T500K red paint?

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kall399
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T500K red paint?

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Hello

So what is the proper shade and type of red every picture is different. The bike is currently a nice bright red but I'm not sure what the original color was like, and of course is it a regular paint, a metallic or maybe even a pearl type? :wth:
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Re: T500K red paint?

Post by joolstacho »

I can't help positively but... The red has a bit of 'smoked orange/red' to it. It is a pearl.
It obviously was prone to fading more to the dark orange/red judging from my tank, where you can see the difference on the underside of the tank.
I reckon that you might need to have it matched if you can find a good sample.
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Re: T500K red paint?

Post by jabcb »

RS Motorbike Paint in the UK sells paint for you Candy Red T500K. It’s a candy paint, which is two layer.
https://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/shop- ... 56&3889=on

The final color of two layer paints can vary a bit depending on how they were applied.

My 71 T350 is Aztec Gold, which is another candy paint. The side covers tend to crack because of the fake air inlets.
I purchased NOS side covers and was surprised at the variation. (The color is uniform & not due to sun fading.)
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kall399
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Re: T500K red paint?

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Thanks I'll have a look if I can't get some locally. Lucky I have a buddy who used to paint cars :up:
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