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    Gas tank repair - decals

    I am repairing a red gas tank and need the decals for each side.

    And, any ideas on finding the correct paint?

    #2
    Colorrite.com for the paint. 88Honda Hawk for the decals.
    Brian - Richland, WA
    1991 Hawk GT
    1997 VFR

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      #3
      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...ics-and-prices
      Brian - Richland, WA
      1991 Hawk GT
      1997 VFR

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        #4
        You have several options for the paint.
        If you have a tank or tail cowl with unsanded good condition factory paint an auto body paint supply store should be able to scan the body part with a spectrometer and generate a paint formula to match the original paint color or most large auto body shops have color chips so that you can probably find a match to the factory paint. A knowledgeable painter will be able to assist you.
        When comparing paint chips to the body part do it in the sun or use a sun gun.

        I found an exact match with PPG paint for '88 blue that was a color used by Chrysler using the paint chip method.
        TRUTH

        It is more important now than ever.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
          Colorrite.com for the paint. 88Honda Hawk for the decals.
          This. ColorRite's red is consistently correct; I once used another brand that was supposedly the same, but it was more orange than red. Never again. And Jas' decals are better than OEM, plus if you want to alter the colors he can do that for you.
          '89 Hawk a.k.a. The RallyHawk (my son's now!) | '89 Hawk a.k.a. The Deuce | Spare Parts/Dented Learner Bike | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled! )

          I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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            #6
            Thanks for all info guys. Great stuff
            I will attempt my first spray paint job with a borrowed spray gun.
            Question - I phoned Colorrite to figure quantity needed and they said that each quantity would equal double the amount of paint when reducer is added?
            What is the reducer?
            How much paint should I buy for a color change?
            Should I use a clear coat

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              #7
              Originally Posted by troutmalt View Post
              Thanks for all info guys. Great stuff
              I will attempt my first spray paint job with a borrowed spray gun.
              Question - I phoned Colorrite to figure quantity needed and they said that each quantity would equal double the amount of paint when reducer is added?
              What is the reducer?
              How much paint should I buy for a color change?
              Should I use a clear coat
              If you dont do a lot of paint just use the cans. I could go into a long post on why, but please, trust me. Just use the cans. Its the same paint.

              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                And yes, use clear. Honda did.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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