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Kawasaki Factory Paint Codes

R. J. Aug 9, 2018

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  2. GaryD

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    Hmm...maybe the old ZL should be candy burnt orange!!!:whistling:
     
  3. furchin

    furchin ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    R.J., I copied your link to the proper section. Don't know why you could not post it.
     
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    Don't see ZL paint listed, no Wine berry, black or zl 9 red, yellow zl6 listed unless I just don't see it. Nice link though, thanks RJ.
     
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    :hello: Thank's Martin.
     
  6. markus56

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    Luminous Vintage Red is the color for the red 1k.
     
  7. R. J.

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    :hello: So the red ZL 10 colorcode is P5 & it's color number is 2099 in Luminous Vintage Red.
     
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    The name of the 1985 ZL900 from what I am told is Luminous Red Metalic. finding that info on-line is imposible
     
  9. markus56

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    R.J. is right on the ZL1000 and the ZL 900 is Luminous Red. There's no metalic in the name I don't believe.
     
  10. R. J.

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    :hello: While as far as PPG paint goes they do not list any of the paint codes that is on this list. They have only 3 bike colors listed in PPG file paint codes.
     
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    :hello: I've been looking for Honda Topaz orange which is a 3 stage paint. I found a seller on E-bay that says he has a good match using PPG paint. He wants $135 a pint or $185 a qt. So I'd need to get a qt of each of the base silver & a qt of the candy orange. I'm painting 2 bikes this color. My local PPG dealer tells me they can match it in either 2 or 3 stage paint for $130 a qt. This guy on E-bay has already proven his paint matching. I've seen a lot of his pics of jobs that he has done on E-bay.https://www.ebay.com/itm/CANDY-TOPA...h=item33ae9a077d:g:xDcAAOSwhkRWdL9T:rk:1:pf:0 IMG_6816.JPG IMG_6817.JPG s-l1600 (10).jpg IMG_6818.JPG IMG_6819.JPG IMG_6821.JPG The bad thing about cany paint is it always looks different under different lighting.
     

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    "The bad thing about cany paint is it always looks different under different lighting."

    Isn't that the great thing about it as well!
     
  14. R. J.

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    :hello: Yes except when trying to match it. :laughing7:.
     
  15. mick

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    Hi Guys , I have posted this document before. It lists the Red 1k colour, Candy Wine Red, the Black as Ebony and the Blue as Cosmic Galaxy Blue.
    Along time ago, when I had a Blue 1K , it needed some repairs. The Guys at Colidescope said it was unusual as it had a black base with the blue metalic overlayed.
     

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  16. JayMcC

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    ZL 900 RedCode is L1. Candy Cardinal Red. I believe this is the Code marked on the back of the lower Rear Case in Grease Pencil as the Pic above shows.
    Mine's Red... The Chip is damn close.
     
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    L1/2024 Candy Cardinal Red is also used on the 2001 Drifter and 2002 Mean Streak also...
     
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  18. GaryD

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    So what colour is L6?
    Surprised they write the code on an engine.
    Are you sure this doesn't refer to any of the shims for the shaft?
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    Just a guess on the grease pencil mark on the case. But I guess not. But the red color code I'm pretty sure is L1/2024 candy cardinal red. Maybe just coincidence with the marks on the case.

    On the other hand, L1 and L2 are Reds. It wouldn't be inconceivable that Kawasaki is using a red not listed.
     
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