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Old 03-01-2014, 11:24 PM   #1
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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did you visit colorite to get the paint? They have OEM colors....
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Personally, I wouldn't even consider option 2. If you can't live with it, go the colorite route.
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You don't have to use Color Rite.
If your painter uses PPG they have the ability to digitally colormatch.
Take a piece that's currently the color you want, I usually use a fender or resr cowl, and they can get a perfect match from there.
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If the last pictures are accurately representing what your eye sees then, it can DEFINITELY be better. That would be unsatisfactory paint work, imho
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That is not as good as it gets.
I'm really picky about paint, especially when doing motorcycle wreck repair/customizing, as you're usually not painting the whole bike just parts of it.
The painters I use never have any issues matching parts.
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I agree with Patrick. Get a match done on an existing part. OEM distributors don't account for age discoloration. Even OEM paint only has a slim chance of matching a bike that old.
The sun fades the base color from the top down. If there is a urithane clear over that, it will just slightly start to yellow in the "less sun" exposed areas and become just slightly milky in the "more sun" areas. i.e: our tank can actually be two tones of the same color. That's impossible to match.
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