RAL Color code for powder coating rims on a 3rd gen 1990

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    Hi guys,

    Does someone happen to know the RAL code of the white rims on my 3rd gen 1990?

    I'm looking to powder coat them because the paint chipped off in some spots.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Badbilly,
    Thanks for your help.
    I want the color as original as possible.
    I have no problems finding the RAL codes of the fairings.

    The rims seem to be delivered by a subcontractor of Honda who delivered the rims already painted.
    This subcontractor hasn't released any of the RAL color codes unfortunately.

    My hope was that someone on here has already powder coated his rims and can give me a hint on which RAL color they used.
     
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    Good luck on that one! Some are of the mind that every part used on Hondas are made at the factory. Not true now or ever was.

    You might want to try a cross reference to the Brit color system.
     
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    I just had mine redone and told the powdercoater to use the whitest white he had. I personally can't tell the difference but I think they look great!

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    Okay I'm convinced. I think I will do the same ;)

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    Went the same route as Motleyfan and had the shop do the wheels with "Bengal White". Not sure who the powder manufacturer was or if this was the name given by the shop but they look fine to me. I know there have been a few inquiries made about the gold color wheels and the same issue existed, no readily available info. However, someone did eventually produce a color name, I believe the name that was found is "Summer Blond", still no color codes were found as far I recall. Good luck
     
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    For some reason I recall the color name, Ross White. I think...not that it's a code or anything.
     
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    FWIW.. I went cosmic white here. was to nutz trying to find what they used. Like black, there's only like 20 million variations . So I went the way I did. Couldn't be happier with the results. So just pick a white white. ;)

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    Cosmic dude-----where's my car?


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    May just have to do mine in white after all--- Liking it Mucho


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    Do it .. I dare ya.. ;)
     
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    Not to get too much off topic here.
    You seem to have changed your exhaust.
    Does the Slip on come with a ball joint, where it attaches to the Cat, like the original one?

    Your rims look perfect. Just the way I want them :)
     
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    I am gona adventually do the paint on my gen3 bike along with wheels and lower fork legs, its a young bike as it only has 23,000 miles now and I commute on it a few times a week. What does it cost in round numbers to powder coat two motorcycle wheels in the USA?
     
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    The place I've been going to charges anywhere from $60-$75 per wheel, at least the ones I have brought in. Depending on the prep needed and the choice of coating you choose, probably makes a difference. I'm sure with some shopping around you can find it for less. The place I go to is really close and they do a good job and have been doing this for years.
     
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    Like he says. The material cost varies for all the same reasons paint costs differ. Some powdercoaters use scavenger type booths that reclaim unused material. Old paint removal can be easy or a bitch. The overall process is basically the same whether the shop is a fancy boutique with crullers and tea or a commercial shop where ya get your coffee off a lunch wagon.

    A good source of info is to talk to the dudes who are into replica hotrods. Same source is good for paintwork too. Antique car restorers fancy the boutiques mostly. Crullers BTW, are not gluten free.
     
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    Hi, No ball joint on this 5th gen. Honda must of decided to change it from the 4th gen. where they use a sorta half round compression gasket flange system. I'm not sure if Honda stuck with this style of exhaust on the 6th gens. that being said this Staintune slips over the stock collector, then has a strap band that used for for keeping it put, you use a allen head on it to tighten it up.
     
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    RAL 9003 is whiter than white white. I have a powder coated wheel on the Bay UK
     
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    Whites can vary from batch to batch. The basic "white" pigment in most (not all) coatings is Titanium Oxide aka Titanium Dioxide. This is a mined material and varies in hue. The coatings companies would very much like to have 100% standardization but when some third world tyrant decides to go bonkers or the price is right the T0 cannot be standard since it is a raw material.

    The standards for both black and white are on the net having to do with the burning of a strip of magnesium for white and a black cube of known dimension and reflectivity..

    Do not buy anything from the little fat dude from North Korea or the other fat guy with the funny hair or your prices will skyrocket.
     
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