Colour coordinating panniers ....

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Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:45 am

I've been looking at buying an 1150 RS ... and I've seen a couple of them with colour matched panniers. Are the lids made of different material, or are they just painted?

I suppose my question is .. can the pannier in the top picture (Pannier A) be painted to look like the pannier in the lower picture (Pannier B), or does it require replacing the lids?
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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby raesewell » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:57 pm

You can paint the pannier as long as you use the right primer and paint.

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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:27 pm

That's encouraging. Thanks.
Do you know what the right primer and paints are?

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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby macplaxton » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm

Special primer for plastics, then paint on top. I wouldn't bother, panniers are for RTs. :smile:
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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby raesewell » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:58 am

As above, plastic primers and paints are flexible and move with temperature changes. Any good local paint shop should be able to help. The paint colour code will help them to sort you out.

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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:06 pm

Special primer for plastics, then paint on top. I wouldn't bother, panniers are for RTs. :smile:
I don't think I'll ever want a bike without panniers. Then I'd have to take the car to the shops.
The paint colour code will help them to sort you out.
How do I get the colour code? I can find the paint through RS Paint finder thing at Motorworks, but not the code.

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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 pm

Try on here,

http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes.htm


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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am

That's just what I was after. Thanks Mark.
I want to vinyl wrap part of the fairing and was hoping the paint code would "translate" for the wrappers.How do I interpret the "Scheme Codes"?
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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Rugbycoach » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:38 am

I think you may be expecting a little too much? Your panniers are a textured finish. Paint will follow the surface profile. You would need to fill and rub down to get such a high gloss finish and you may find the cost prohibitive or the work required a little too much. The product to do such a job are available and companies that can do the work to the standard you are hoping to achieve it may be easier to buy pre gloss finished panniers and start for a better base?
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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:43 pm

Thanks, Colin. I have another set of already painted panniers but they're turquoise .... I want to turn them blue.

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Re: Colour coordinating panniers ....

Postby Goldie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:13 pm

I don't know much about paints so any advice would be welcomed. I want to turn the turquoise panniers (picture A) into Pacific Blue panniers (colour shown in image B).
Panniers before.jpg
Panniers after.jpg

The RS paint site suggests that, if you don't use the appropriate base layer, you might not get an exact colour match. As my panniers are already close the the final colour, can I skip the base layer (and save myself £20).

To paint the two city lids, would I get away with a single 400ml rattle can, or should I order two?

And I've just thought of another question: What's the best way to remove the R 1550 RS decals from the fairing panel?

Thanks in advance.
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