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Touch-Up Paint Q & A

Sooner or later, that beautiful Co-Motion paint finish is bound to suffer a scratch here and there. Naturally, you will want to keep your bike looking as good as possible, and more important, protect it from corrosion.

Because the paint on a Co-Motion is a special catalyzed finish requiring professional equipment and techniques to apply, it doesn’t make a good touch-up paint on its own. But excellent quality touch-up paint is available from a company called Industrial Finishes.

As the original supplier of the paint we use for your bike, Industrial Finishes is eminently qualified to provide exact-match touch-up in a non-catalyzed, quick-drying formula. Industrial Finishes offers 2-ounce bottles of touch-up paint for $20 each plus shipping. Shipping charges vary depending on final destination, so please ask Industrial Finishes for a shipping quote. 


To order your touch-up paint, call Industrial Finishes toll free: 866-672-8201.
Outside of the US, use Industrial Finishes’ alternate number: (541) 672-8201

 

 Before you call Indistrial Finishes for your touch-up paint, you’ll need to determine the right color for your touch-up job. If you have lost track of your original paperwork or you're not certain what your Co-Motion's color is, you may be able to narrow it down by determining the year your bike was manufactured, and looking at the standard colors offerd in that year, as listed on this page below.  The serial number is stamped into the bottom bracket shell on Co-Motion single bikes, and into the front bottom bracket shell on Co-Motion tandems. The last two digits of your serial number indicate year of manufacture- example: SH12397 would indicate 1997. However, since we change model years each fall, bicycles manufactured in September through December usually have the next model year’s color. Our serial numbers do not include a month-day code.

 

If your Co-Motion has a custom paint job, please contact your Co-Motion Dealer for the original sales order which would indicate paint colors, or give us a call. E-mailing a digital photo to us at sales@co-motion.com is often the simplest and easiest way for us to help you find your color code. 

 

Tips for a Successful Touch-Up Repair

To do a pro-level touch-up you’ll need a couple of things in addition to the touch-up paint. A OOOO artists brush, some 1000-2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, swirl mark remover and a clean, cotton cloth.

First, feather the edges by sanding lightly with well soaked sandpaper.

Second, buff the surrounding areas back to a high gloss with the swirl mark remover.

Third, use the artist brush to apply the color – full coverage may take several coats.

Please bear in mind that it is very difficult to blend in your small, brushed on dab of paint perfectly to match your sprayed-on factory finish. Metallic or pearlescent paints are the most difficult, as the tiny metallic or pearl particles tend to gravitate together, and the pigment tends to flow to the edges. Mix your paint thoroughly and apply in thin layers for best results. Do the best you can with your touch-up, and rest assured that your work helps protect your frame from corrosion. No one will notice your little touch ups more than yourself! If you want your frame to be restored to as-new condition, consider sending it to us for a complete repaint. 

 

Stock Paint Colors

2010 - 2014 colors

Opaque Colors

* Ghost White PPG global BC #4015
* Vanilla Shake PPG global BC #90990
* Tan PPG global BC #26327
* Soft Yellow PPG global BC #83318
* Prowler Yellow PPG global BC #83902
* Pumpkin Orange PPG global BC #61790
* Ferrari Red PPG global BC #75250
* Lusty Red PPG global BC #73866
* British Racing Green PPG global BC #48384
* Memphis Blue PPG global BC #17041
* Steel Blue PPG global BC #19202
* Viola Blue PPG global BC #190487
* Dark Plum PPG global BC #52175
* Dark Brown PPG global BC #25088
* Gloss Black PPG global BC #9700

Metallic Colors

* White Mica PPG global BC #5028/2
* Bright Silver PPG global BC #36577
* Pewter Gray PPG global BC #5240
* Champagne Pearl PPG global BC #28636
* Black PPG global BC #2945
* Tropical Green PPG global BC #48636
* Ivy Green PPG global BC #48764
* Light Blue PPG global BC #190693
* Lavender #19104
* Medium Blue PPG global BC #191246
* Cranberry Red PPG global BC #5535
* Light Toreador Red PPG global BC #5219
* Dark Torador Red PPG global BC #5226
* Bronze PPG global BC #28905
* Nutmeg PPG global BC #5394

