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    Default paint color for silent grey fellow

    i would appreciate if anyone can tell me a modern paint color close to or exact as the color of the silent grey fellows for the fenders and tanks on my '27 custom. not sure what color i should paint frame, what do you guys think would go with black wheels, alot of Parkerized finishes and a modest amount of nickle on my engine...? tough question i know it's my bike, but feel free to give your thoughts. you can get a better idea what i'm doing by looking at my project far under "members builds"

    or maybe candy tone lime green with a candy red frame, i don't think so, but the thought has crossed my mind.

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    Thank you for your reply. i don't know much about paint. are the codes on the back of the chip universal to any paint manufacturer? or are those codes color specific to a particular vehicle? would i need any other information if i took those codes to my local automotive paint store?

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    Contact John Pierce, Colorwrite, www.hdpaint.tk He is the best
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Swan View Post
    are the codes on the back of the chip universal to any paint manufacturer?
    Hi Steve, RAL codes are an international colour standard that is used in all sorts of industries. I used to work in the Oil and Gas business and clients always specified colours of equipment using the RAL standard. Not sure if USA car colour specialists will be familiar with RAL codes but an industrial paint supplier will be.

    Have you tried contacting Ian Biddle? his site is here: http://www.f-head.com/

    He is in the UK (in fact not too far from where I live) andhe is pretty good with the old grey stuff and if you email him I am sure he could provide alternative codes if you cant get RAL colours.

    John

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