Early Yamaha grey paint

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Early Yamaha grey paint

Post by stan » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:55 pm

Is the grey paint used on the 68, and 69 fenders, and cases metallic grey paint, or just grey paint? Thanks Stan
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Post by daveh291 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:01 pm

plain old gray paint as far as i know.on the 68-71 models i use the Duplicolor DE 1615 engine paint.
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Post by Dave Rymal » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:12 pm

Stan use what Dave says and dust it with DE 1636 clear. The clear keeps it from getting stained when you wash it. Capt Dave
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Re: Early Yamaha grey paint

Post by dbroxson » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:51 pm

Hey Guys, reviving an old post here as the title was the closest out of the many to what I needed...

In looking at the paint on my 68 DT1 (and others), it appears there are two grey paints...
- a light metallic grey on the headlight ears, fenders and chain guard.
- a slightly darker, almost flat, non-metallic grey on the fork lowers and engine cases.

However, in searching all the posts on paint, everyone points to the following:
- Prime with Duplicolor FP 101 Grey Filler
- Base coat with Duplicolor DE 1615 Aluminum Engine Paint
- Clear coat with Duplicolor DE 1636 Clear

So... Is there a different paint for the engine and fork lowers versus the body parts, or not?
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