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Old 01-13-2020, 01:53 PM
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Default Carter 2336 paint color?

New member here...and hoping someone has info on paint colors for a Carter 2336-ZXH. least I think that's what I have?

Paint looks to be mainly blue with a purple undertone.... But I've been unable to match it after searching several paint sections at the local hardware and auto body stores.. Thoughts?

So far, I've:
- Changed the oil,
- Tweaked the carburetor so it idles and runs right,
- Replaced the brake band (still need to replace the drum...and just got those parts in)
-Fixed the sliders on the seat,
- Added a three switch plate with covers (for the LED lights) under the main kill switch on the steering wheel mount,
- Aligned the torque converter belt pulleys so the belt runs true
- Bent the top half of the left front wheel steering knuckle back to where it was originally to fix the "pull" in the steering
- and I'm sure I missed some other piddly stuff..

...and here's the latest after this weekend working on changing out the halogen lights for some LED ones, and added some brackets on the front bar down near the tires for some front LED lights there as well..

Next is:
- Replacing the yellow foam "noodles" with new ones.
- Mounting LED lights on the front brackets
- Selecting a rear red running light and installing that
- Whipping up an AC to DC converter circuit with some filtering to get rid of the pulsing of the LED lights
- wiring up all the lights through a terminal block

Then driving the heck out of this thing with my daughter, if the neighborhood kids and their Dad's will ever let us have a turn...
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:45 PM
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an exact match will be difficult to find waiting for you on some shelf;
chances are Carter mixed their own colours

what you can do however is have a small quantity mixed for you,
that's not prohibitively expensive anymore..
there are even online sources that sell spray cans with custom mixed colours.
(albeit it's hard with a non professional camera to get a sample across)

Usually a "smart repair" shop near you can mix you a tiny batch for say a touch up pen,
a paint shop and even some hardwarestores should be able to mix you cans of paint
in various quantities.

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Old 01-13-2020, 10:49 PM
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Thanks sid!

The guy at the local auto body supply place said he could mix me a custom color in a spray can as well... But the problem was getting the color match. To do that, I needed to have a piece of the painted frame for him to reference, and as you probably know.. there's nothing painted that you can unbolt! Plus the cost of the custom mixed paint runs anywhere from $35 to $70+ depending on color...

Bootom Line: I'm going to keep looking.. there's got to be something close in a spray can at one of the paint stores in the area.

That said, if anyone has a line on the paint colors..send it over!
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check myperfectcolor.com (5.50 a can of custom colour IIRC)

Anywhoo.. if you want to go local,
check if you can find an RAL color chart you can borrow for a few hours.

roll the kart into the sunlight (of get a daylight lamp)
and start comparing.
once you know a RAL number that is a close enough match you can buy it anywhere

Next best thing:
get a true daylight lamp of some kind and a sheet of
known brand plain white non glossy copy paper.
with the floor pan well lit (with said daylight lamp)
on a nice sunny day.. just skip the lamp and go outside

get the paper and the paint into the same shot
and take as good of a picture as possible.
(ideally make several consecutive ones)
store the picture(s) directly from your camera (keep all exif data included!)
and get a fresh sheet of the same paper
With the known brand copy paper and the exif data a good online service should be able to replicate the ehitebalance as close as possible.
(and thus mix a decent colour)

You can also print out the best photo and (together with a sample sheet of paper)
go hunting for spray cans locally.
(most people can adjust the whitebalance if they have the "original white" at their disposal very accurately)
If you had troubles with the famous blue/black dress or the pink puma shoe images on the internet however, this is likely not for you

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