Quick Paint Question


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Jmicester24
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Quick Paint Question

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Hello Folks!

I have a 1999 GL1500 that is the color Candy Spectra Red. I looked up the paint code R176C and cannot seem to find a match at my local paint store. I found a few websites but they seem to want an arm and a leg for a spray can.
My question is does anybody know what is the closest color that comes close to matching? Will any of the Dupli Color perfect match automotive paint spray cans come close? Thanks in advance! :)


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It is a three stage paint. No single color can be a good match. There are a few places that make it, but as you say it is pricey.
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I'm sure there has to be at least one that is somewhat close, right?
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I'm sure you could match the color, but not the depth. That is a clear candy red applied over a silver metalflake base coat, then a clear on top. It also takes some skill to match when putting on the candy red. Above my pay grade for sure. Base and clear is my limit.
It all depends on what is acceptable to you. Try and find a car with a color that is close enough for you, then you can get that paint. Or just repaint the entire bike and get whatever you want. Some automotive paint shops will match a paint, but the good ones get big bucks for that. Last time I had it done it was over $200 for a pint and that was ten years ago.
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I just ordered a rattle can for my 2000 GW. it cost me 50 bucks including shipping. it was the right color though.

colorRite Dist East. 123 Blaine St, East Bangor PA.
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ncdave wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:39 am I just ordered a rattle can for my 2000 GW. it cost me 50 bucks including shipping. it was the right color though.

colorRite Dist East. 123 Blaine St, East Bangor PA.
50 bucks isn't too bad at all! I will look into that! Thanks!


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