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Offline biffo911

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400 four engine paint
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:41:35 pm »
Hi all, first thank you for letting me join your group. I have recently bought a 1977 400 four and am restoring it. I would like to know what VHT silver paint will give me the same finish as original.
To let you know something about myself I am retired and have been riding classic bikes since the '60s ( mainly Triumphs) and do all restoration work myself. I owned a 400 four back in the early '80s and regretted selling it so here we go again. My standards are high if not concourse as I believe in using my bikes and all advice with the Honda would be gratefully received.

Offline dusterdude

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Re: 400 four engine paint
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 03:38:27 pm »
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Offline MD

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Re: 400 four engine paint
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 05:36:43 pm »
Welcome from NE MN,

We like before pictures and eventually the after.

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Offline CB400JAY

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Re: 400 four engine paint
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 06:15:10 am »
I used Dupli-Color DE1615 Aluminum Engine Enamel and 1612 primer.  I've attached a couple of photos, but they are not really as close to what the covers look like in the sun.  I have used this combo many times and having been around these bikes when they were new believe the color match to be very close.

Offline Kelly E

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Re: 400 four engine paint
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 07:31:07 am »
I use Dupli-Color as well, it really is a close match to the stock paint.
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