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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 10:45 AM
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Your ski looks great! Looks like its time for some engine upgrades now! ;-)
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hi im in the process or repainting my jetski and like your colour do you have a shade referance or any info on the colour or what paint was used Cheers Nigel
I don't have a color reference. Its not true Kawasaki Green (I didnt want to pay the $200 per quart) but its a custom mix to color match the Kawasaki Green, I forget the brand.

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Well Done

Beautifully finished. I would love to take out my motor and beef it up. Is it a rediculous amount of work to pull the motor? Anyway, super awesome old school JET SKI.
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no, its not really that hard to pull the motor. Theres some stuf you've got to get out of the way (gas tank, ignition box, exhaust hose, throttle cable, etc), but once that's taken care of, its just those 4 big bolts at the motor mounts and it should come right out.

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Looks great! Have you ever thought of upgrading to a finger throttle? I'm liking the Kawi green!
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Have you ever thought of upgrading to a finger throttle?
Actually it came with a finger throttle when I bought it many years ago. I prefer thumb throttles, so I might say I "upgraded" to a thumb throttle soon thereafter.

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nice color scheme, looks the same or similiar to earl production kawas Color from 73 to 75, NICE! Retro and NICE, CLEAN

What is your paint color code????
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Thanks. I was going for a clean retro look that looks like it could've been a factory color scheme.

I paid someone to do the paint and he got a custom color match automotive paint base coat / clear coat (PPG I think). But that's all I can remember.

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How much was the paint job? Looks great!
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You gonna put a lanyard on it or keep the omg please circle back mode?
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