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    Arrow How/where to buy Touch up paint for Yamaha watercraft?

    Does Yamaha make and sell touch up paint, or spray cans of matching paint?

    Not sure if this would be listed as an 'OEM part', an accessory, or something else?

    Where do I find the Yamaha 'paint codes' for a particular model and year?

    2017 GP1800 in my case, both red and blue

    I am expecting the inevitable dings, chips and dock rash. How to touch them up, cosmetically?


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    i would like to know too, mine gets chips just by looking at it.

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    http://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm

    Products are exactly the color of your ski.....

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourflat View Post
    http://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm

    Products are exactly the color of your ski.....

    Frank
    Thanks!



    1485. Red Metallic 9 5294 1394

    1002 Vivid Purplish Blue Metallic 6 5291 1345


    Does Yamaha themselves not produce their own touch up paints?
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    Um, wow. Sure adds up.

    Pen, plus 2 ounce jar, plus aerosol spray - for base and top coat, clear coat

    For both Red and Blue

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    Have you used the touch up paint pens yet? I want to clean a small scratch from the dock on my ski. If you did use them, did you use the clear as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourflat View Post
    http://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm

    Products are exactly the color of your ski.....

    Frank
    I have some experience with Colorrite in Yamaha Pure white and I can say that the match is fairly close but would not call it "exact". The paint on my FX Cruiser HO is in fantastic shape because it is kept in a garage when not in use and even has a cover on it when trailering. I touched up a dock scratch, trying the touch up pen and the spray paint and found that Colorrite Yamaha Pure white was more ivory than white ("ivory" = a bit more yellow-ish than snow). So I would not necessarily agree that the match is exact but it is probably your only alternative for DYI touch up.

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    Hate to revive an old thread but I have a 2019 Yamaha FX-SVHO that is red in color and recently noticed that after 6 months of use the keel area paint is worn down to the fiberglass in a few areas. I contacted the dealer and was advised that it would cost $800 to repaint the bottom if not covered under warranty. So I'm considering the option of repainting it myself using the Color rite paints, which is not really cheap either ($120). Has anyone had any good results using their system?

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    Color-rite is decent quality paint. Used them (although expensive) on a few motorcycle projects myself, and the paint held-up fine against OEM. Don’t own the bikes anymore.
    That said, Yamaha is not using some “extra-soft” or inferior paint … it’s just typical automotive paint, same as Color-Rite, same as industry. The more obvious question is . . . what rubbed your paint down like that?

    Beaching ?? Hey, no-judgment!! Many beach there crafts, but unless you stop it, you’ll just rub it off again. You can choose to just live with it. Aside from being an eye-sore, your hull will be fine. It’s not polyester, so no risk of soaking-up water into the fibers.

    Yet if you are dead-set on making it look red again (can help with preserving a decent resale value) any name brand automotive paint will do. You could take the ski down to a local paint distributor and they might be able to scan the color on the spot to match – at least get close enough.
    Application will be key however. You’ll want a primer. Then, either a red base coat, followed by a two-part clear (the most durable method), or just use a single-stage gloss red.

    Side option … an alternative coating process. Technically, Gel-Coat is out of the question, as this layer is a part of any hull’s initial construction process. However, there are some threads on here about positive results with aftermarket air-boat coatings which might fare better with sand abrasion.

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    The 2019 Yamaha FX hull material is NanoXcel 2, which differs than classic fiberglass.

    Yamaha has a specific process and materials for repairs to NanoXcel hulls. The repair materials (including the glass fiber fabric) are different from regular fiberglass hull repair, and some additional steps are required to ensure the repair properly binds to the hull material and stays there over time.

    I would not leave this area unrepaired.

    Would you be doing this repair yourself?
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    ... 2019 Yamaha FX-SVHO that is red in color and recently noticed that after 6 months of use the keel area paint is worn down to the fiberglass in a few areas. ...

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