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Wanted / Re: A1P Rear light clip
December 06, 2013, 08:11:29 PM
Do you mean the green T pieces between the rear lights in my pic here:

If so I have one you can buy - £1,600 and you get a free bike with it too!!  :grin:
Bodywork / Re: How to match paint? (Lime green)
October 09, 2013, 08:01:48 PM
Spoke to Autopaint in Bolton today and they explained the same, Jonesy. The original paintwork is the gloss ebony black with the green then painted over that and the "slashes" masked off. They explained that the actual 617 Lime Green is a very translucent paint and you start with a dark or black base coat and apply layer after layer of green, bringing the depth of the green colour up with each coat until you get the desired colour match.

The downside is that I have some light scuffs on the RHS fairing that I wanted to paint up, blending the paint into the original green. Autopaint explained that because of the need for base coat then multiple coats of green it's impossible to do a "bit" and blend it in - you have to do the whole panel and apply very thin but even coats of green to get it up to the colour match with the front fairing.

Bodywork / Re: How to match paint? (Lime green)
October 09, 2013, 12:44:57 PM
Quote from: zxrob on October 09, 2013, 11:47:34 AM
Try these


Yeah been recommended to these guys by both Kwak main dealer and mate. Only problem is they list the Lime Green as being the same for 1996-2005, when in fact we all know that the greens across that time period differ hugely. Bike has little or no paint fade - has been stored indoors and you can see that the paint on the bike is actually darker than the lime green I bought that was supposedly a perfect match.

Ho hum am concluding that ash is spot on - have to go to a local paint supplier and get a colour spectograph or whatever it's called to match the paint perfectly.
Bodywork / How to match paint? (Lime green)
October 08, 2013, 10:06:56 PM
Hi folks,

I'm wanting to tidy up some scuffs/marks on my plastics plus on the wheels so have done my research and found the colour code for my 2000-plate J1 ZX-6R - Lime Green (617) and Ebony Black (602). I bought a 617 Lime Green from ebay and have tested it and the colour match is horrendous:

I've emailed the seller to see if they're able to get a closer match but gut tells me the answer will be no.

Anyone got any pointers as to where the best place is to get a good match for the Lime Green in an aerosol?