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    Need touch up paint suggestions

    Does anyone have leads for touch up paint source for:

    1999 R1100GS alpinewhite

    1996 R1100RS marakesh red

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    I searched for over a year trying to find Alpine White and Flash Green for my 93 GSPD. Found a place or two in the UK that say they have touch-up kits still available, but I didn't want to go thru the shipping hassles. I ended up going to a local CarQuest parts store that also has a paint department. They scanned the paint and made 2 ounces for $8. Match is perfect to my eye. Not sure if the paint department in a CarQuest is normal or just a local pairing, but you should be able to find someone in your area that provides such a service for automotive paints.
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    Is BMW cage paint the same as BMW motorrad paint?

    If so...

    http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

    Max BMW lists the parts codes for the various paint colors, but they won't ship paints and other hazardous chemicals - but - with a part number, you could get it from your local dealer... http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
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    1992 K75S sold

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    Survivor akbeemer's Avatar
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    Believe me, I've contacted many dealers. The touch-up is no longer made for my bike. The paint code does not show-up in any paint dealers computer. After all that searching it took 15 minutes and $8 at the paint counter to have my paint
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    For the '99 GS.....I've got Colorite touch up paint for my BMW and the match is perfect.

    http://www.colorrite.com/matrix-colo...TOKEN=71313417

    Hope this helps.

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    Somebody is missing a good business opportunity on bike paint as those guys are TOO! high. I can see bike paints being more than non niche cage paint but they are way out of kilter & own that market.

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