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Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by matthew_kimber at September 28. 2010

I have a dominator 99 del luxe and am struggling with the paint colour for dove grey.

 

I know there is a colour chart on this website but it isnt really helping me.

 

My frame is being powder coated and I could do with a RAL colour. I know there is a BS381C colour Dove grey but even that I think is too dark. I have a RAL colour chart but I cant decide as there are a few lightgrey/ white colours.

 

Has anyone had experience of this before? Dove grey from the bikes I have seen is almost white?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by ian_burgess at September 29. 2010

Previously wrote:

I have a dominator 99 del luxe and am struggling with the paint colour for dove grey.

 

I know there is a colour chart on this website but it isnt really helping me.

 

My frame is being powder coated and I could do with a RAL colour. I know there is a BS381C colour Dove grey but even that I think is too dark. I have a RAL colour chart but I cant decide as there are a few lightgrey/ white colours.

 

Has anyone had experience of this before? Dove grey from the bikes I have seen is almost white?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

Hi Matt

           I also have the same problem with Dove Grey, I was going to get a small can from RS paint (have a look at the web site they list the Dove Grey for the del luxe) and have a colour match. let me know how you go on.

Hope this helps Ian

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by matthew_kimber at September 30. 2010

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

I have a dominator 99 del luxe and am struggling with the paint colour for dove grey.

 

I know there is a colour chart on this website but it isnt really helping me.

 

My frame is being powder coated and I could do with a RAL colour. I know there is a BS381C colour Dove grey but even that I think is too dark. I have a RAL colour chart but I cant decide as there are a few lightgrey/ white colours.

 

Has anyone had experience of this before? Dove grey from the bikes I have seen is almost white?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

Hi Matt

           I also have the same problem with Dove Grey, I was going to get a small can from RS paint (have a look at the web site they list the Dove Grey for the del luxe) and have a colour match. let me know how you go on.

Hope this helps Ian

 

Ian,

The frame has just been powder coated in RAL 9002 - white grey. This was the closest colour they could get at the powder coaters.

 

I havent got it back yet but I will let you know the colour when I see it.

 

The problem is that I wanted it powder coated and then need to paint the tinware so need an easy colour match, and RAL colours are easy and cheap to get hold of. If you start colour matching powderccoating and other paints it will start to get expensive.

 

Let me know also how your colour match goes.

 

Cheers

 

Matt 

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by matthew_kimber at September 30. 2010

Ian

 

I just had a look on rs paints. They call it cream???? I wouldnt be too sure on cream. Its definitely a light grey/ white colour.

 

Also its pricey. I could probably get a RAL colour for 15 - 20 per litre maybe cheaper and rs sell it for 60??

 

It might be worth a test pot though.

 

Let me know how it goes.

 

Matt

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by john_dunn1 at September 30. 2010

The nearest I could get to dove grey for my jubilee frame is Rover Arabian grey, very close. Code GR31

A paint shop in Withington Manchester custom filled a couple of spray cans for me.

 

John

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by andy_sochanik at June 23. 2017

Seven years late - but better than never:

Confirm John Dunns posting....

The frame & lower side panels of De/Lux models (59/61-ish) are in Dove Grey - nearest now is British Leyland (or Rover)  'Arabian Grey'

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by robert_tuck at June 23. 2017

I have to say that the correct grey is pretty drab, when I pained my DL I used a lighter more cream colour ,obviously not correct but no one seems to notice and it suits me.

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by Bruce Mitchell at June 23. 2017

Previously ian_burgess wrote:

Previously wrote:

I have a dominator 99 del luxe and am struggling with the paint colour for dove grey.

 

I know there is a colour chart on this website but it isnt really helping me.

 

My frame is being powder coated and I could do with a RAL colour. I know there is a BS381C colour Dove grey but even that I think is too dark. I have a RAL colour chart but I cant decide as there are a few lightgrey/ white colours.

 

Has anyone had experience of this before? Dove grey from the bikes I have seen is almost white?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

Hi Matt

I also have the same problem with Dove Grey, I was going to get a small can from RS paint (have a look at the web site they list the Dove Grey for the del luxe) and have a colour match. let me know how you go on.

Hope this helps Ian

 

That's what I did, get the smallest quantity from RS paint and had my painter match it.  I had the colour codes but nobody here, in Canada, knew what they were.   Nobody here is likely to know if my Dove Grey is the correct colour or not anyway so that's a plus!

Bruce

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by Neil Wyatt at June 23. 2017

RAL 1013             Paint or powder coat.

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 23. 2017
Previously andy_sochanik wrote:

Seven years late - but better than never:

Confirm John Dunns posting....

The frame & lower side panels of De/Lux models (59/61-ish) are in Dove Grey - nearest now is British Leyland (or Rover)  'Arabian Grey'

HELLO   well its LAND ROVER  ARABIAN WHITE  NOT ROVER  ARABAIN WHITE  two different colours   one is darker too the other    yours   anna j

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 23. 2017
Previously andy_sochanik wrote:

Seven years late - but better than never:

Confirm John Dunns posting....

The frame & lower side panels of De/Lux models (59/61-ish) are in Dove Grey - nearest now is British Leyland (or Rover)  'Arabian Grey'

HELLO   well its LAND ROVER  ARABIAN WHITE  NOT ROVER  ARABAIN WHITE  two different colours   one is darker too the other    yours   anna j

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 23. 2017

Hello    the best place to get cellulose paint   Is Nu-agene Paints  Bedford  they been around a lot longer then RS paints  and cheaper in the long run he will do you aerosols  cans in 400 ml  if you need them and any colour  metallic or gloss paints  I use them for a long time with no problems   I restore classic motorcycle  to factory finish    over the last forty odd years  I  have done BSAs  Nortons  Matchless  and the odd Suzuki and Honda              yours   Anna J Dixon

Re: Colour code for Dove Grey

Posted by Neil Wyatt at June 24. 2017

Hi Anna,

I tried matching up all the suggested paints against original unfaded a couple of years ago and I couldn't tell the difference between original and RAL 1013.   (Pearl white / oyster white)

The other bonus is there is no mixing, which causes colour variation, it is relatively cheep, it can be used in paint or powder coat and it is available as a standard colour.  RAL 1013.

Check out my Dommie 99 on my NE VMCC website.

There are pictures on here if you go back about 15 months.

Don't know why anyone would look elsewhere for Norton Dove Grey?

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