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    What powerdercoat color are Black Fox forks?

    I want to have the back triangle powdercoated to match my Fox fork.
    RAL or Tigerlac something? Thanks for any help - Doss

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    can the company doing the powdercoat just not match it?

    i would suggesting contacting fox via thier customer service

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    Fox said it's top secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdosser View Post
    Fox said it's top secret.
    I bet any good powder coater could match it exactly. There are computers that read colors to get an exact match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I bet any good powder coater could match it exactly. There are computers that read colors to get an exact match.

    The fellas at the Duron Paint store in my area need some of these computers. These guys can't match sh*t. I have made 4 trips this week with a sample swatch of the paint I needed. WTF?

    OP- From my experience FOX uses a somewhat flat black powdercoat and should be fairly easy to match. I have had great success with a local powdercoat shop in matching a brown from Transition Bikes. Have you tried to ask locally yet?
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    Typically black sheens are graded in percentage of gloss, i.e a 40% gloss is flatter than a 60%. Sheens typically range from a flat (~0-20%), to an eggshell (~30-40%), to satin (~40-60%), to semi-gloss (70-80%), to gloss (~90-100%). All of those sheens are typically offered by most powder coaters. If you can estimate the %age that Fox uses, you should be able to get close enough that the separation between your rear triangle and the fork will not allow you to notice a difference.

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    I'm going to stick my neck out and say that black Fox forks are probably painted in the colour black.

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    its the new blacker black of course.

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    I've heard black is the new black
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