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DT175 1978 Engine Paint Colour

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Good morning all,
Planning to paint the gearbox cover, cylinder and head as part of my rebuild.
It looks like the gearbox case is gloss black and the cylinder & head are matte black.
Not fussy about getting the precise original colour with yamaha paint codes, but would like to get the colour approximately right!
Are my thoughts on colour about right, or is satin black more original looking?
Thank you.
Mike
17 Apr 2023 23:46 #1

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Replied by RT325 on topic DT175 1978 Engine Paint Colour

Just my opinion but i like Satin Black for engine cases, but everyone to their own. Same for cylinder & head if you decided to paint them.
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18 Apr 2023 04:23 #2

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Replied by MikeK-uk on topic DT175 1978 Engine Paint Colour

I think you’re right… rest of my bike is not restored, and a blingy gloss black engine would probably look like a peg in a square hole.
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Mike
18 Apr 2023 15:10 #3

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Replied by Gnarles on topic DT175 1978 Engine Paint Colour

 Ha ha I just asked the same question on my DT250E.
Looks like frame were satin or gloss originally and the engine looks pretty much flat but it's old and it wasn't kept inside much.
  Hoping the experts will chime in.
18 Apr 2023 18:21 #4

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Replied by Tinkicker on topic DT175 1978 Engine Paint Colour

Original paint is satin black.
19 Apr 2023 08:48 #5

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