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Anyone know a good/very similar match to postie red in a spray pack?

Ive got some hi temp stuff, but while it looked like red on the lid, its more like a funny light red - looks really gay.

If anyone could point my in the right direction, that'd be great
 

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Good timing! :)
I just bought some Killrust epoxy enamel from Bunnings yesterday.
I have sprayed a small patch on top of the eixisting red on mine to see if the colour matches.
I'll be doing a second coat tomorrow morning.
I'll post up a photo and let you know in a couple of days how it looks.
What are you doing to your postie???

Johnnie, that's a good idea^^^
I've found that the red on the plstic bits (airbox, downtube cover etc.) are actually slightly different red to the rest. Maybe faded a bit.
 

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The info I have, which I have not verified is:

Tahitian red : R23

and

Monza red : R110

Goto a auto spray paint place. They put the paint using the code provided into a pressure pack. I have not gone down to try it though as my bike is now camo and not red.[hr]
I just googled Tahitian red and a photo of a ct110 comes up so I reckon that is it.[hr]
Just testing
 

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juxt said:
Good timing! :)
I just bought some Killrust epoxy enamel from Bunnings yesterday.
I have sprayed a small patch on top of the eixisting red on mine to see if the colour matches.
I'll be doing a second coat tomorrow morning.
I'll post up a photo and let you know in a couple of days how it looks.
What are you doing to your postie???

Johnnie, that's a good idea^^^
I've found that the red on the plstic bits (airbox, downtube cover etc.) are actually slightly different red to the rest. Maybe faded a bit.
you could always take the front guard , but you cant get it off without taking the wheel off
 

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Ah ha! Stavros was giving me a hard time about "monza" red, and thats what its turned out to be :D

Juxt, all Im doing is getting it ready for sale. Make it look nice and purty, even if it is from 1989. Chasing around a grand registered when Im done. Im trying to make it look OEM as best as I can
 

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noooo... don't sell it!!!!

By the way, you got any spares you might not need???
 

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Sorry no, Im buying all the new bits of ebay. I doubt you'd want secondhand sprockets and a chain etc.
 

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I'm glad you got the right colour paint. Now you wont look gay riding a postie:-/
 

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its a bad idea to try and match off the lid of the can. go down to an autobarn and they can mix you up a can from a colour book they usually have (usually dulux or somthing)
 

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As promised for Hessian:

I have painted a small section of the frame with Killrust epoxy enamal from Bunnings (around $10-$11).
No primer required, approx 16 hours between coats. This is 3 coats.

It's a nice red, very close to the standard postie red, maybe a little darker. If you can imagine when it's painted next to the standard paint it looks like it is new paint that hasen't faded. Gloss level is pretty similar. I took some photos under fluro light (with and without flash), then a couple outside (overcast).

Overall, I think it is probably ok to use if you don't mind it being a little bit darker than standard.
If you want me to email bigger photos, let me know.
Anyway, here are the shots:











 

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Darker looks tougher :D
 

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Isn't it a bitch to mask off everything on a postie bike? Took me AGES as I CBF taking everything off the bike haha The front suspension/head stem area was of particular butt wrenchingness
 

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I just did the head stem area, yes, it is full of bitchiness !
 
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