LMC1500 paint

vintagebike

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Does anyone know if an industry standard paint color or code was used on the 1985 LMC1500? This one spent most of its life stored inside and shows little fading. But there are a few spots needing touch-up.
 

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DAVENET

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Remove any available small outside panel and take it to a parts store that mixes paint. They will have a spectrophotometer or will know someone that does. The paint will be an exact match, including fade. The only 'problem' is your touch up will be more shiny than the OEM paint. Once they blend the color, most shops can now put it right into a shaker can.
 

vintagebike

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Looks like they used GM WA9417. But maybe I will have to sell since it does not do too well on the snow...compared to the Tuckers.
 

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PJL

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Is that a wide track?

I wonder if removing that utility box and reducing weight would help.
 

vintagebike

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My post was a pot stirring remark. The fellow traveler that helped me find my LMC has a 1987 LMC1500 he bought new...uses it professionally for service, rescue and FUN. He has been offerd $50k and says it is not for sale.😎
 
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vintagebike

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I have not found any touch-up paint. But... the front page of my original LMC1500 manual that came with the Cat , written in pencil "paint color Ditzler 71985". That is GM Fleet red 1972.
 
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