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Which colour blue is it???
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:54:23 PM »
Hi All,
Down to the final part of my on-going project CB650z.
The lip of the tank has some surface rust and has spread up a little in places so I cant just prime and cover it with some chrome trim. I have tried to find the correct colour down at my local paint shop going through swatch after swatch. Thought I had found a good match, Toyota 8Q1 but doesn't look right when its on so I will have to do it again.
I have found a place online but they list 3 colours.. Candy Tanzanight Blue, Candy Sapphire Blue and Candy Flair Blue Pearl.
Before I take a chance with one of the colours, does anybody know which I have by looking at this picture of the side panel??
Cheers!
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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 05:14:27 PM »
What year is the bike? I maybe able to match it on that. That doesn't look like a candy.
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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 05:43:01 PM »
Its X registered so 1982

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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
My book has the same colours that you have listed in blue. The problem with pictures is what i am seeing is not candy.( May look different to the naked eye)  Candy is a 4 coat. First you must etch primer, then a candy base coat, then the top coat and lacquer to finish it off.
Sorry can't help. 

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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 06:10:38 PM »
Yeah, same what the guy at the paint shop said. He said it was candy so might just have you take a chance with the online shop.
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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 06:22:32 PM »
You could be cheeky and ask them for 3 touch up samples. And make a match from one of them.

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Re: Which colour blue is it???
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 06:28:30 PM »
I will send a picture and see what they say. Thanks anyway  :)