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I have a 2005 Vegas with what Victory called at the time "Solar Red", is it the same color as the "Sunset Red" they have out now, like what the have on the X bikes? From pics it looks to be the same exact color with just a different name.
 

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I have a 2005 Vegas with what Victory called at the time "Solar Red", is it the same color as the "Sunset Red" they have out now, like what the have on the X bikes? From pics it looks to be the same exact color with just a different name.
It won't be the same. Even the same color, produced a few years later is a little different, which is why they change the color name for what appears to be the same exact color. ;)

A good local body shop will be able to match it for you.
 

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It won't be the same. Even the same color, produced a few years later is a little different, which is why they change the color name for what appears to be the same exact color. ;)

A good local body shop will be able to match it for you.
That's what I kinda figured! I just ordered a set of XC hard bags that are Sunset Red. Im doing the Vegas to Kingpin rear fender and adding Witchdoctor XC brackets and turning it into a bagger.

I knew I would have to get the new(used)Kingpin rear fender painted to match, just wasn't sure if I was going to have to do the bags as well, guess I will have to. I was trying to save a few bucks.

Question is know is do I get the rest of the tins painted Sunset Red to match the bags to save money or just go full on another color. I also have a Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing that needs to get painted.

Any idea how much paint I would need if I wanted to do just the front/rear fenders, tank, 2 plastic side covers and a batwing fairing? rough guesstimate?
 

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I have used the touch-up paint provided by Color-Rite and found the only thing positive I could say was Yes it was red. Touching up a scrape on the front fender was visible 20 feet away. Alternatively I put a dent in the gas tank which I gave to a body shop friend who matched it so close there was no discernible difference. It may cost a few dollars extra but there's no getting around a body guy who is a professional painter. Get some referrals and go with the best. You can do it the easy way first but if it's not done properly it will be a nagging concern until you do.
 

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No solar red is not the same as sunset red. A good auto body shop will match it. Ive done a few solar red matches before but its been so long i couldnt tell you what my mix was. As for how much paint you would need to spray all that you are talking about. I would say to be on the safe side just get a quart. A quart of paint is really half a gallon once its reduced. Ive always been able to do a quart of paint and a bagger and a pint on just a normal tank, fenders, side panels job.
 

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No solar red is not the same as sunset red. A good auto body shop will match it. Ive done a few solar red matches before but its been so long i couldnt tell you what my mix was. As for how much paint you would need to spray all that you are talking about. I would say to be on the safe side just get a quart. A quart of paint is really half a gallon once its reduced. Ive always been able to do a quart of paint and a bagger and a pint on just a normal tank, fenders, side panels job.
So your saying a quart for a full bagger(fenders, tank, and XC hard bags and a fairing) and a pint for just fenders, tank and side panels?

Next question, would it be cheaper to buy the Solar Red from a Vic dealer or have a local shop mix it up? I wana stay with the Solar Red but I don't care if its from Polaris or not.
 

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So your saying a quart for a full bagger(fenders, tank, and XC hard bags and a fairing) and a pint for just fenders, tank and side panels?

Next question, would it be cheaper to buy the Solar Red from a Vic dealer or have a local shop mix it up? I wana stay with the Solar Red but I don't care if its from Polaris or not.
Yes a quart for a bagger. ( fairing, inner fairing, fenders, tank, panels, and bags)
If you have a local body shop that can match it that will probably be your best option. Also if you plan to paint the whole thing then as long as the body shop gets it close then you will never know the difference. Im not at the shop for a couple days or i would give you victorys paint number for solar red and a phone number to the place who makes victorys paint. Not sure if they still make solar red since there wasnt to many bikes or UTV's that polaris put out there with that color. If you use the polaris paint keep in mind that it is already prereduced. So if you order a quart its really only a quart ready to spray. Most paints you order a quart and reduce it 1:1 so you really have two quarts. This is not the case with polaris' paint.
 

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Yes a quart for a bagger. ( fairing, inner fairing, fenders, tank, panels, and bags)
If you have a local body shop that can match it that will probably be your best option. Also if you plan to paint the whole thing then as long as the body shop gets it close then you will never know the difference. Im not at the shop for a couple days or i would give you victorys paint number for solar red and a phone number to the place who makes victorys paint. Not sure if they still make solar red since there wasnt to many bikes or UTV's that polaris put out there with that color. If you use the polaris paint keep in mind that it is already prereduced. So if you order a quart its really only a quart ready to spray. Most paints you order a quart and reduce it 1:1 so you really have two quarts. This is not the case with polaris' paint.
I appreciate you getting back to me. I called my local Vic dealer and they can get me the Solar Red, code P-342, for $96 a quart. That aint to bad, it also stated that a clear coat needs be used with the Solar Red. Don't know if it needs to be Polaris specific or not, im gonna talk to the painter on Monday and see what he says.
 

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I appreciate you getting back to me. I called my local Vic dealer and they can get me the Solar Red, code P-342, for $96 a quart. That aint to bad, it also stated that a clear coat needs be used with the Solar Red. Don't know if it needs to be Polaris specific or not, im gonna talk to the painter on Monday and see what he says.
Yes you will have to clear it. Polaris is a base coat clear coat paint. I have used plenty of polaris paint and have used house of kolor UC35 clear and also used PPG and sikkens clear as well and all have worked fine. As long as its a urethane it will work fine and let the paint dry for about a hour before you spray the clear.
 
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