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Does anyone know the correct paint code for spray black duplicolor ? Also the correct white for pin stripe of course not the spray ,but touch up

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I just noticed that nobody

I just noticed that nobody has given you an answer so wanted to at least pass this thread on to you.

http://vintagebmw.org/v7/node/8830

AFAIK, there is no documented Duplicolor equivalent to the original black, which was a Glasurit Avus Black.

The thread starts off discussing silver paints but ultimately changes to a discussion of black paints.

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Paint

Thank you for the reply it was a lot of help that glasurit paint is expensive . Is it any more difficult to use than other paints body shops use? Vech has a shop that will paint my tank but it would be $600 for just tank i thought that was very high?

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ColorRite

ColorRite (www.colorrite.com/) has an Avus Black 086 paint that you can buy in touch-up bottles, aerosol cans, or larger quantities. I haven't tried it, but their claim is that it is OEM quality.

Yes, Glasurit is expensive paint, but if you are looking for a paint job that matches the original in quality, you might as well give up trying to save money. $600 for the tank might seem high, but believe me, you could pay a lot more.

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Martin Senour paint

Another option is Martin Senour 8000 Brilliant Black.
It is a synthetic enamel and can be found at auto paint stores.
I had to redo a place on the front of the rear fender that battery acid had eaten and the match was very good.
This paint would be hard to tell from Glasurit.
Don't be fooled by the "Brilliant" name. It is the right gloss without being too shiny.
Hope this helps,
Dean

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Thinking about it....

tbounds02 wrote:

Thank you for the reply it was a lot of help that glasurit paint is expensive . Is it any more difficult to use than other paints body shops use? Vech has a shop that will paint my tank but it would be $600 for just tank i thought that was very high?

On first reading I also thought that was high....but then I remembered I had a tank painted here in NZ for NZ$500....and they used tape for pinstriping. Luckily a Ural tank Smile
Got to consider - the tank is the eye catcher. A mediocre job will stand out. Your tank should be done to a high standard and be pinstriped by hand - both by professionals and so expensive. Think about it that way makes it sound like not too bad a price. Certainly raises the bike's profile - my $500 paint job on the Ural tank really sets it off. Just shame about the tape pinstriping.....

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Brilliant Black

oligee7275 wrote:

Another option is Martin Senour 8000 Brilliant Black.
It is a synthetic enamel and can be found at auto paint stores.
I had to redo a place on the front of the rear fender that battery acid had eaten and the match was very good.
This paint would be hard to tell from Glasurit.
Don't be fooled by the "Brilliant" name. It is the right gloss without being too shiny.
Hope this helps,
Dean

I realize it has been years since this has been posted, but I thought I'd bring it up to date.

"8000 Brilliant Black" is no longer available at least not by that name. Martin Senour says the mix number for the 53 series Crossfire acrylic enamel is 4756413 which should match Brilliant Black. However, that is if you can find it at a NAPA store. I've called almost all the NAPA stores in my area and they don't stock or mix Martin Senour. Maybe you will have better luck. I was disappointed as I had used the paint in the past and had good success with it...and it was readily available. Slabon mentions it in his book using the brush on method.

If you have a Sherwin-Williams automotive paints distribution center they will mix it from their Dimension Acrylic enamel. The mix number is the same: 4756413. Martin Senour is apparently a sub-brand of Sherwin Williams.

Also, the Avus Black available from Color-Rite needs a clear coat.

Fortunately, I found a local 1 stage paint distributor who will match Avus black. This may be the best way to go about finding a matching paint.

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Just Use The 086

Any modern single-stage paint can be mixed in the 086 code. It will be just fine and way less expensive than the Glasurit.

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