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Paint Code Location
« on: July 07, 2016, 01:09:08 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find the paint code of my bike?

Volkswagen hide it on a sticker under the carpet in the boot. BMW cars have it on the wing top or slam panel under the bonnet. Where do they put this on a bike?

I've had a good look and I can't see it. I've raided the owners manual etc but nothing.

Theres 2 websites you can use to lookup all the factory info on a BMW car but neither works for bikes.

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 09:12:19 PM »
I normally get my paint from here. It does have the XR colours
http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/colours.php

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 09:23:20 PM »
Thanks, didn't know that site.

The racing red is paint code NA5. There's no sticker on the bike so that'll be why I couldn't find it lol

Dealer doesn't sell tins (I'm sure I have a tin of BMW branded spray and lacquer in the garage from an old car I had - maybe they only do it for the cars.

Halfords can't mix BMW bike paint, they don't know the codes.

Found a vendor on fleabay though so all good now. Got the top all sanded down and ready for paint now.

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 11:15:53 AM »
Just a note, I used them to match the colour in my Z1000SX in Green as I had a small chip on the one of the pans after my first trip with them on.

I touched it up and the colour was nothing like it, the paint code on the pot was the same as the paint code on the bike and as the bike was only a year old and the pans had not been used by the previous owner there would have been no paint fade. 

Now it could be that the green is difficult to match and a red is going to be easier.
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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 11:37:55 AM »
Red is horrendous to match and apparently racing red is a 3 stage paint - base, mid and clear.

One of my cars is red, look at it under sodium lighting at night and every panel is a different shade lol it's new / never been sprayed.

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 02:19:08 PM »
RS are selling it as a two stage paint only, COB.

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 02:25:26 PM »
Funny enough, just been contacted by the vendor - its a 2 stage and 2 stage is the same price as 3 so would you like an extra tin of paint or clear?

I went for paint. Dunno what to paint next.

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Re: Paint Code Location
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »
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