Indian Paint for 2016 Chief Classic

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    Recently I posted a thread trying to figure out the paint codes for the 2016 Indian Chief Classic in pearl white.

    Long story short, I was able to get the Polaris code to order from the dealer (the code is P566). I was going to order from dealer but have a relationship with a local paint shop.

    Did a bunch of research and discovered the P566 is also the same paint on the 2013 Victory Cross Country called "New Pearl White).

    With some research I was able to pry out the PPG code for that paint and now have the paint I need. If anyone ever needs...... The correlating identification for the Polaris Part #P566 is PPG926258 "New Pearl White".

    Now of course the trick is matching the correct amount of pearl.

    Will post results once I get my hard bags done. PPG offers the tri-coat in their DBC line only but that is a good line of paint. Used in past on other projects and is a high quality product so should work out..

    Hope that helps someone out there!!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the code number and good luck with the color match!
     
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    Finished the tri-coat today. Came out pretty good but I am a stickler for doing a good cut and buff to ensure a job well done.... once done with that will post some pics but the PPG code I posted was in fact correct and the secret was 2 base, 3 midcoat pearl, then 2 clear.

    Used PPG DBC 2000 base & midcoat, with PPG clear, just in case anyone ever needs th info.
     
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    Got the cut & buff done on the bags. Not factory bags... looked at that as an option but would have to change the exhaust to use chieftain hard bags so went with Tsukayu bags and easy brackets. I really like the swept look of the Tsukayu bags with the easy brackets. Thankfully I have a paint booth so can do my own work. Ended up saving me thousands.

    Here are some pics
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    That looks awesome, nice work!
     
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    Thanks. I appreciate that. I had wanted the Chieftain but since I also really had to have the Pearl White and just fell in love with that color, had to choose between the two and well, you can see I chose the pearl white chief.... absolutely love it and do not regret the choice.
     
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    Slightly old thread, but I have started to look at bag options for a Classic and this looks great.

    How have the Tsukayu bags stood up?

    Would you mind posting a picture without the bags on, as I am likely to ride clean skin most of the time and would like to see how that looks too.
     
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    You've been down this road with PearlGirl, haven't you?
     
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    Where'd you get those "Chicken Egg Saddlebags"? :D
     
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    I like eggs.. they are tasty !!!!

    Tsukayu (no not swearing at you LOL)..... ordered online.
     
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    Absolutely..... will do it today when I get home from work :)
     
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    They have been very good for me at least. I would have gone with chieftain but there were two things I wanted specifically... the pearl white paint (chieftain would have had to do a complete repaint) and i absolutely love my headlight nacelle. Really stands out. So with that in mind I went with the chief classic so I could have both of those and then figured I would add bags. I don't need the electronic locking on the factory cheiftain bags... just something to throw a thing or two in now or then.

    I actually like the the rounded look ... it matches nicely with the curve of the back fender.

    Here are a couple pics without the bags.... key is to use the easy brackets.... they mount to the bag... not the bike. They lock on to the mounting posts but leave a clean look when the bags are off.

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    Nope. Basically started from scratch and did a bunch of digging around. First clue was the 2013 Victory.... didn't think a corporation would waste time with all new chemical engineering of a slightly different color paint, then called polaris corporate who gave me a polaris part number to order paint, then some research on the interweb and discovered that same part number came back to that same 2013 victory.... then called my paint shop and they were able to pull a paint code for the vic..... took a chance and bam... it was right.

    Just pure darn luck LOL
     
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    Those bags look Really Nice on that bike - color is perfect too.
     
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    Nope
    Thanks. Hoping it helps somebody else out there too :)
     
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    Your pearl white bike is spectacular - and the bags look like they were fitted for it. well done
    Thanks for taking the photos of it naked - I appreciate it.

    I have been moving my thinking from Chief Classic to Springfield of late.
    The option of having hard-bags and a screen is good, although I would generally ride without them.
    The highway bars are a bonus and probably good to have as I am graduating up in size a lot.
    I have a test ride day coming up in 2 weeks with both of these, as well as a Scout (reference bike), which I can't wait to do, as it should help sort out the thinking.
     
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    Those bags look great! I'm about done with leather saddle bags....look great but very unfriendly. May have to look at options for the Vintage.....John
     
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    I had seriously considered the Springfield but in the end, I just HAD to have the pearl white and have not regretted my choice even for a second. Love love love my bike.

    I think if it says Indian on it, you won't go wrong (Chief or Springfield, you will be happy).

    John, agreed... I was tempted at first to go with the black leather saddlebags for that old school look but the convenience of the hard bags and ease of removal can't be beat for sure.
     
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    I found some that look OEM on Amazon they came in and the fit and finish is close. My only issue is they are gloss black and I want to paint them white to match my bike. Thanks for the codes wondering if you have recommendation for where to purchase the paint from.
     

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