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Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:04 pm
by John Swift
Hello CBXers,

Unfortunately I had to paint the right half of my Siver 79. The left side

is still perfect as it came from the factory.

I found by accident a perfect match in a basecoat/clearcoat paint. It is

Daimler Chrysler Wheel paint "sparkle silver metallic". I had painted my

ZX11 silver and when I compared the left side to it the match was perfect so

I painted the right side with it and ....perfect match.

Dupont code # C9517

Sherwin Williams 50783 AH2PAC B/C

I hope this helps restore some of those beautiful Silver X's.

Re: Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:15 pm
by RobbieAU
Hi All,

New member and first time posting on the forum. I'm in the process of getting a 1979 CBX back in the road. I used this paint suggestion and I can say the color matches perfectly! Thanks @John for the post. I know it's old but I like to show my appreciation 😁

In the process of the painter and panel beater swapping the tank for repair, it got mixed up with what I suspect is a CB900F tank. It wasn't until the bottom tank details were to be applied until the issue was figured out. I now have a CB900F tank perfectly disguised as a CBX tank. I hope you all get a laugh out of these pics.



Re: Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:22 am
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
Colour match looks great, application looks great, the fact it is on the wrong tank not so great.
Might as well get the F tailpiece done as well.

Welcome to the site, Rob.

Re: Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:41 am
by NobleHops
That would look great on an 1100! Welcome Rob, hope you get sorted soon.

Re: Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:43 am
by RobbieAU
Thanks Guys,

Unfortunately it was another customer (of the panel beaters) CB900F tank so it will be stripped and repainted and they will probably never know.

Waiting on another set of decals for my CBX tank to arrive from the UK so I can have it repainted with the same batch of silver paint that the fender and tail are painted with. After that I can finally test ride this bike after 4 months of fixing it up. I have restored many 60s and 70s Hondas but the CBX has been a dream bike for me since I was a kid and I can't wait to ride and hear it. My love of the CBX only grew more when I saw a pristine 1978 at the Honda collection hall in Japan last year. I'll post some pics of my CBX in a new thread on test ride day in about 6-8 weeks time.



Re: Perseus Silver Paint match!

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:02 pm
by wyly
Your paint research saved me the effort of finding a match. I've delayed repainting my oem parts for years because I fretted over attaining an acceptable match I'll book mark this page for the future. Thanks