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Hi
Yesterday i bought a CL77,my Question is which red color matches the best with the original framecolor ?

regards Achim

Answer
Achim,  Congratulations on your CL77 purchase!

the original red color was called Scarlet Red. Similar colors are:

Codes are for
PPG: Nisssan Red:4549
PPG: Ford's Sunrise Red 72266
Duplicolor: Sunrise Red, Import Car

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage-Honda-Factory-Paint-Scarlet-Red-R-2-Z50A-/22

http://www.ct70paint.com/scarlet-red.html

I offer restoration guide CDs for 250-305 Scramblers through my website: www.vintagehonda.com

The "problem" with the original Scarlet Red paints is that they were a lacquer painted directly upon bare metal. The paint will fade when left in the sun, so using "touch up" paint on a red chassis may not be a perfect match now.

Good luck with the bike.

Bill Silver  

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

Experience

I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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