RobB, Are you in the UK...??? If so a company called RS can match the paint for you once you have got the code. The only problem is half a litre of paint costs about £30.00 but if you are doing the whole bike it will not work out that expensive...
I was thinking of going to the benelli dealers up my road to buy a bottle of touch up paint and then take that to a paint makers to be matched, they may even have the code i need, but sounds like they might have trouble matching if i dont have the code :S
Just got back from dealers and apparently the green is a laquer, not and actuall green paint. It seems its painted silver underneath and then laquered with green; apparently a very speciallised job. Throws a small spanner in the works cos it also sounds expensive :rolleyes
They have given me a number of a local place that can do it so will be popping in there next week to have a word.
Right, went to Halfords today and they cant match it without a paint code, they dont even do the analysing. And as i cant see my local dealer lending me a bike for the paint to be analysed looks like i might have go find a colour as close as i can get :rolleyes Im not too bothered if its just off as long as its pretty close.
JohnnyO, have you got the paint code at all thats not recognised? It'll be a start, and just never know it might be reconised, the guy at Halfords seemed to know what he was talking about also which helps.
guys, i have sent sample of my flaking side panel(green) to rs paints and they have got the laquer and base silver aerosol cans in stock.
i have sprayed it today and colour match is as good as perfect(have to be careful how many coats of the laquer you give it),i did 3 coats. i will finish tomorrow and let you know how i get on .if i can get my digital camera to work i will take some piccy`s.
Hiya. Not got the paint done yet, im repairing the bodywork tomorrow and then taking it straight to my mate who's spraying it for me.
Every now and then i see a Benelli at the bike meets i goto, soon as i see one ill park up next to it to see how close it is Depending how many layers of the green lacquer go on will depend how dark it is, but ill be doing a picture for him to give him an idea.
Ill post pictures up for you guys soon as its done
By the way, its a ZXR400 the paint is going on, should look the nuts if my mental image is correct :lol