1971 CT70 Blue Redo

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  1. wanrep

    wanrep New Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm starting a project for a customer of mine to redo his CT70KO.
    Someone repainted it at some point so the first thing to go is the paint.
    I took the frame to my paint guy and we pulled the side badge off to reveal the original color.
    After cleaning the glue off, he said to take it to Car Quest to have them shoot it with their color analyzer, or whatever they call it, to see if they can match it.

    Has anyone had success with this route to match the original Candy Sapphire Blue?
    Anyone discover a paint code that works?

    Thanks.
     

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  3. wanrep

    wanrep New Member

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    I got the easy part done in 6 hours if anyone wonders how long it takes to scatter a CT70 for painting.

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  4. wanrep

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    After doing a lot of searching, I can answer my last 2 questions....NO.

    OK...Has anyone used the VMR paint kit in Sapphire Blue?
    If so, what did you think of it?
     
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  6. wanrep

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    I did a test paint with Duplicolor last night.
    After bead blasting, I used 2 coats of primer.
    3 coats of wheel coating HWP101.
    2 coats of gloss wheel clearcoat HWP103.

    I was looking for more of a matte finish, maybe because the paint is 47 years old, but I think this will work.
     

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  7. racerx

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    The 101 wheel paint is closer to the contemporary version of cloud silver, than the 1970s version. It's a nicer-looking silver, imho, but it's not going to satisfy the purists. Duplicolor silver caliper paint is a closer match...and the best substitute, in the product line, for the late, lamented "Steel Wheels". That said, the wheel clear can be used over either and it's quite durable, especially for rattlecan paint.
     
  8. wanrep

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    What about the engine side covers?
    Would you use the wheel or caliper or something different?
     
  9. cjpayne

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    Caliper. Looks great
     

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