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Old 06-22-13, 08:47 PM
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1983 Trek Pewter touch up paint?

Hi,

Anyone have a recommendation for Trek pewter touchup paint? I would describe it as a metallic gray



I think this color was used on may of that era Trek bikes so I am hoping someone has a Testors or similar recommendation for me. If anyone knows the original Dupont Imron code please pass that along.

Thanks in advance to any/all responses.
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Old 06-22-13, 09:17 PM
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https://www.campyonly.com/images/joebell/imron.pdf
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Old 06-23-13, 01:01 PM
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Thanks this is great, do you know the code for Trek Pewter?
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Old 08-20-13, 03:02 PM
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I was just about to post this same question for my 1981 Trek 613 of the same color. Did you ever find a match?
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Old 08-20-13, 03:15 PM
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My guess is one of the "metallic" ones at the bottom of the Imron link. 44453 or 44447

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Old 08-20-13, 03:28 PM
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Good lord I need a better monitor, half those colors look the same to me :/
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Old 08-20-13, 03:45 PM
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Ditto. Anyone know the code for the "vermillion red" 1983 Trek 600, by any chance?
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Old 08-20-13, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Good lord I need a better monitor, half those colors look the same to me :/
Haha alot of them are pretty close. I really need to find a Trek that isn't Pewter though!
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Old 08-20-13, 05:16 PM
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I mixed up a small batch of black spray enamel with some testors silver metallic and got something that is very close for small chips, totally wrong for larger areas. Did the batch in the top of the spray can lid and just fiddled till I got close.
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Originally Posted by E_merlin View Post
Thanks this is great, do you know the code for Trek Pewter?
No but I'm looking over 44401 in the posted link, "Pewter Gray Metallic", for a couple of small scratches on my '86 500. Thanks for this thread, btw. Saves me from the asking.

I had been thinking about hitting the hobby shop and seeing what I could find since the scratches are small. Testors is all I need to be playing with.

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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
No but I'm looking over 44401 in the posted link, "Pewter Gray Metallic", for a couple of small scratches on my '86 500.
I think that is the right code too, but do you know where you would go to buy touch up paint in that color? My '81 613 I just acquired already has a pretty rough touch up job done by the previous owner so I basically have nothing to lose. I'll post my results on here if I can manage anything close to the original Trek pewter.
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Originally Posted by albon101 View Post
I think that is the right code too, but do you know where you would go to buy touch up paint in that color? My '81 613 I just acquired already has a pretty rough touch up job done by the previous owner so I basically have nothing to lose. I'll post my results on here if I can manage anything close to the original Trek pewter.
I'm probably not the guy to ask since the only painting I've done 40 years ago was commercial. I've never played with Imron and you'd better wear a respirator if you do any spraying. Dupont would probably be the source and an auto body shop might be your best adviser.

For my needs (2 very small scratches) I'm either going to the hobby shop for a little bottle of Testors or I might follow the advice of markk900 in post number 9.
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albon101, not sure where you are located, but my understanding is that Imron is not allowed to be sold in California. I'm not even sure the general public can buy it. It's very toxic. I would advise that you use Testers or one of the other enamel hobby paints for touch up unless you are an experienced painter with the right type of paint mask.

I'm lucky that my local hardware store has a great hobby section with a wide variety of touch up paint options:


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Old 08-21-13, 02:51 PM
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Looks like you might be able to get the 44401 in a touch up paint here:
https://www.co-motion.com/index.php/c...touch_up_paint

For my Trek 400 (Race Blue?) I had to mix Testors French Blue with a darker blue metallic to get a match. Some sites (vintage trek) claimed that the french blue was a perfect match, but not in my case. They may have varied hue over the years. Mine was an '85.
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This is worth repeating: Imron contains Isocyanates and should not be used without taking all necessary safety precautions.
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Thanks for the advice gaucho; I wish my hardware store was that well stocked! I don't plan on messing with the actual Imron paint, I was just acquiring if anyone knew of a place where you could take the number to have a similar paint mixed. I'm gonna call up co-motion and order up the '97 silver metallic color that they say matches imron 44401. I'll post the results.
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Originally Posted by albon101 View Post
Thanks for the advice gaucho; I wish my hardware store was that well stocked! I don't plan on messing with the actual Imron paint, I was just acquiring if anyone knew of a place where you could take the number to have a similar paint mixed. I'm gonna call up co-motion and order up the '97 silver metallic color that they say matches imron 44401. I'll post the results.
I know it's been awhile, but did you ever find any kind of match for the Imron Pewter? I'm sure that there are lots of vintage Trek owners, myself included, that would love some resolution here. Either way, I'd like to re-open this thread. Is there an easy match for Imron 44401?
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Old 03-04-18, 04:42 PM
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Here's something worth looking into... I'll order some and get back with the results....

You can order this color on our website at paintscratch dot com

Select the Year, Make and Model shown below and you will see your color listed.

2000 Fleet Basecoat
Pewter 44401


Sincerely,
Vickie at PaintScratch
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Did you ever order? If so, how close of a match was it?
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