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    Pillion cover

    Hi all, looking for a good colour match of pillion cover? I've a 2010 in motosport colours so need a white cover. I bought a genuine one off ebay but its not quite the right colour. Do any of the cheap ebay covers have a good colour match?

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    Re: Pillion cover

    Would you not be better getting the genuine one painted? Better chance of a paint match that way and it’s a genuine cowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsonr6 View Post
    Would you not be better getting the genuine one painted? Better chance of a paint match that way and it’s a genuine cowl
    Not quite that easy, colour matching can be a nightmare....
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Not quite that easy, colour matching can be a nightmare....
    Any painter worth his salt should be able to match it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsonr6 View Post
    Any painter worth his salt should be able to match it
    Colours are an optical illusion, not everyone sees the same. Believe it or not, white is one of the worse. I used to work at an import centre where new cars came in but manufacturers haven't/wouldn't/couldn't release the various colour formulaes, headache ! You dont understand what's involved. Different painters can produce a different shade out of the same can....
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Colours are an optical illusion, not everyone sees the same. Believe it or not, white is one of the worse. I used to work at an import centre where new cars came in but manufacturers haven't/wouldn't/couldn't release the various colour formulaes, headache ! You dont understand what's involved. Different painters can produce a different shade out of the same can....
    I don’t understand what’s involved? Don’t I? Ok...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Colours are an optical illusion, not everyone sees the same. Believe it or not, white is one of the worse. I used to work at an import centre where new cars came in but manufacturers haven't/wouldn't/couldn't release the various colour formulaes, headache ! You dont understand what's involved. Different painters can produce a different shade out of the same can....
    Above very true, but I would have worded it a bit more kindly. ... plus the original paint can fade after a few months, thus changing what's needed. Add the fact that no object is coloured, it just absorbs all the wavelengths of light except for a certain frequency or colour which it reflects back at you. I Colour Correct TV & Film for a living and every human on this planet is the same colour pink, we just vary on how saturated or bright that particular pink is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieMac View Post
    Above very true, but I would have worded it a bit more kindly. ... plus the original paint can fade after a few months, thus changing what's needed. Add the fact that no object is coloured, it just absorbs all the wavelengths of light except for a certain frequency or colour which it reflects back at you. I Colour Correct TV & Film for a living and every human on this planet is the same colour pink, we just vary on how saturated or bright that particular pink is....
    Sorry, didn't mean to get anyones back up,
    'Any painter worth his salt should be able to match it' ok.....

    Heard that somewhere else, everyone has the pink bit
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    Sorry, didn't mean to get anyones back up,
    'Any painter worth his salt should be able to match it' ok.....

    Heard that somewhere else, everyone has the pink bit
    Do you know what, you’re not even worth getting into a conversation with.

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    Re: Pillion cover

    Fair points. Was hoping there might be a cheap ebay job that's a close match. But keeping original and painting it might be best.

    Any good places to get some paint from?

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