Antique & Vintage ski-doo Paint (Peinture) and Paint Codes Help Page
For information only! Check with your local ski-doo dealer to be sure.
(Not responsible for the outcome (too many
variables) or health hazards associated with restoration work)
(When doing this work always use common sense and the proper safety and personal
(Follow the manufacture's instructions, MSDS, and Federal, Providence, State,
and Local Laws)
Here's what's been sent to me so far as
of 12 Jan 12--Maybe
the below can help you? What are you "dooing?"
f you know, please help
others and click here; I'll post the information on this page.
Thanks to the folks below on behalf of all of us (including me) who
have been searching for this info!
Keep scrolling down (long way to the
1. These are from Mike, who got them directly from
Bombardier (Thanks Mike!):
|RM Paint Cie--ski-doo
||BASF Cie --ski-doo Red
|TE 01 = 100
||TE 01 = 100
||Code # 79668
|TE 72 = 562
||TE 71 = 769
|TE 74 = 965
||TE 74 = 956
|TE 51 = 1000
||TE 94 = 998
||TE 42 = 1000
Michigan adds these "too" from R'egent Couture
|ski-doo Yellow 1959
|ski-doo Yellow 1977-1979
RM (see #8 below)
|1974 Nordic Frame RM
|101 = 100
||TE-01 = 100
||TE-01 = 100
|701 = 500
||TE-72 = 723
||TE-85 = 550
|702 = 860
||TE-94 = 970
||TE-14 = 635
|704 = 1820
||TE-79 = 1000
||TE-25 = 687
|709 = 904
||TE-66 = 717
|100 = 1000
||TE-33 = 733
||TE-10 = 1000
1a. From Frank (this is outstanding) 5 Jan 03: I'm sending you
this E-mail cause I just repainted (complete restoration ) my 1964 ski-doo two
weeks before Christmas 2002. I did a lot of research to get the right
color and wanted it as perfect as possible. I have contacted the museum in
Valcourt and they gave me the same color recipe as the one
above. But, when I went to my Carquest store to get my RM paint
by Limco the guy told me that those paint code were the old code and that they
did not exist anymore. So I called a representative at the RM Limco company in
Toronto and this guy gave me the new code for that same color that you have on
your page. Here's the new code:
Bombardier Yellow 1964 to 1970 Urethane, 1 Gallon:
LB105 Flow control 204.5 grams
LB701 Bright yellow 2,472.2 grams
LB704 Ferrite yellow 3,007.7 grams
LB900 Bright white 3,128.2 grams
LB402 Ebony 3,132.0 grams
LMC3 Urethane mixing 4,333.1 grams
I have painted my '64 and my '70 Olympic cab with this urethane paint
putting on a good primer on the metallic surfaces that I had sandblasted and
four coats of that RM Limco top coat and I had nothing but congratulations since
I did it. It is not a 100% exact but I would say it is 99% as close as the
original color of my 1964 Ski-Doo, considering that the color on my old frame
was 40 years old. Finally I use the same code for the red paint # 79668.
2. From Joe (this guy knows his
stuff): OK, if your "dooing" a '65 here's what you use (the original
paint was R&M) Martin-Senior available from NAPA. The code for the
paint is 99-59033 that's the yellow for 65-70. As for the bright red on
the tips of the skis I came the up with 99-39068. Hope this helps that's
the best match I can find and let me tell you I have done a lot of playing
around. Good luck! Joe.
3. From Buck and Connie (I've seen their
restored machines and all blew me away!): The paint we use is Delstar
Brand: Paint number DAR 81259, Hardner number DXR 80.
4. From the ski-doo IPB, January 1970,
Catalog # 480 1011, section 6.
Bombardier Yellow Enamel Paint, SICO
Luxsico, Part number 510-500
Bombardier Black Flat Paint (Dull Finish)
SICO Luxsico, Part number 510-190
5. Here's another input: Ditzler #: Yellow--81259 Black--9000
6. And another: DUPONT Bombardier Yellow #: M2666D
7. Larry and Richard, from Michigan, send in this information from
70's catalog number 480 4300 00:
||ski-doo Part #
Peinture En Pinte/Paint in Quart
|All models up to 1970
||413 4001 00
|Cabin Silver Grey 1973 models
||413 4016 00
|Frame Silver Grey T'NT 1973
See #15 below also.