Pearlescent Colors

* Snowhite Pearl HOK #PBC-44
* Lime Gold Pearl HOK #PBC-53
* Sunrise Pearl HOK #PBC-30
* Cinnamon Pearl HOK #PBC-48
* Bittersweet Pearl HOK #PBC-51
* Tangelo Pearl HOK #PBC-32
* Magenta Pearl HOK #PBC-54
* Cherry Pearl HOK #PBC-52
* Passion Pearl HOK #PBC-65
* Violette Pearl HOK #PBC-40
* Lake Violet Pearl HOK #PBC-63
* Trublue Pearl HOK #PBC-36
* Lite Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-57
* Sherwood Pearl HOK #PBC-41
* Limetime Pearl HOK #PBC-38

All HOK Pearlescent Colors
Below is a list of all of the HOK Pearls.
Even though these are not stock colors we use them enough to list them here.

* Sunset Pearl HOK #PBC-31
* Persimmon Pearl HOK #PBC-33
* Razberry Pearl HOK #PBC-34
* Pink Pearl HOK #PBC-35
* Majik Blue Pearl HOK #PBC-37
* Hot Pink Pearl HOK #PBC-39
* Sherwood Pearl HOK #PBC-41
* Platinum Pearl HOK #PBC-42
* Black Pearl HOK #PBC-43
* Red Pearl HOK #PBC-45
* Ketchme Kopper HOK #PBC-46
* Goldmine Pearl HOK #PBC-47
* Silverwhite Pearl HOK #PBC-49
* Cocoa Pearl HOK #PBC-50
* Dark Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-55
* Medium Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-56
* Lite Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-57
* Real Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-58
* Emerald Pearl HOK #PBC-59
* Blue Grey Pearl HOK #PBC-60
* Startlite Pearl HOK #PBC-61
* Knox Gold Pearl HOK #PBC-62
* Ultra Orange Pearl HOK #PBC-64

 

2004 -2009 colors

Opaque Colors

* Vanilla Shake PPG global BC #90990
* Soft Yellow PPG global BC #83318
* Prowler Yellow PPG global BC #83902
* Mango PPG global BC #83852
* Pumpkin Orange PPG global BC #61790
* Tomato Red PPG global BC #3463
* Ferarri Red PPG global BC #75250
* Lusty Red PPG global BC #73866
* Memphis Blue PPG global BC #17041
* Sky Blue PPG global BC #19365
* Pacific Blue PPG global BC #19842
* British Racing Green PPG global BC #48384
* Kelly Green PPG global BC #48634
* Juniper PPG global BC #49103
* Gloss Black PPG global BC #9700

Metallic Colors

* White Mica PPG global BC #5028/2
* Bright Silver PPG global BC #36577
* Champagne Pearl PPG global BC #28636
* Lemon Lime PPG global BC #84094
* Light Orange PPG global BC #83949
* Dark Orange PPG global BC #75066
* Cranberry Red PPG global BC #5535
* Purple #190585
* Midnight Blue PPG global BC #5112
* Medium Blue PPG global BC #191246
* Light Blue PPG global BC #190693
* Tropical Green PPG global BC #48636
* Dark Green PPG global BC #48485
* Pewter Gray PPG global BC #5240
* Black PPG global BC #2945

Pearlescent Colors

* Snowhite Pearl HOK #PBC-44
* Lime Gold Pearl HOK #PBC-53
* Sunrise Pearl HOK #PBC-30
* Cinnamon Pearl HOK #PBC-48
* Bittersweet Pearl HOK #PBC-51
* Tangelo Pearl HOK #PBC-32
* Magenta Pearl HOK #PBC-54
* Cherry Pearl HOK #PBC-52
* Passion Pearl HOK #PBC-65
* Violette Pearl HOK #PBC-40
* Lake Violet Pearl HOK #PBC-63
* Trublue Pearl HOK #PBC-36
* Lite Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-57
* Sherwood Pearl HOK #PBC-41
* Limetime Pearl HOK #PBC-38

