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I am having one heck of a time finding the paint code for my '07 SE. Pearl Crystal White is the color. The only thing I can find is on the Color Rite web site & there is no code. I am needing to get a couple of parts painted. The guy uses PPG & Lechler paints usually. I am trying to save him time & want the best match I can get. Does anyone know what the actual paint code is or where I can find it?
 

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I had the same issue finding the new lime green for my 6. Color Rite was the only place that had it pre mixed in cans or spray.
PPG store couldn't even come up with it.
I went to my local Carquest auto store with a rear cowl and they could take a picture, spectrophotometer?, and mix it right there.
 

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Color-Rite is owned by Sherwin-Williams, so that would be your best bet for finding matching paint other than ordering through Color-Rape directly. i took a piece of Candy Plasma Blue plastic to Colormaster, a local PPG supplier that puts paint into rattle cans for small jobs, and the guy behind the counter said he couldn't match a candy color as soon as I walked in the door. Got a close match by going through their sample books, but it's not exact.
 

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"they could take a picture, spectrophotometer"

Ya that

My favorite body shop had to do some painting for me and they use one of them there things too. It was almost a perfect match.
 

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"they could take a picture, spectrophotometer"

Ya that

My favorite body shop had to do some painting for me and they use one of them there things too. It was almost a perfect match.
I guess that is what I will do then.
 

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I am having one heck of a time finding the paint code for my '07 SE. Pearl Crystal White is the color. The only thing I can find is on the Color Rite web site & there is no code. I am needing to get a couple of parts painted. The guy uses PPG & Lechler paints usually. I am trying to save him time & want the best match I can get. Does anyone know what the actual paint code is or where I can find it?
Paint code is on the bottom of the seat (front, rear or both). I think it is a 4 digit number. That is where they are on almost every bike.
 

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be careful getting the spectrometer. they're not that accurate. and if it's a pearl color that's 3 stage, it won't be able to do it very well at all. you won't get anything near the real color. if you want that proper color, get it from colorrite
 

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be careful getting the spectrometer. they're not that accurate. and if it's a pearl color that's 3 stage, it won't be able to do it very well at all. you won't get anything near the real color. if you want that proper color, get it from colorrite
I agree,
but Colorite is also 3 stage. They have their base, color, and clear coat. I think their package deal is about $120?.
The nice thing about the spray cans is it's all there. if you buy it in the cans, you'll need hardner and reducer. Either way, it all adds up.
This was from my build thread.
I checked into Color Rite for paint. Just a can of spray green and black would cost almost $90.
The Carquest store shot a pic of my cowl and made some green paint. Looks really close.
1/2 pint of green, 1 pint of gloss black and reducer, $50.
I also had the sign shop make up some stripes and they even gave me more material to try other things, $24.
I repaired and painted the original fairing to try and match the rest of the bike and tried the decal stripes.


 

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yeah it depends on the color if the camera can pick it up. it did pick up my boys m109, but not my 14. i run a bodyshop and it is hit or miss. i would follow camera first and it is not always a dead match depending on its target value, but its a start and if that doesn't happen you may have to go with color rite.
 
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