT
2009 Honda CBF1000
2003 Aprilia RS250
1996 Kawasaki GPZ500s
1955 James Colonel 225cc
    

4Back to top Go down   What colour code is my bike! Empty Re: What colour code is my bike! on Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Wilbo,

I think your paint is Red Metallic (Candy)...see screen shots from the RS Paint website:
What colour code is my bike! Red_pa10

What colour code is my bike! Red210
As Point Seven-five says - even if you order the right paint getting a match with the old (faded) bits will be difficult. My first K100 was this colour and it does seem to fade to an orangey colour. I resprayed the whole bike with Red Metallic (Candy) (a K100 LT has a lot more fairing than you have!). As detailed above, you need a specific base coat to get the right finished colour and the top coat is not the easiest to apply for getting a uniform colour all over.

I have just used the RS paint people again (with the repair of Gretel) and they are very good and quick too. I needed 5 spray cans of my top coat (I had no need for base coat this time) to do the duck tail, front fender, fuel tank, radiator cowl, small side panels, top box and panniers. I bought primer and lacquer from Halfords (a bit cheaper) - if you are going to do your fuel tank, Halfords also do a petrol resistant lacquer in a rattle can.

Good luck!


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                              Paul  What colour code is my bike! 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Inge K.

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+1......my RS have the same colour......code: 031 rot metallic.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

6Back to top Go down   What colour code is my bike! Empty Re: What colour code is my bike! on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:59 pm

wilbo

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Wilbo,

I think your paint is Red Metallic (Candy)...see screen shots from the RS Paint website:
What colour code is my bike! Red_pa10

What colour code is my bike! Red210
As Point Seven-five says - even if you order the right paint getting a match with the old (faded) bits will be difficult. My first K100 was this colour and it does seem to fade to an orangey colour. I resprayed the whole bike with Red Metallic (Candy) (a K100 LT has a lot more fairing than you have!). As detailed above, you need a specific base coat to get the right finished colour and the top coat is not the easiest to apply for getting a uniform colour all over.

I have just used the RS paint people again (with the repair of Gretel) and they are very good and quick too. I needed 5 spray cans of my top coat (I had no need for base coat this time) to do the duck tail, front fender, fuel tank, radiator cowl, small side panels, top box and panniers. I bought primer and lacquer from Halfords (a bit cheaper) - if you are going to do your fuel tank, Halfords also do a petrol resistant lacquer in a rattle can.

Good luck!
Thank you so much for this!  I really appreciate it, and I may even have a go at doing a small panel or two myself, always feel spraying is a dark art though.  The website looks useful so I suppose nothing ventured nothing gained!  Thanks for Petrol resistant Laquer advice also, makes good sense to ensure you dont ruin your hard work.


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Current Stable
1983 BMW K100
1996 BMW R100RT
2009 Honda CBF1000
2003 Aprilia RS250
1996 Kawasaki GPZ500s
1955 James Colonel 225cc
    

7Back to top Go down   What colour code is my bike! Empty Re: What colour code is my bike! on Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:24 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I have found that a significant savings in cost of a paint job can be had by doing the prep, primer and base coat oneself and then taking the parts to a professional for the clear coat.

The clear coat is the only really critical part of the job as it needs to be a "wet" coat, and only experience and frequent exercise can get the best results without runs, sags, or orange peel.  All the layers beneath it require is the application of several light coats to get the required coverage.  A job even I can do.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

8Back to top Go down   What colour code is my bike! Empty Re: What colour code is my bike! on Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:34 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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@wilbo wrote:Thank you so much for this!  I really appreciate it, and I may even have a go at doing a small panel or two myself, always feel spraying is a dark art though.  The website looks useful so I suppose nothing ventured nothing gained!  Thanks for Petrol resistant Laquer advice also, makes good sense to ensure you dont ruin your hard work.
You're welcome! That's exactly why the forum is here. 

As Point seven-five says, the primer and base coats are fairly easy to do. The Candy top coat is a little trickier to get a consistent colour on all parts, but not impossible. Lacquer is not too bad to apply, but if you want a really good glossy finish, a professional is probably the right answer. As ever, preparation is the key - even the slightest unevenness of a repair will stand out like a dogs parts and you'll end up wasting paint and time if you don't get it right.

Make sure you order at least one more can of paint than you think you'll need. Nothing more irritating than running out with just a little bit left to do.


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What colour code is my bike! Uk-log10 What colour code is my bike! Sco-lo15What colour code is my bike! Eu-log10
                              Paul  What colour code is my bike! 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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