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2/17/2014 3:54 PM

Does anyone have any experience matching up the right color used on KX frames in the 90s? Paint or powder, I've got two frames to do and I just want them to look right. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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2/18/2014 4:56 AM

Hey Mofo, here you go.

This 97 KX250 frame has just been freshly powdercoated with powder from this ebay seller. I feel its maybe a shade light, but that depends on how fussy your going to be.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/120830300757?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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This 89 KX125 is painted with Anchor Kawasaki Green paint which i think is a good match, especially to to the UFO green plastics.
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Lacquer Premium Kawasaki Green
Anchor Spray Paints 400ml
Product Code:: K417

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2/18/2014 6:59 AM

I had some single stage urethane tinted at a local paint supply shop. It was a nightmare be cause most shops (I called about a dozen) only mix paint from computers. Actual tinting is a lost art.

Anyway, long story short, I used a set of NOS handlebars. Supposedly there's an AMC green and Grabber Green are good matches.

I don't have a paint "code". We just started with Chrysler Go Jolly green and added a little of this and that until we got the right color. I actually told the guy what to add, he must have been color blind. I have a 3x4" sample I can send you if you need it. Just mail it back.

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04 KX125
94 KX250SM
75 Z1-900

2/20/2014 7:30 AM

Thanks for the info, guys!

Kidkawie, thanks for offering to loan the card. I'm going to talk to a buddy who works in the paint business and see where he send me.

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2/20/2014 2:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2014 2:17 PM

if you look at my post in the 97 kx 250 restoration thread you will see that kidkawie got his paint about right madmatts 89 125 is spot on too,the paint color should match the plastics.my kx is as new never been painted and original plastics.

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2/23/2014 6:25 PM

smx94 wrote:

if you look at my post in the 97 kx 250 restoration thread you will see that kidkawie got his paint about right madmatts 89 ...more

Good info, thanks!

What about the swingarm... is there anything that matches that silver, or is it the same story as the frame paint?

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2/24/2014 3:30 AM

My 89 kx125 and this 95 kx250 swingarm have been done in a nickel coloured auto paint, i couldnt find a silver i was happy with. its only a very slight tint, but i prefer it over the silvers that i tried. Let me know if you want the colour code.

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2/24/2014 5:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2014 6:52 AM

Here's what I came up for silvers as far as spray cans go:

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7515 ALUMINUM: Use for top clamps and risers on most models early 90's and up. Possibly some 80's models. You could call it a perfect match.

244493 METALLIC SILVER: Is a very close match to the later silver frames. 1/2 shade light. You can touch up masking off at a weld and can hardly notice. A black primer might bring it down to a perfect match.

7887 STAINLESS STEEL: This was my answer to the swingarm paint on my 94 KX250. I only had photos to compare since my arm was bare when I got it, but it looks like a good match. Appliance paint, but I'm not sure how durable it will be on a bike.

EDIT: The appliance paint actually holds up good. I used it om my kids RM a few years ago, looked decent after 2 years riding.

DE1650 CAST COAT ALUMINUM: This is a dead ringer for the silver engine paints Kawasaki used on cylinders, etc.

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04 KX125
94 KX250SM
75 Z1-900

2/25/2014 7:42 AM

Great info, I really appreciate it!

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7/15/2020 8:29 AM

Resurrecting a very old thread... I'm currently restoring a '93 KX125, and I'm looking for the correct swing arm paint. I tried Color-Rite Silver #30, and it was too dark. The part number on Partzilla says that it's, "Silver No 25". But when I look at the sample on the Color-Rite website, that doesn't seem correct. I'm sure my best bet would be to have the paint matched with something, but I'm not sure what else is that same color? I have new foot pegs, but they seem to light. Should it be the same color as the shock absorber brackets, because I still have paint on those.

Any help is appreciated!

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