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Trouble with OEM paint

Any one had trouble with getting fairings or other pieces painted to match the OEM paint .. I have a Memphis shades batwing I want to paint to match my bike ,my bike is the candy imperial blue the paint shop I took it too said kawasaki doesn't release their coat numbers so getting it to match would be difficult he also can't get the paint and recommended I buy from color rite which is gonna cost me over 200 bucks plus what he charges to do a 3 stage paint job .. Just seems like a little much for just a small fairing . Anyone else have any problems in the OEM paint department ?
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all i can say is take it to a different shop.....any competent shop can at least accomplish a match that is equal or better than color-rong

FYI automotive paints and shop time are expensive.....want it done cheep buy a spray bomb and diy........
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I have been wondering about what it would cost to paint a batwing also. Still deciding if I should buy one or not and the cost to paint it to match my bike is one thing I am taking into consideration.

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With me buying the paint and then getting it sprayed its gonna be 600, but I'm goin to take it to a differnt shop in a few days and see of they can do any better .. If not I'm buying a spray gun and doing it myself
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Any one had trouble with getting fairings or other pieces painted to match the OEM paint .. I have a Memphis shades batwing I want to paint to match my bike ,my bike is the candy imperial blue the paint shop I took it too said kawasaki doesn't release their coat numbers so getting it to match would be difficult he also can't get the paint and recommended I buy from color rite which is gonna cost me over 200 bucks plus what he charges to do a 3 stage paint job .. Just seems like a little much for just a small fairing . Anyone else have any problems in the OEM paint department ?
$200 for paint sounds pretty reasonable to me . . .
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$200 for paint sounds pretty reasonable to me . . .
Yikes .. to paint 2 fairings color matched ... $400

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With me buying the paint and then getting it sprayed its gonna be 600, but I'm goin to take it to a differnt shop in a few days and see of they can do any better .. If not I'm buying a spray gun and doing it myself

ck these links out, if u paint your self practice on a scrap, remember not too much paint in one coat it will run

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all i can say is take it to a different shop.....any competent shop can at least accomplish a match that is equal or better than color-rong

FYI automotive paints and shop time are expensive.....want it done cheep buy a spray bomb and diy........
Plus 1 ... find one with a scanner or that has the paint codes ... they are readily avail to paint shops. For my classic, fairing and bags .. two tone with pinstriping .. $699. My trailer same price ... my custom two fairings ... $400

Look around you, will get what you want. Btw ... give them the front fender to color match the mix.

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Any one had trouble with getting fairings or other pieces painted to match the OEM paint .. I have a Memphis shades batwing I want to paint to match my bike ,my bike is the candy imperial blue the paint shop I took it too said kawasaki doesn't release their coat numbers so getting it to match would be difficult he also can't get the paint and recommended I buy from color rite which is gonna cost me over 200 bucks plus what he charges to do a 3 stage paint job .. Just seems like a little much for just a small fairing . Anyone else have any problems in the OEM paint department ?
Im on the road till sat, I will pm you when I have access to my computor vs using my my phone ... im a lousy typist.

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Yikes .. to paint 2 fairings color matched ... $400
Well, unless there are lots of other options for the same result.
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