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fgclark123
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Paint shades - red?

Post by fgclark123 on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 12:43 pm

Hi, does anyone have experience of mixing / applying paints? I'm looking to colour some farings the correct red. Thanks
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Old Wobbly
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by Old Wobbly on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 3:38 pm

Is your bike red?
If so, the white/black colour code sticker should be found under the seat on the mudguard. Clearly visible. For example, the colour code for a red 00-03 cb500s could / should be r-255m which translates to "rich red metallic".
98-00  cb500s bikes with the big "sport" graphic on the fairing have a slightly darker red which I haven't got the code for. Hopefully someone else can tell you. Using your code as a starting point is the way to go, as you may want to rattle can your fairing or hand it off to a pro. Either way.
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 5:42 pm

There is a list of the different colour codes for different years at the bottom of my post here
http://www.cb500club.net/t4699-spec-stats#42587
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skyrider
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by skyrider on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:44 pm

I re-sprayed mine in ford radiant red (not original colour) and not a bad colour
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Old Wobbly
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by Old Wobbly on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 7:36 pm

Well done James...more useful info. You da man.
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fgclark123
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 2:39 pm

Thanks James, great link. Any thoughts on telling these two apart:

00-02
Radiant red metallic Code:R218
Rich red metallic Code:R255

Cheers
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hh_12345
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Re: Paint shades - red?

Post by hh_12345 on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 3:39 pm

There are some pictures on the German wiki:

http://www.cb500-wiki.de/doku.php?id=verkleidung_und_anbauteile:farbcodes

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