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VMR paints sells color matched Yamaha paints.

I used them for the candy blue green I had to spray on the Honda project and the color was dead one. Well mine was a base coat and candy over it but yeah, gave a perfect color.

Price was good.

You can order in a pint or a rattle can.

https://vmrpaints.com/pages/product-result?rq=mk_yamaha
 

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I've used both VMR & Marbles - both good. One difference to be aware of if comparing the two is that VMR often comes pre-reduced - ready to spray - while Marbles' come unreduced so a pint of Marbles' is twice the paint of VMR (EX. Comp. Yellow 1pt: Marbles $194, VMR $127)
 

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I've used both VMR & Marbles - both good. One difference to be aware of if comparing the two is that VMR often comes pre-reduced - ready to spray - while Marbles' come unreduced so a pint of Marbles' is twice the paint of VMR (EX. Comp. Yellow 1pt: Marbles $194, VMR $127)

I believe you can ask for it unreduced (but don’t quote me on that)
 

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Works for me, it's a video of a rotary tank shaker.
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Clever bit of engineering eh? 😉

Indeed it is! He put in a cup of coarse aquarium gravel and a litre of water (say...a quart) and simply let it go roundy-round. Some people use nuts and bolts, some use rooking nails, some use small stones - but the aquarium gravel is nice because it is "clean" (no sand particles) and it rinses out easily.

After about, I think, two hours, he poured out a messy goo that looked like stale coffee and then he rinsed the tank out a couple of times (with water) and put in another load of clear water and gravel - and let it go for about 24 hours. He may have rinsed it once or twice more but I think at least 90% of what had been in the tank came out in the first rinse and then after that, the tumbling operation was really just a final clean-up. After that, he simply squirted some WD40 in there to coat the interior to prevent flash-rusting.

I'll tell ya - that tank was super-duper clean inside after that!

All of that was done at least 2-3 years ago (my work schedule keeps getting in the way of my fun activities) but the tank is still nice and clean inside and at this point, @Jim has painted the outside (and THAT is a whole tale of woe in itself) - and now it is very pretty indeed!

Pete

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...and here is the whole set of parts for my cafe bike (note the extra-large Yamaha XS1100 headlight bucket which will make packing in all those wires much easier....
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@Jim has painted the outside (and THAT is a whole tale of woe in itself) - and now it is very pretty indeed

..and here is the whole set of parts for my cafe bike (note the extra-large Yamaha XS1100 headlight bucket which will make packing in all those wires much easier....

I completely forgot that you had all the painted parts just ready to go! I can’t wait to see you start that build! 😃
 
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