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QUESTION: Where can I purchase paint or color chip on California.

ANSWER: Leslie, This is somewhat confusing question....  Tahitian Red was not a color used in 1968...maybe you meant 1978 instead?

http://www.oldhondapaint.com/tahitian-red.html

http://www.vintagehonda.nl/information/colors/tahitian-red/

Previous to 1968 Honda's red was Scarlet Red.

Bill Silver


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QUESTION: Do you have the color code for the Scarlet Red used prior to 1969?  My husband & son are restoring a 1968 CT 90 Honda Trail Bike and was told initially it was Tahitian Red but there was no color code for any of these prior to 1969.

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Ah, Leslie, I see you are back again with corrected question request... :>)

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

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

Scarlet red: DuPont Imron 6543U  may be NLA now, though.

Ford - Sunset Red
Ditzler DPL 71654K
PPG - Fleet Red DAR 71654
PPG - Fleet Red DCC 71654

Pepsi Cola Red, if you can find it under that name, too.  I found this...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COCA-COLA-RED-YELLOW-PEPSI-COLA-BLUE-RED-FLEET-COLORS-PA
and this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PEPSI-COLA-CO-STANDARD-COLORS-SPECIFICATIONS-FOR

One or all of these should suffice for your CT90.

Happy painting...

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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