2002,2003 colors

Opaque Colors

* White PPG global BC #4037
* Vanilla Shake PPG global BC #90990
* Prowler Yellow PPG global BC #83902
* Mango PPG global BC #83852
* Molteni Orange PPG global BC #61646
* Tomato Red PPG global BC #3463
* Ferarri Red PPG global BC #75250
* Plum PPG global BC #51924
* Cobalt Blue PPG global BC #190398
* Sky Blue PPG global BC #19365
* Aqua PPG global BC #19431
* British Racing Green PPG global BC #48384
* Kelly Green PPG global BC-custom formula
* Coriander PPG global BC #47793
* Gloss Black PPG global BC #9700

Metallic Colors

* White Mica PPG global BC #5375
* Bright Silver PPG global BC #36577
* Champagne Pearl PPG global BC #28636
* Lemon Lime PPG global BC-custom
* Light Orange PPG global BC #83949
* Dark Orange PPG global BC #75066
* Cranberry Red PPG global BC #5535
* Pavo Purple HOK #FBC-10
* Midnight Blue PPG global BC #5112
* Medium Blue PPG global BC #191246
* Light Blue PPG global BC #190693
* Tropical Green PPG global BC #48636
* Dark Green PPG global BC #48485
* Pewter Gray PPG global BC #5240
* Black PPG global BC #2945

Pearlescent Colors

* Snowhite Pearl HOK #PBC-44
* Lime Gold Pearl HOK #PBC-53
* Sunrise Pearl HOK #PBC-30
* Cinnamon Pearl HOK #PBC-48
* Bittersweet Pearl HOK #PBC-51
* Tangelo Pearl HOK #PBC-32
* Magenta Pearl HOK #PBC-54
* Red Pearl HOK #PBC-45
* Passion Pearl HOK #PBC-65
* Violette Pearl HOK #PBC-40
* Lake Violet Pearl HOK #PBC-63
* Trublue Pearl HOK #PBC-36
* Lite Teal Pearl HOK #PBC-57
* Sherwood Pearl HOK #PBC-41
* Limetime Pearl HOK #PBC-38

2001 colors

* Pavo Purple Metallic: House of Kolor FBC-10
* Midnight Blue Metallic: PPG global BC #5112
* Silver Metallic: PPG global BC #36577
* Cranberry Red Metallic: PPG global BC # 5535
* Prowler Yellow: PPG global BC # 83902
* Tropical Green Metallic: PPG global BC # 48636

2000 colors

* Pavo Purple Metallic: House of Kolor FBC-10
* Midnight Blue Metallic: PPG global BC #5112
* Outback Green Metallic: PPG global BC # 2725
* Black Gold Metallic: PPG global BC # 4967
* Monarch Orange: PPG global BC #61646

1999 colors

* Pavo Purple Metallic: House of Kolor FBC-10
* Dark Rich Blue Metallic: Dupont Imron # 44429
* Midnight Green Metallic: Dupont Imron #44412
* Gloss Black: Dupont Imron #99U
* Bad Ass Red: Dupont Imron #544U

1998 colors

* Dark Maroon Metallic: Dupont Imron # 44454
* Dark Jade Green metallic: Dupont Imron #44413
* Dark Charcoal Metallic: Dupont Imron #B8012
* Sapphire Blue: Dupont Chromabase # B9780K
* Bad Ass Red: Dupont Imron #544U

1997 colors

* Mariner Blue Metallic: Dupont Imron #7446
* Bronze Metallic: Dupont Imron 6000 #W0396
* Silver Metallic: Dupont Imron #44401
* Garnet Red Metallic: Dupont Imron 6000 #W0712
* Cream: Dupont Imron #4775
* Chrome Yellow: House of Kolor #SG-102
* Bright Green Metallic: Dupont Imron #44415
* Bad Ass Red: Dupont Imron #544U