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Old 03-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Local place to get spray can of suzuki touch up paint

Hi guys im having some difficulty finding a local place to make me a spray can or two of suzuki charcoal grey touch up paint, any you guys gone this route before can lend some advice?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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like in a spray can? or a quart of paint?
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not local but the only place i know that stocks OEM bike paint

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i actually heard someone else mention color-rite ill have to check them out and yes, spray can as in rattle can
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not gonna find one of those in a bike oem color that I know of, you can have the paint made in quarts, buy a pressure it up yourself can but thats about it, most u.s. paint makers aren't going to have the proper paint match though. bikes are either european paint like sikkens or something made in japan, and I think most of them actually use sikkens
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if you buy the paint i know a place than can probably make it into a can,

Johnson Automotive Supply
1214 College Avenue, South Houston, TX 77587
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Doesnt NAPA do color matched spray cans? At least they used to...
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I was looking to paint a top case and a few items to match the Candy Diamond Red of my '09 Concours 14. I looked up Colorite's prices and balked at the insane prices. Auto paint prices have risen steadily over the past 2 decades I've been shooting paint, but Colorite's monopoly prices are just highway robbery!

Well, I took off a small panel and went over to A J Foyt Paint on Bellaire. He took one look at it and recognized as tri-stage candy paint with a silver ground coat. He pulled out a color chip card from the Deltron Vibrance II series of candy colors, and we went outside to eyeball it against the C14 body panel in the sun. Turns out the color "Hot Lips" is almost an exact match for the Concours Candy Diamond Red color.

Anyhow, I ended with a pint each of the ground and color coat, at about half the price of colorite equivalent. When the weather gets a bit milder around here, I'll go try it and see.

Long story short, you are not going to find anybody that sells rattle cans for motorcycle OEM colors. You probably won't like the results even if you do, especially if it is a metallic, pearl, or candy color.

If it is a small touch up job, get your auto paint store to match a 1/2 pint of paint and dab it on. Anything larger, you're liable to make it look worse than it already does.
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Forgot to mention one other option...

If the color is not very bright, like a black, or very dark red, blue, etc., you might get away with an OEM auto color. take a body panel to Pepboys or Autozone and check match. You might get lucky and find one that matches close enough.

This will work ONLY if the area to be touched up is in a less conspicuous place, like on a lower fairing. If this is top of your fuel tank, then fergettaboutit.
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most paint shops should be able to mix you up a small batch.
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The Sherwin-Williams Automotive (281 933 0655) on wilcrest south of bissonnet has a formula guide to match most Suzuki, and other manufacturers OEM colors,
They can put the color in a spray can too.
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If you want SherwinWilliams, All Paints, 7417 Hillcroft St., has much better prices. Guys there are real nice. They are an independent store not owned by SW. That's where I get most my my supplies, including urethane clears. Sherwin's Ultra line of refinishes are very nice and can be quite a bit less than the latest from PPG and DuPont. Their older Dimension line is good too, though color tinting isn't as good. They have another store near Hwy6 too, IIRC.

For trickier color matches and specialty paints, I go to PPG, as they have many more formulations.


BTW, I just re-read the OP. A dark metallic grey, like most neutral dark tones, should be pretty easy to get a fairly good match.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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Tasco in the heights will match paint if you give them the manufacturers paint code 713-864-6371

looks like 2 cans of spray paint plus their clear coat are going for something like $100.00 more like 40 for paint+clear in a non-spray can form.
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