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Offline LJD

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RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« on: October 22, 2016, 07:07 AM »
Anyone knows the name/code  for the Grey/Blue colour Festool use?

I have a little project (DAB radio) that i want to get the right colours etc ..

Thanks

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Offline neeleman

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 07:20 AM »
Body colours are RAL 5004 (Black Blue).
Buttons are RAL 6018 (Yellow Green).

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Offline GarryMartin

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 07:25 AM »
The light grey is RAL 7035.

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RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 07:52 AM »
and this....



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Offline LJD

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 08:02 AM »
Ok...! cheers everyone, take the rest of the weekend off  [tongue]
s for a DAB radio  even if its going to a bit of a joke .

Not as much of a Joke as the FM only Festool radio !!
« Last Edit: October 22, 2016, 08:41 AM by LJD »

Offline 2ooladdict

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 08:30 AM »
Very interesting. What about the color of the Systainers?

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« Last Edit: October 22, 2016, 05:31 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline LJD

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2016, 05:11 PM »
I purchased the tiny Dewalt DAB site radio this morning. All complete for peanuts .I have a top spec SONY as well. Sony would need "cutting and shutting " to go into a Systainer  et c.But would be nice. Trouble is my wife likes it in the Kitchen. I  have stripped the Dewalt down to it working parts (very easy) and was thinking about firstly modifying the case shape a bit to lose the Dewalt "shape"  then spraying the parts as required "festool " colours .That way it does what i need and adds a bit of fun. And if any one questions why it looks like a "dewalt"  I will say it follows a long trend in Festool products !!

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 10:44 AM »
I purchased the tiny Dewalt DAB site radio this morning. All complete for peanuts .I have a top spec SONY as well. Sony would need "cutting and shutting " to go into a Systainer  et c.But would be nice. Trouble is my wife likes it in the Kitchen. I  have stripped the Dewalt down to it working parts (very easy) and was thinking about firstly modifying the case shape a bit to lose the Dewalt "shape"  then spraying the parts as required "festool " colours .That way it does what i need and adds a bit of fun. And if any one questions why it looks like a "dewalt"  I will say it follows a long trend in Festool products !!

That only picks up the Spanish stations, correct?

Offline LJD

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 12:00 PM »
 

I love DAB as it allows me to listen to more interesting  selection  of music etc .OK, ITs never going to sound as good as a FM .But then we have to start thinking about construction of the unit ie "Roberts"  and others been made from wood . Which assists with a more natural sound .I think the "dewalt " interior needs a fraction of "damping" which i will play around with .
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 08:29 PM by SRSemenza »

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 02:44 PM »
Does anyone know what the color codes are for North America? I know the Festool green equivalent is called "Sweet Pea" from Benjamin Moore, but I need the name for the "Black Blue"

Went to Sherwin Williams store today to ask about their Black Blue color RAL# 5004 RLS8-20004 as listed on their website, but was told that those codes or color name don't show up on their system. Was told by the rep the color code in North America should start with "SW"

Lowes was unable to find it on their system either. Haven't tried Home Depot yet, but I thought I ask here first to see if anyone has the right code or paint name.

Thanks in advance

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 03:29 PM »
All of the RAL and CMYK codes are above  - they are international.

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 03:36 PM »
Does anyone know what the color codes are for North America? I know the Festool green equivalent is called "Sweet Pea" from Benjamin Moore, but I need the name for the "Black Blue"

Went to Sherwin Williams store today to ask about their Black Blue color RAL# 5004 RLS8-20004 as listed on their website, but was told that those codes or color name don't show up on their system. Was told by the rep the color code in North America should start with "SW"

Lowes was unable to find it on their system either. Haven't tried Home Depot yet, but I thought I ask here first to see if anyone has the right code or paint name.

Thanks in advance

@myer84  -  I googled "ral to sherwin williams conversion."  Here's one solution:

Sherwin Williams RAL Color Selector
« Last Edit: March 28, 2017, 03:40 PM by RobBob »

Offline myer84

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 04:08 PM »
@Peter - I asked about the RAL and CMYK and got a weird look at both places I went to today. They had no idea and entered the codes on their systems to no avail

@Rob - I used that link to show the Sherwin Williams rep and wasn't able to pull anything using the codes listed. That's when I was told the code should start with "SW"

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Well starting with SW sounds like it would be the Sherwin Williams code not the actual color code.

And a google search brings up all kinds of stuff about an RAL colors line and Sherwin Williams. I wonder if you need to find someone at SW that knows more?

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2017, 07:01 PM »
I'd suggest you contact someone in one of their industrial coating stores, maybe you'll get a better answer. Or consider e-mailing corporate and ask for some assistance.

The DIY centers are pretty lean on technical competency.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 01:55 AM »
Firstly as one who mixes paint, take it a bit easy on us @Cheese  [smile]. We have extensive training opportunities through the company I work for and the paint companies we represent. Only last evening did I attend a Dulux Seminar for a new range about to be released.

As to the problem at hand, I am a little surprised no one appeared to offer @myer84  a color match from a tool or Systainer. That is what I did to obtain the formulas referenced earlier in this thread. For the most part, I find that this color matching process is very accurate.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 02:04 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2017, 09:24 PM »
Whoops @Untidy Shop...sorry about that. [tongue]

Actually, I was referring to my local SW store. They're convenient, I just put leashes on our 2 dogs and walk the 6 blocks to purchase what I need. Sweet.

However, if there's a technical question that needs answering, I throw the 2 dogs into the car and travel the 3 miles to the SW commercial coatings store.  [cool]

Offline Untidy Shop

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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2017, 09:35 PM »
It's OK @Cheese I just could not let your comment go without comment.  [big grin] And sure,  I too have had 'interesting' experiences as a customer. Rescently as a customer, I had to 'instruct' an employee at another store of the chain for which I work that yes in fact that is possible and this is how to do it.

To be fair, in none of my training has the RAL nor CMYK systems been mentioned. I am only aware due to some past graphics training. I suspect that in the paint world they are a 'secret' of the chemists and color designers.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 09:39 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Re: RAL colours ( color ) of Festool products ?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2017, 09:50 PM »
Ya, you're right that the RAL and CMYK systems are the darlings of the graphics industry. Hey, throw in Pantone just to mix it up a bit. The ONLY reason I'm familiar in the least with them is through photography and signage.

I also embrace your earlier query as to why not just go for a color match. The recent SW color match system is incredible. I visited the local SW store with a piece of aluminum extrusion from a Marvin window and they matched the color exactly. Pretty impressed, I'm sure most of the newer color match systems are similar. I remember when it used to be a painful 1-2 hour process at either Benny Moore or SW. Mix...paint....hairdryer...check for match...remix...repaint...rehairdryer...painful.