CT70 powder coat color match

Discussion in 'Honda CT70/Z50 Registry' started by Patrick1864, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Patrick1864

    Patrick1864 New Member

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    Hello!
    Does anyone have, or know of a powder coat color match color, or recipe for a 1970 Honda ct70, candy ruby red?
    Thank you!
    Patrick
     
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  3. mikejana

    mikejana Active Member

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    Prismatic powder seems to a great data base.
    http://www.prismaticpowders.com

    Ask a message on their site.
    I'm trying to find a match for mexican yello, which they don't have, but everything they match they catalog
     
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    Great information thank you,....
    I also have the new oem ruby red headlight bucket I am trying to match.
    I will post any findings, hopefully between a few of us we will find a match!
     
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  6. CTKing

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    You should just take the headlight bucket to the powder coater. They should be able to figure it out. I had a powder coated silver tag and it was a dead on match to the bucket, but for the life of me I can't remember the color it was.
     
  7. Patrick1864

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    My powder coater has the bucket but has yet to get a perfect match.
    If you remember the details of your successful match please let me know.
    Thank you for your response.
     
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    I reached out to a friend of mine who does a lot of restorations and always powder coats. He said I must have got lucky because though his are close they are never a perfect match. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     
  9. Patrick1864

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    No worries,... after numerous attempts we have gotten close but not a match. I will still have the miscellaneous pieces coated in black, and silver.
    Since the exact match, candy ruby red paint is available, I'll have those parts painted.
    Thank you for your efforts!
     
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    After getting the color chip sent to me I decided to get the bike painted vs powder. Wanted the original stock ruby red rather than settling for a close match.
     
  12. Patrick1864

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    Me too,... keep up us posted on your progress, I'll do the same!
    Cheers
     
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  13. kirrbby

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    Purists prefer paint too. I'd say,y you made a good choice.
     
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    PC on sheetmetal is a liability, for a number of reasons. Processes should be matched to the materials & applications...imo.
     
  15. CTKing

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    Those pesky headlight buckets always get in the way of making a job less expensive. As nice as powder coating has come over the years, I to believe it doesn't hold a candle to a good paint job. It doesn't seem to carry the depth.
     
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    Even if it did, body work options are incredibly limited...repairs virtually impossible. Sheetmetal is kinda fragile, in its own ways. Paint can be stripped without causing problems and, in some instances, spot-repaired.

    Directly to your point, paintwork...especially multi-stage (like candies) depends heavily on artisan skill, application has a huge impact. That's a goodly part of its cost. PC could be applied by a trained monkey, which has its own advantages, in certain applications. It costs somewhat less and is more durable but, that leads many to make a bad decision, imo...for this application, i.e. frameset tins.
     
  17. Ponytail

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    Good to know.:thumb:
     
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    1263FA0F-0703-4B88-85CA-E2D0D3619A47.jpeg This is what I used. Allpowderpaints, Electric Red Dormant.
     
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  19. firebird

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    Just curious why you would think that?...It's not difficult at all.
     
  20. racerx

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    The answer is: because it's the truth. I've gone into great detail of PC on these bikes over the past 13+ years. Rather than go into another lengthy explanation, it'd be far more useful if you explained the various body work/prep options, coating removal and repair process(es).
     
  21. cjpayne

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    The only thing I would PC on these bikes are the headlight bucket, air cleaner, and the rim halves. Especially the rim halves. The seat pan may be worth it too. The tank bracket because of fuel spills.
    I would think that repairs or removal of PC to the frame would be a nightmare.
     

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