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Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby davla » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Does anyone know what RAL colour best matches the original white for the engine cowlings please?
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby gaz_powell » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:13 pm

Ive used 9010 previously
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby vegansydney » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:49 am

There is no close match with any RAL codes. Is it for powdercoat?
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby martyn dwane » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:19 am

Ive used Powder coat RAL 9010.
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby davla » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:24 pm

vegansydney wrote:There is no close match with any RAL codes. Is it for powdercoat?


Yes
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby landybretta » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:14 am

martyn dwane wrote:Ive used Powder coat RAL 9010.


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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby vegansydney » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:50 pm

If it's for powdercoat then find out what brand of powder is being used and then order a sample of swatches. You'll be guaranteed to get a significantly better match than RAL 9010 which is a 'pure white', and IMHO, more suited to household appliances, such as washing machines, than obsolete Italian scooters.

For example, my powdercoater uses Prismatic Powder, among others. Prismatic sell more than 100 shades of white powder. They will also mail you free swatch samples. Alternatively, your powdercoater will most likely have a swatch fans or booklets. Spend 10 looking minutes finding a close match. Just my 2 cents, but if you're going to the effort of having it powdercoated, why not spend a few extra minutes and do it right.

...unless the washing machine color palette is what you're going for :lol:
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Re: Engine Cowling RAL colour?

Postby gaz_powell » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:19 pm

The 9010 I've had done was not like a domestic appliance brilliant white. It has a creamier look off white.

I had some bits done off a mate in the white they had, it wasn't 9010 and was a more pure white, too white.

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