Repsol orange

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  1. jay956

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    Anyone know if there is a rattle can paint thats close to the Repsol orange?

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    Thanks
     
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    Can't help you with the paint, but thanks for the great pic.
     
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    Motorcycle Paint :: Touch Up, Aerosol & Refinish Paint - ColorRite has what you are looking for. The rattlecans are 30+ bucks each and to do it right it takes three types of paint.

    Sherwin-Williams automotive and aerospace division may have that color.

    An alternative is to see if you can find a full line body and paint shop with a mix station and have them mix some lacquer. Some Sherwin-Williams dealers have the facilitys to package paint in aerosol cans.
     
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    thanks man. i saw tha color rite stuff, just not sure if i want to spend $30 on one can of spray paint. after all i am using spray paint because i'm broke.
     
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    Fingernail polish at WalMart? A buck a throw..for half an oz.


    Give em a call. Looks to me like you need a quick fix using lacquer rather than a catalytic urethane.



    Another source for auto paints is NAPA. They carry Martin-Senour who I think is owned by Sherwin-Williams.

    Hard to tell what you need without seeing what it is you want or need to do.
     
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    leave it alone...painting your bike the the repsol bike wont make you ride like that...:wedgie:

    I know...i'm an :asshat:
     
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    lol, gotta paint it with something, its already sanded down.
     
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    You could just leave it like it is and tell anyone who asks that it's the very latest thing.. ;)

    Any of the two component paints even without reducers and using generic hardners are gonna be pricy. A cleacoat is not an absolute necessity. A good idea yes but do you have to have one? Nope.

    Another thing to conside is that the "two pack" paints are toxic as hell. Most are monoisocyanates. In less scientific terms they can have you drooling in your Wheaties. Not a good thing.


    Certain colors cost more to make and those costs are passed on the consumer. Reds and yellows. Right, red and yellow do make orange.. Maybe go for something close to the Repsol orange in lacquer.
     
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    anything will be an improvement. the previous owner painted it and it had that orange peel surface to it all over, and everytime i used my saddle bags or tail bag some of the paint would rub off. im just trying out the tail piece first and if it goes well then ill do the rest.

    that color rite stuff says it requires their base coat too. is that just another way for them to get $30 out of me or would it really make a difference?
     
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    I painted my 06 600RR with some color rite paint... I just sanded the plastic and painted you really don't need the base paint unless you are painting over a dark color...I just ordered a Repsol Honda Kit for My 06 VFR should be here in two weeks. I will need to paint my tank and rims resol orange as well.. I was thinking about having an autobody shop painting the items for me shouldn't cost no more than 100 bucks Im assuming... I wonder which cost more painting or powder coating?
     
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    Reds and yellow as well a being pricy are translucent. The "standard" base colors for red can be grey or even black. For yellows usually white will do or a base of another yellow just a tad darker than the finish color. As far as the paint chem itself, I see no reason those base colors can't be tinted primer.

    Just my two-bits worth... I don't think one or even two rattlecans is going to go as far or give you the coverage to paint your bike any orange close to the Repsol Orange.

    Too bad about the other paintjob but orange peel has little or nothing to do with the paint debonding from the chafing of your bags. Automotive level paintwork instead of being the old saw of "the job is 95% prep" should read 99% prep. My guess is that whoever painted the bike last time did little or no sanding or dewaxing.
     
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    Yes, the base coat is THAT important.

    Listen to BB, he's trying to guide you right brother. A single component Laquer is way to go Jay if you are on a budget. NAPA even sells the stuff in a larger than normal spray can for about 8 bucks each. See what they have in stock or can orderin those spray cans (They are Martin-Senor and yes Sherwin-Williams owns them) and roll with that.

    As a side note, the Color-Rite is really good stuff. I am amazed at how well their spray cans work if you follow the DIRECTIONS! LOL!

    Peace,

    BZ
     
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    you got it, he sucks at it and should stay away from paint (he is on this forum). cough - hotbrakes - cough


    i actually bought some laquer from napa a while back when i decided to just paint it white, but now i want something different.
     
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    Who is this mysterious dude? I looked in most of the paint threads for a dude named Wanker but didn't find him..;)

    Some clarification on what BZ said. The basecoats are important when the main colors are translucent. Many main colors just don't cover (opacify) well. The critical part of the basecoat is what color it is and is it compatible with the finish colorcoat. A tinted primer will do fine for red, yellow or orange. Best IMO for reds is a neutral grey and for yellows, another yellow a tad darker (increased chroma) or just white.



    So if you can get the NAPA/Martin-Senour/Sherwin-Williams in a lacquer that is close to Repsol Orange, the white you bought can be given a shot of black to turn it grey and you can use that as a basecoat.

    Last time I painted my 91, I used Martin-Senour's "Fire Orange" The pic is buried somewhere in that generation mess that is popular. It's a 91. I am a third generation American and I am not 91, just in case there is some confusion by dudes who have huffed too many paint fumes.
     
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