PAINT CODES? Need some help
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:10 am quote
I have a 1985 Pink Vespa PX80E and I am wanting to get it painted. But i want to keep it the original factory color. So I am trying to find out the paint color code for this scoot?

Anyone have any idea where to find this?
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:23 am quote
www.vespapaintcodes.com
Hooked
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:53 am quote
tried that one already.. when you click on the link they have there it doesnt load.. its an error
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:56 am quote
Are you referring to the off-site link on the what color do I need page?

I think it was similar to this page:
http://scoot.net/faq/Paint_codes

That said, I noticed yours is an 85? And I think most of the paint code resources stop circa 82 or so.

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Hooked
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:59 am quote
yep
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:04 am quote
Pink huh?

Maybe Eric has an idea and will drop in, albeit he has been scarce lately.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:57 am quote
yes and factory pink hehe it is a german import
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:50 pm quote
still trying to find out.. i want to have it repainted but the color is so unique I dont want to paint it a different color
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:18 pm quote
Makenzi wrote:
tried that one already.. when you click on the link they have there it doesnt load.. its an error
I believe you're speaking of this link: http://www.vespaclub.com/tutte.html It's dead for me too (Jim <--Star Trek reference)
Makenzi wrote:
still trying to find out.. i want to have it repainted but the color is so unique I dont want to paint it a different color
Only horses should be painted a different color.
Hooked
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:43 pm quote
i dont want to just "wing" it.. i would like to know the exact code..

so if anyone can tell me how or where to find this i would appreciate it!
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:01 pm quote
so, you never got ahold of Eric at the vespapaintcodes.com?
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:05 pm quote
No I emailed him earlier.. nothing back yet?
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:09 pm quote
dont give up. hes a busy man.
Hooked
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:28 pm quote
oh I wont.. just want to get my scoot into the paintshop soon!
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:55 am quote
I found this a few years ago. Hopefully its of use to someone.

http://www.coloreamico.it/catalogo/vespa.asp?page=1&COD=PIA
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:24 am quote
Find an automotive paint shop that can scan the paint on your scoot and match the color.
Hooked
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:20 pm quote
+1
You would be better off to take the scoot to a paint supply shop where they can match the color directly to a good section of the scoot. It's a 1985 model and as paint ages the color will shift, due to both sun fading and pigment breakdown due to atmospheric impurities.

If you use the paint codes the resulting paint color will be different than what the scoot color is now.
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:43 pm quote
if you're going to scan part of your scoot for a paint match, you want to pick part of the frame that's been protected from the sun. If it's had a bench seat on it for it's whole life, odds are that the top of the gas tank is pretty pristine as far as fading goes, but if it's had gas pour all over it, maybe not. Another place is under the horncast. Or on the inside of the legshield, after you remove the glove box. It'll be more work to get to these places, but it'll be well worth it. Maybe on the back of the front fender, too. Or under the spare side cowl.
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:53 pm quote
yeah I am really torn on if I want to keep it the original color or change it up?
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:01 pm quote
Makenzi wrote:
yeah I am really torn on if I want to keep it the original color or change it up?
Keep it OG just wait for Eric! It will be worth the wait!
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:11 pm quote
Try emailing SIP, they might be able to help you out on this one considering it's a German import...

Anyone know Eric personally?
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