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Yamaha paint matches

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Replied by RTD2 on topic Yamaha paint matches

This may be of interest only to me, but I have been cleaning my original 1971 DT1C oil tank this morning and I was fascinated by the way they carried the striping around to the back of the tank! I have had two bikes painted and my painter always asked how the stripe run and since I didn't have an original tank, I really couldn't answer. Anyway, here are pictures; mandarin orange of course.
68 DT1; 70 DT1C MX; 71 CT1C; 71 RT1B; 71 DT1E MX; 73 AT3MX, 73 MX360, 76 Honda Elsinore; 2021 KTM 500 EXC-W; 2001 Honda XR400R; 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200; 2015 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
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Replied by asco on topic Yamaha paint matches

Excellent work Devin and all of the contributors.

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1971 CT1-C (BRANDY)
1970 DT1-C (MONICA)
1972 AT2M (ZIFFLE)
1970 CT1-B (HULK)
1971 DT1E (GINA)
1970 CT1-B (CLIDE)
14 Apr 2018 08:41 #52

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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Yamaha paint matches

Hi guys, I went through this complete thread, some great information on paint colors here so thanks to those whom contributed! I also noticed some really nice paint jobs on tanks but am wondering if they were painted with a paint gun or rattle can, hard to believe you can achieve such a great looking finish from a rattle can...
2023 Tenere T7
1976 DT400C
1975 DT400
1981 DT175H
1972 DT2 250
1980 GT80
1972 JT2
23 Apr 2018 15:21 #53

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Replied by jman57 on topic Yamaha paint matches

Did you ever post the color match you found for the 1974 DT 125? I have a 74 DT 125 and need to find a close match.
19 Jan 2019 06:10 #54

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Replied by bctrailrider on topic Yamaha paint matches

I finally used House of Kolor Sunset Pearl rattle can. Pretty close.
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22 Jan 2019 08:17 #55

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Replied by tyheethn on topic Yamaha paint matches

that looks great BC,any close up pics available,what base color did you use,I also have a DT2 that I would like to do myself, again that looks great!
22 Jan 2019 11:20 #56

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Replied by bctrailrider on topic Yamaha paint matches

Here is a close up of the tank before I mounted it. I just used a standard automotive primer and the House of Kolor Sunset Pearl then 2K clear coat, no base coat.

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22 Jan 2019 11:51 #57

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Replied by shyted on topic Yamaha paint matches

So my quest for good paint turned up trumps today here in the UK.
For the silver on the mudguards, Ford Moon dust silver metallic , and the most expensive silver paint known to the whole of man kind,Tamiya spray silver alu metallic TC 46 ( i think from memory) available from a model shop in Preston . £10.56 for 100 ml including postage .
Also got Burnt Copper VHT . 2 tins 400 ml £ 20.00 including post.
22 Feb 2019 11:03 #58

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Replied by Youngdrakeo on topic Yamaha paint matches

I wish I could give advice on how he did it but my local spray shop did a pretty good colour match on my ct3
73 CT3 modified, 74 AG175 MX, 79 YB100 x2 , 79 GT 80 ,2015 ducati scrambler ,honda CT70
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Replied by 1969dt1 on topic Share your Yamaha paints

I used this same paint and clear coat on my 1969 DT1B and it came out awesome! I used the VHT white engine enamel as the base coat and taped the stripes. Then used the VHT burnt copper, and last coated everything with the recommended 2K clear coat. I returned one can of the white, which may have frozen and gotten messed up but it sputtered and splattered and had to be wet sanded off. I read online that a lot of people complained of this happening. The guy at the store said to heat the can with a hair dryer and shake real well. Well I filled up my kitchen sink with scolding hot water and put all my cans in there, then I shook the hell out of them with them hot. When I went to paint it came out clean and wet like it’s supposed to and laid on real nice. One recommendation is to use a wide board and straddle the tank on it horizontally so that when you paint it’s spraying downward against a horizontal flat surface. This allows you to put it on wet and heavy without it running and it will level to a nice glossy finish. Rotate the tank each time to get it on wet without it sagging.

Good luck!




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