Paint Question


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Paint Question

Postby wjnfirearms » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:16 am



Does anyone know where you can obtain paint for our old Wings? I contacted a friend at a local NAPA where they have a paint shop and they cannot get the paint for a '77 or even the mixing codes. He told me that he thinks someone that deals with DuPont paints may be able to get it as in his research it came up as a DuPont color. I must have the candy blue green special, PB2CS, according to the list on here as that's the only blue color listed.


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Re: Paint Question

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:10 am

your research is showing you exactally what I and many others has found. mine is a 75, so I wanted candy anteres red. No go. I finally took a non faded piece to Napa and matched it as best I could with their color chips/samples. I also had them put the paint in spray cans. very easy job then. I went with Nissan red, and is real close. I did not want to deal with candy paints so I used enamel. I think it turned out very nice, and most important, so does my wife.

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Re: Paint Question

Postby Keef » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:40 pm

Have u tried colorrite.com?

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Re: Paint Question

Postby wjnfirearms » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:45 am

I found out, surprisingly, that Vetter is still selling restoration parts and decals for the accessories including free manuals. His wife is running the business. I just ordered replacement wiring harness plugs, the bike side.

http://www.craigvetter.com

There are several online businesses that do have paint available for the old bikes including the Wings. $89 for a spray can and a couple hundred for the guns. That's a lot of money. I'll check out colorite and was already thinking of trying to color match as I have a guy at our local NAPA paint department.
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Re: Paint Question

Postby diamondd » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:28 am

I thought they didn't come in the color of blue for a "77" Just black and red

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Re: Paint Question

Postby wjnfirearms » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:47 pm

My guy at NAPA came through again. This looks to be a real close match.
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Re: Paint Question

Postby Mr. Spanky » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:25 pm

I am currently attending Collision Repair Technology in college and our school has gone through 3 different paint companies before finding a decent one.
Napa has good quality paint, however they are very limited in their range of products.
Dupont also has really great quality paint, however the school got rid of Dupont paints because of a poorly informed paint rep. that had cheese-ball answers when it came to questions about the products.
Currently we are using PPG Refinish Products and they are awesome. They are very up to date on color codes, in fact they replace our color chip books every month with updates. Now as for motorcycles, I don't know what they carry. I would imagine that they do carry color codes for motorcycles though. I would try their website or calling a local automotive refinish paint shop that carries PPG and seeing what they have. I highly recommend it.

Just my 2 cents.




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