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    Beargrease blue any clue?

    Anyone happen to know what the color code/name is for the Salsa Beargrease wheel blue?
    I suppose an email to salsa might answer that but not always quick to respond so help me out please......

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    I believe it's a Surly color that is on the Surly rim.

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    Touché Captain...... The search continues

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    I emailed Salsa last night about the Grape Ape purple on the frame and got a response this morning that they don't know the paint code used in Taiwan for that color (decal). If you find an answer I'd appreciate knowing who was able to answer.

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    Tron blue

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    Reminds me of Grabber Blue as found on a '70 Boss 302.



    Depending on what you're trying to accomplish, most painters or powder coaters will be able to match it very closely if not identically.

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    1970 was the best year for Mustangs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by black cross View Post
    1970 was the best year for Mustangs!!
    Heh, yeah that Shinoda guy knew a thing or two about design. Shame that he worked for Ferd.

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    I have pantone books but no blue wheel

    From what I've seen it looks to be pretty close to your standard 100% Cyan.

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    A good paint shop should be able to match that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    A good paint shop should be able to match that for you.
    In my case they could but the time and money increase quite a bit. I'm looking for a powder match. First they mix a wet paint in-house to sample. Then they send the sample off to their distributor to have a custom powder mixed. Next we purchase an extremely small quantity of this custom color for a final proof.

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    How close do you need the color to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    How close do you need the color to be?
    For me, closer than the Surly RD purple. IMO they did fine with the green Muk2 and the Beargrease frames-to-rims match.

    see My first fat bike, a Grape Ape build

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    Well I'm just trying to specify for some wheels I wanna have built that I won't be able to proof. Blasting pics back and forth is probably close but just in case seemed easier if I could just says " bla bla blu" and be done with it instead of being surprised when opening the box. I send surly an email and recd theis in reply....
    "Hey Erik, the bummer here is that I don't have access to the color number from our Taiwanese paint shop. I'd reckon the PC shop you are using could get close if not spot on; I just don't have a number/code for you.
    -Zach"
    So I guess it's take a chance on a shop far away that I don't know and go from there...... Thanks for the help gentleman!

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    I'm fairly certain the color number he's referring to would be what's known as the RAL number. Try to get that from him. Armed with that number, any powder coater should be able to fix you up.

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