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Offline swan

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CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:02:01 am »
I just had my OEM CB400F tank scanned and paint mixed to match the original Honda Varnish Blue.

I could not find the formula easily on the web so here are the paint codes:
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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 04:31:39 am »
Have you finished the spray job ? How did it come it - close to original I hope.

Thanks for code - I'll be needing paint for mine in a month or two.

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 06:01:14 pm »
I will paint early next week and post my results. I dipped a test strip in the can, let it dry and it looks really good.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2010, 07:25:44 am by swan »
1975 CB400 F cafes, 1974 CB750 K4 Cafe, 1966/1976 Triumph/ Norton Triton Cafe and 1962 DBD34 BSA Gold Star Clubman.

CB750 build http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=52551.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 06:32:03 am »
Here is a test patch of Varnish Blue I sprayed. I'll post a photo of the tank after clearcoat. Looks very, very close to the OEM color.
1975 CB400 F cafes, 1974 CB750 K4 Cafe, 1966/1976 Triumph/ Norton Triton Cafe and 1962 DBD34 BSA Gold Star Clubman.

CB750 build http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=52551.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 07:24:08 pm »
Tank is done and matches the OEM Varnish Blue.

1975 CB400 F cafes, 1974 CB750 K4 Cafe, 1966/1976 Triumph/ Norton Triton Cafe and 1962 DBD34 BSA Gold Star Clubman.

CB750 build http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=52551.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 05:48:10 pm »
You can order acrylic off the Internet. It comes from German takes about a month. Did one of my tanks in it looks mint. Be sure to prime the tank with white primer

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 10:18:16 pm »
I know this is an old thread but where did you have this paint mixed? Do they have a web address or phone #?
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My 79 CB750F for fun   ----   http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=19923.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 10:02:54 am »
I know this is an old thread but where did you have this paint mixed? Do they have a web address or phone #?

I just carried this very formula down to a local guy on Saturday to have my tank sprayed and he recognized it as a European formula for DuPont automotive paints. Said he could use it though. You might call around to your local automotive paint suppliers and see what they say.
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My build thread: NobleHops makes a 400F pretty for his wife: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=131210.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 01:18:46 pm »
I know this is an old thread but where did you have this paint mixed? Do they have a web address or phone #?

I just carried this very formula down to a local guy on Saturday to have my tank sprayed and he recognized it as a European formula for DuPont automotive paints. Said he could use it though. You might call around to your local automotive paint suppliers and see what they say.


Cool. Thanks!!
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75' CB400F  -  http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=127295.0

My 79 CB750F for fun   ----   http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=19923.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2016, 10:27:41 am »
This is kicking my ass again, but my GoogleFu finally rose up to the challenge. And so I am going to post this for posterity, in the hopes it helps the next guy.

That swatch in the photo is aka a Toyota paint code # 8A1

And this site: http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplaym.cgi?dupont=N8218

...references that to several other companies' paint codes as follows:

Ditzler PPG: 15685

Dupont: N8218

And assuming my painter can reference that to a Sikkens code, I will post that too. And I will report back how close this looks, just as soon as we paint the darned thing :-).

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My build thread: NobleHops makes a 400F pretty for his wife: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=131210.0

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 03:35:05 pm »
To anyone; this blue is exactly the same as a Isuzu jeep blue...

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2020, 11:07:40 am »
To anyone; this blue is exactly the same as a Isuzu jeep blue...

Okay, but what's the paint code?  I did a lot of refinishing work in the autobody world and it's never "exactly" the same.  Maybe close enough that most people can't tell a difference, but I bet an experienced person who works in autobody could tell.
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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 03:13:47 pm »
Well, I work as a painter and on this rare occasion, it is in fact so close you might use the word exactly.

If you want the paint code, I will look it up tomorrow.

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2021, 06:49:31 am »
Well, I work as a painter and on this rare occasion, it is in fact so close you might use the word exactly.

If you want the paint code, I will look it up tomorrow.

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Menno - could you get the paint code, please?

Thank you.
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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2021, 09:17:23 pm »
your sticker looks really nice.      Where can i get them for my 400? David silver says Honda will not let them sell them.

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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2021, 08:56:08 am »
4into1 sells the tank and side panel stickers.  That's where I got mine from.
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Re: CB400f Varnish Blue paint formula
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2021, 04:42:03 am »
Spectrum paint code Akzo Nobel:

ist5001
Dark Blue
ABP
26.02.2007

Form: 479G23