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Yamaha paint matches

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Replied by Roadking on topic Yamaha paint matches

I have reread this thread a couple of times since joining site and , if I understood correctly, the paint on a 73 dt3 is a three part process to get the green correct. Let’s face it, my painting skills are not that great. Looks like the Amazon green met from duplicolor May be the way to go. Looks like the aerosol cans are only 8 ounces, how many would I need for tank, oil tank, headlight and headlight mounts? The other question is stripes. It appears the white stripe and Yamaha letters are both decals not painted, is this correct? Thanks
2020 Yamaha XT250
1997 Harley Davidison Roadking
29 Apr 2020 10:16 #81

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Replied by mdscott on topic Yamaha paint matches


Probably 3 of the 8ox cans should do it,. as for the decals, I clear coat over them.
Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

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29 Apr 2020 14:21 #82

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic Yamaha paint matches

I'm getting ready to paint the head on my RT1B and I remember at least one entry where someone had a good paint match. This is the silver/gray for the head and needs to be the high temp. Any help would be great. Looking for as close to original as I can get. I've seen some amazing efforts on painted parts on this thread...just amazing!
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
1968 DT1 (3)
29 Apr 2020 16:40 #83

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Replied by Swoop56 on topic Yamaha paint matches

Pedalcrazy . The heads were never painted originally . If you want to get back close to
original finish , have the head vapour blasted .
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29 Apr 2020 17:47 #84

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Replied by Roadking on topic Yamaha paint matches

Thanks Mark, so I will probably need 6? LOL I’m trying not to go to far down this rabbit hole. Just want to get all sheet metal the same color. A lot of other things are popping up. Need to start a new thread so I can get some help!
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29 Apr 2020 19:11 #85

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Replied by mdscott on topic Yamaha paint matches


Like Swoop56 said they weren't painted, but depending on budget and time painting may be quicker. Not sure cost of vapor blasting.
I use VHT paint # SP127 universal aluminum.


Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'06 GL1800
'97 KDX220
'75 Norton
'73 CB500K
'81 Honda CT110
'87 PW50
'64 McClane Edger
'02 Honda XR70R
‘78 BMW R100S
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29 Apr 2020 19:55 #86

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Replied by JimA on topic Yamaha paint matches

I also am probably going to use the DE 1615 for my fenders, for any of you who have. How long did you wait after spraying the silver before you applied the Spray Max 2K clear coat?

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30 Apr 2020 10:36 #87

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Replied by mdscott on topic Yamaha paint matches



about 15 min.

Start spraying 3 clear light coats, about 15-20 min apart @ about 80deg, depending on outside temp. On the 4th coat little heavy last coat heavy. Each coat becomes more sticky so in theory the last will be really tacky so less chance of runs.
This method has worked very well for me.

Please note I'm not a professional painter. I have learned this by time and lots of mistakes.
Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'06 GL1800
'97 KDX220
'75 Norton
'73 CB500K
'81 Honda CT110
'87 PW50
'64 McClane Edger
'02 Honda XR70R
‘78 BMW R100S
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30 Apr 2020 12:33 #88

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Replied by JimA on topic Yamaha paint matches

Thank you mdscott for the reply and tips.

Jim
01 May 2020 08:10 #89

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic Yamaha paint matches

Thanks much Mark and Swoop...yes originality is where I'm headed so no paint then...
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1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
1968 DT1 (3)
01 May 2020 13:10 #90

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