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renaultman
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 4:48:45 PM

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I am in the middle of a few custom jobs and need to know a few things. How many diferent CAT Yellow's are there and in what years where they used. If anyone knows the paint coads that will be great. I will be swinging by the dealer when I'm ready to get a can of touch up paint and would like to get the write one. Thanks.

Muckshifter
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 5:34:09 PM

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there is a few colours but a fine eye will see a difference in products, if you go to your local dealer you will find its probably not the shade you require, unless you order the cat paint using a part number and at that it will cost you and you will end up will more than you require, best bet, take your model to a recommended auto commercial paint supplier and get matched and some mixed.
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 5:59:38 PM
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Geraint,

I use finning yellow, PNC TC1094 SP211 aerosol at 5.99 ea direct from Finning Cannock. This colour is current Finning, but will not necessarily match up with Norcot. "Pacman" yellow for example is a different shade.

Spray very thinnly, 3 coats, and put nozzle into turps and swirl about for a few mins before taking out and drying off. Stops nozzle blocking before can runs out.

Note this paint takes a long time to dry out.

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diecast_dirtboy
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 6:08:53 PM

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"High-way yellow" is another name for CAT yellow. A book I have said that. What year of color are you looking for?

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Eric Pioszak
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:43:35 AM

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diecast_dirtboy wrote:
"High-way yellow" is another name for CAT yellow. A book I have said that. What year of color are you looking for?


"Hi-way yellow" is the common name for the old cat bright yellow.



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JustinE
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:42:39 AM

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I'm sure Cat can get you any one of their old yellow's. Including their newest yellow, I think there were 3 shades of yellow paint used if I remeber correctly.

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kcmtoys
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:26:10 PM

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Renaultman: There are two Cat colors. New color (spray can part #4C-4200) and Hiway Yellow (spray can part # 206-6417). There is an interior, Mojave brown (spray can part # 4c-4202). There is also a primer out in spray cans, but I am out and do not have a part number for it. A lot of Cat dealers do not have the Hiway Yellow in spray cans, only gallon size cans. I researched this a couple of years ago, and the company that makes the paint for Cat is here in Rockford, IL. and had a good
supply left. When Cat was required to remove the lead content from the Hiway yellow paint the new "mustard" color was the result and they never changed it. (I learned this fact from the guys at the Peoria paint shop). If the Cat primer is used, and then the new color paint, (or just the paint with out primer) the color will match the Norscot models. A white primer can be used to lighten the finish color, or a red, or gray primer can be used to darken the finish. It is hard to macth the old color on Conrad and NZG models due to fading and sometimes lack of or dry paint at the factories. I have mixed a lot of shades, but found the best thing to do is strip the entire model and repaint. I hope this information will help. Ken


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renaultman
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 1:37:30 PM

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Yes the information here is very helpful. These are the customs Iv'e been working on. I will post pictures when they are finished
CAT D250E needs primer and painting
CAT D250E not started
CAT 725 not started
CAT 777 not started
CAT 777B not started
CAT 777C not started
CAT 773C 50% finished.
The Two D250E, the 725 and the 773 will hopefully be finished by the new year. I don't really want to strip the ADT's so I will see what happens when I get some paint from the depot. Thanks for the info.

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