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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Big Blue Pearl???

Im looking at buying some extended bags for my RGC. Everyone (except the expensive Harley tapered ones) has their bags "ready to paint".
Does anyone know if Big Blue Pearl is out there for painters to use yet?
Anyone know who to use to get a exact match?
I dont know if I should trust my local paint and body shop.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:01 AM
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You can't go wrong with Topshop bags! The come fully lined and coated with polyester primer ready to block sand and paint.

I doubt that color formula has been released to PPG yet, I have to call my supplier tomorrow about a couple other 2012 colors, will check on that one also

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You can't go wrong with Topshop bags! The come fully lined and coated with polyester primer ready to block sand and paint.

I doubt that color formula has been released to PPG yet, I have to call my supplier tomorrow about a couple other 2012 colors, will check on that one also

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Big Blue Pearl formula has not been released to PPG yet,

I just got all the formulas for 09, 010, 011! but only three colors for 012 have been released so far, those are "Ember red" "Daytona Blue" and "Deep Purple"

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 05:35 AM
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Might want to check with the MoCo. The paint isn't really going to be much cheaper anywhere else. All of the manufacturers are going to water-based paint and the prices for it are comparable to that of gold. They are charging an arm and a leg because lacquer based paints won't match no matter what you do so you have to buy water based and that's how they get you. Otherwise I'd put it on my to do list when it does become available through a paint shop.
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I too am waiting for the Big Blue Code to be released. I picked up my new RGU yesterday and want to add some painted pieces (inner fairing, rear facia etc.) I was told by my PPG supplier it could be up to 10 months after a new model color. release. BTW, that color is awesome. I've been waiting for a decent blue since my '06 Deep Cobalt. Guess I'll have to buy the inner fairing painted for $1240 here in Canada.
FWiT, I used the Bad Dad kit on my '06 RG, they were awesome for fit, finish and quality. Also excellent customer service. That kit is for sale here on the forum.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 03:53 PM
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ppg go F*** yourself

ppg go F*** yourself and your "o so special" big blue pearl you won't release the formulation for. i have matched and formulated it myself
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I cant stress this enough but BUY IT THROUGH HARLEY!!!!!!!

Its expensive, yes but would you rather pay for it or have a mismatched bike??

Also remember BBP uses a Vivid black basecoat and BBP is just a pearl with the flake in it. If you fail to use the basecoat, your will never achieve the look and match of the BBP. My buddy has a 12 SG in BBP and ALWAYS buys paint whenever he buys a new bike. He had his inner fairing done on it and it mtches perfect.

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A pint of BBP or other special order color from PPG is now up to $302.11 but it is a perfect match!

The local jobbers cant mix these colors because they don't have the proper toners on their mixing banks.

That cost includes three day FedEx shipping from the PPG Cleveland plant

This is what BBP looks like in the can, just a translucent slurry of pearls and flakes, but when sprayed over black it explodes with sparkle!


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A pint of BBP or other special order color from PPG is now up to $302.11 but it is a perfect match!

The local jobbers cant mix these colors because they don't have the proper toners on their mixing banks.

That cost includes three day FedEx shipping from the PPG Cleveland plant

This is what BBP looks like in the can, just a translucent slurry of pearls and flakes, but when sprayed over black it explodes with sparkle!
(Don't mean to hijack, but...)

Saw those BBP Viper Bags on your FB page. They look like they came out perfectly! What do you charge for a job like that?

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