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1Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:20 am

moriarti

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Hi all Help required BAJARED RED Code 174.None of the paint stores can find/match this.Anyone know more than they do. cheers.


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

2Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty Re: color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:01 am

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I have Baja Red 1984 K100RT. but its a different number. 578.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

3Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty Re: color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:44 am

Point-Seven-five

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The number on the "Color Code" sticker is actually a color scheme that includes things like pinstripes and who knows what else.

There are places where you decode the code to get the actual color number. 

That may or may not help you since not many paint manufacturers bother with formulas for motorcycle paint.  If you do a search, you will find sites that specialize in motorcycle paint that will be able to sell you a proper color match.

I have found that if you don't need one of the tricoat paints that BMW used, you can get a pretty decent match by taking a part to an automotive paint store.  Most of them now have color matching systems that can get very good matches. 

The problem is that BMW for some reason doesn't share much color information with aftermarket paint manufacturers.  Probably due to some sort of agreement with BASF who provides the factory paint systems.  I was lucky to get the formula for Pearlmut Silber.  It was only because I do a fair bit of business with my local paint guy and I came in at a time when they were slow that two guys were able to spend almost 45 minutes searching their data bases to find it.


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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
    

4Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty Re: color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:17 pm

moriarti

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Thanks to both of you. .75 your explanation is in line with the paint guys,so three of us did an eye check of the color charts ,and independently chose a color ,WOW
we all chose the same one affraid hows that for psychic vibes,so will be using  this nearinuff color after all 30od years it might have changed abit anyway. lol! Chatter   Iknow i have


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

5Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty Re: color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Point-Seven-five

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A lot of colors fade or yellow over time. I've had to bring paint back to have it adjusted for fade.  It's especially bad with reds and some whites.  

It's always wise to bring a part to compare what they mix.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down   color codes  Empty Re: color codes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:24 pm

moriarti

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Rode the bike to the shop just to be sure rather than a small sidepanel,not able to take it inside due to narrow doors,don't know how i thought i could ride the side panel Surprised Hopefully the guy doing the respray will be happy with the match.

Thanks for the help/info.


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

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