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Yamaha paint matches

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Replied by Jogar on topic Yamaha paint matches

Just looking on their site, this sunset paint has been discontinued :(
1973 Yamaha RT3
1973 Yamaha CT3
1972 Yamaha DT2
1969 Yamaha AT1
1964 Honda CT200
26 Mar 2024 00:13 #161

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Replied by Mighunter210 on topic Yamaha paint matches

Another DE-1615 Question... I saw JimA and Mdscott's post/response on the timing for clear coating DE1615 with SprayMax 2k Clear. Sounds like laying down the clear 15 minutes after the final DE1615 coat is how Mdscott did it. Is this how everyone else has done it too and had good adhesion/no lifting down the road? Thanks for the clarification!
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29 Mar 2024 14:02 #162

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Replied by Schu on topic Yamaha paint matches

I followed that 15 minute rule on my last 3 uses of spray max clear with good results. I also waited 15 minutes between coats. My garage was heated to 70F.  All of these were recent events, so I can’t speak on the long term adhesion of the clear coat. But so far I love the stuff. Use a respirator and be aware that this stuff really hangs in the air so ventilation is required. I kept my garage closed while I sprayed, but then opened doors and windows to quickly clear the air immediately after spraying each coat. Over spray is unavoidable so cover up anything that you are concerned about, or move it out of harms way.

side note
there is a really nice Hooker Header on eBay for the little GT80 Yamaha. It’s not cheap. 
imgur.com/a/3Lwn34F
 
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CT1B, CT1C, JT1, JT2, CT2, DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B, DT175B, DT175C, DT250B, DT400B, Z50, SCR950

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29 Mar 2024 14:25 #163

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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Yamaha paint matches

When I used the 2K clear on my DT400 tank I let the base coat dry 7 days so I could put on the decals, then I cleared it and have had no issues. 
2023 Tenere T7
1976 DT400C
1975 DT400
1981 DT175H
1972 DT2 250
1980 GT80
1972 JT2
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29 Mar 2024 15:08 #164

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Replied by Schu on topic Yamaha paint matches

That is exactly what the auto paint supply place told me was the alternative to the 15 minute rule. They said if you don’t start clear coat immediately after the base color, then you best wait a week.
Schu

CT1B, CT1C, JT1, JT2, CT2, DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B, DT175B, DT175C, DT250B, DT400B, Z50, SCR950

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29 Mar 2024 15:16 #165

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Replied by MarkT on topic Yamaha paint matches

Same is true for multiple coats, not just specifically clear...  miss the recoat time window and best wait a week or more or risk disaster.

Don't ask me how I know. 

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1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Replied by Yamdog on topic Yamaha paint matches

Has anyone found a rattle can or other close match for a 1974 DT250? Some have called it Virginia Gold. I just want to do some touch -up. Thanks.
11 May 2024 20:25 #167

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Replied by Schu on topic Yamaha paint matches

Can’t help you with a color match, but you should consider finding an auto paint supplier who can scan your paint and mix you a spray can of matching color. I’ve done it a couple times now and I am amazed how well it works. It’s costly compared to buying a can off the shelf at the local hardware store. But it’s still affordable. Typically about $30 for one can, but it’s good quality and the cans spray much nicer than the off the shelf stuff. I attached an example of color matching for my JT1. The majority of the front face is the original color and the upper portion and some of the lower are the color matched spray bomb. It’s not like you can’t tell, but it’s way better than a random search to match.
imgur.com/a/Ee4GMUR
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CT1B, CT1C, JT1, JT2, CT2, DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B, DT175B, DT175C, DT250B, DT400B, Z50, SCR950

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