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1 month 6 days ago #5197 by mjmorrisva
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Friends, I've taken all the painted pieces off the bike and removed all the hardware. I'm looking for recommendations on painters who can provide a factory original paint job (including the hand painted pinstripes) using the correct pain. The bike is Lava Red with the black fade outline. Does anyone have a recommendation? I live in Leesburg, VA. Happy to take a long day drive and will considering shipping the parts (that fairing is huge though).

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Matthew

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1 month 5 days ago - 1 month 5 days ago #5200 by Wobbly
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mjmorrisva wrote: ...painters who can provide a factory original paint job using the correct pain.


Truer words were never spoken. :P

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1 month 5 days ago #5201 by mjmorrisva
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Having painted and restored a few cars back in the 1980s....I'm sensing that was subconscious on my part. One word - lacquer.

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1 week 1 day ago #5349 by 12173
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Last year I had the lower sections and tank of my 81 R100RT repainted in it's original Smoke Red color. Because New York state will not allow the use of the enamel lacquer paints, I had to find an alternative. I was recommended to D&R Auto Body in Potterville, NY which is near Lk. George. Pat,the owner/painter, found an acrylic paint used on the Mitsubishi vehicles which is almost a spot on match for the original color. He also used a GM black paint for the "smoke" around the edges as per the factory.
I've attached a color card for the paint numbers that were used. Pat finished of the paint job with a few coats of clear coating and the finish is great and almost chip proof.
I hope this is usable info. I know it's a bit of a ways from you, but Pat does quality work at a reasonable price.
Good luck

Rick
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