||413 4019 00
Peinture En Aerosol 13 on./Paint Spray 13oz
|All models up to 1970
||413 4005 00
|All models from 1970
||413 4008 00
|Black all snowmobiles
||413 4010 00
||413 4015 00
|Cabin Silver Grey 1973 models
||413 4017 00
|Frame Silver Grey T'NT 1973
||413 4018 00
|Frame Brown Nordic 1973-1974
||413 4020 00
|Cabin Brown Nordic 1973-1974
||413 4021 00
|Console Brown Nordic 1973-1974
||413 4025 00
|Cabin Black High Gloss T'NT 73-74-75
||413 0026 00
|Orange T'NT FA from 1974
||413 0028 00
|Orange Alpine from 1975
||413 0031 00
|Yellow T'NT FA 1977 & Elite 1978
||413 4036 00
8. Richard gave me this info for 1977 ski-doo yellow: PPG
use code DCC 88208
Mid to late-'60s PPG use acrylic enamel,
yellow (DAR 81259)
9. Al has painted several 73 and 74 TNT F/As using the below
information he sent in (check out the results on the bottom of the page):
I found these codes by taking a hood in and comparing the colors to those
in the dealer's book of paint chits. White was the hardest to match---a
lot of different shades of white on car market today.
Enamel is slow to dry unless you use a catalyst/hardener (more on that below).
Color codes for Du Pont Centari to match a 73/74 FA TNT:
White--LS 012A Spectramaster Light Neutral
Orange--YS 073A Spectramaster Yellow
Yellow--YS 913A Spectramaster Yellow
Black--99A Pitch Black
If you decide to go use this black you will also have to get a pint or so of
DuPont flattening agent. Black is black---no color variation.
But the level of gloss does need to be addressed. Get a data sheet from
the store that tells you the maximum mixing ratio for the flattening agent.
I can't find mine at the moment, but believe it was something like a maximum of
30% flattening agent to the total Reduced mix that you're going to spray (i.e. 8
parts color to 4 parts reducer to (12 x .30= 3.6 parts-maximum flattener).
Flat blacks can be a little tricky to spray. Final flatness is as much a
function of how flat (smooth) the underlying primer is as well as the mix in of
the top coat. I wound up wet-sanding my primer (two part epoxy PPG DP 40
with DP 401 as a catalyst) and used the maximum amount of flattening agent.
Wound up with a with a factory looking semi gloss on my 73 hood. On
the 74, I didn't sand the primer and used the same mix in the black top coat.
Final product was flatter than the 73. My suggestion is to shoot a test
panel on an old hood before you go final.
Other things to be aware of. If your DuPont jobber only has lead
free paint, you might not have any option but to use a hardener for the top
coats. DuPont recommends two products, 792S and 793s.
Either will work for shooting a hood. This stuff causes your paint to
harden quicker and with a higher gloss---helpful when doing a multi-colored
hood. The down side is that it contains some nasty chemicals (iso-cyanides).
DuPont recommends positive pressure breathing mask; Use latex
gloves when handing
the 792/3 and don't get any of the undiluted stuff on your skin.
Don't leave the can of 792 open any longer than you have to, and when
measuring mix it with the paint as soon as possible. This will minimize
This isn't inexpensive. The paint will run between $30 (leaded) and
$45 a quart; the 792/792 is another $25 to $30. Somewhat cheaper than most
base/clear coat systems however. A catalyzed Centrari enamel is
essentially a urethane paint. So don't feel too bad about the prices.
Click on picture
11. Sent in from John in Canada--I've seen his machines
and they are top-notch!
I have found that for the semi-gloss black for tunnels and etc. for the ski-doo
is to use John Deere medium gloss black. You can get it in spray bombs,
quarts, or gallons from your friendly John Deere dealer. If you are going
to spray it yourself I suggest getting the John Deere thinner. It dries
pretty quick and has a great finish on it. It gives a really great
finish when used with a good automotive primer ( when you spray it you will
think it's gloss but give it about an hour or so to dry). However, it says
right on the can that a primer is not required. I have used it both ways
no primer for suspension parts etc. Does a very nice job and it's real
cheap too about $15.00 CDN for a quart. About $8.00 for a spray
bomb. There is no need for to use an additive to knock off the shine in
regular black. Try it you will be very surprised at the results.
12. From Colin in Canada--I found a spray paint with a
good color match for ski-doo yellow. I used a NOS polycarb gas door from a
'72 for as perfect a match that I couldn't tell the difference side by
side! Being in Canada, I took a trip to my local "Canadian Tire"
store and picked up some Armor Coat "sunshine yellow", cost a whopping
$3.29 (CDN) a can. For those of us who want a nice looking sled and have
economy in mind, it can't be beat! Check out this:
13. From Frank (see 1a above): Frank reports he
has found another very nice ski-doo color yellow type color that people would
like to know of. The brand is Dupont #D7969A3, the product is
Urethane acrylic enamel. His friend painted is 1972 MK-1 ski-boose with it
and it came out very nice. Frank--THANK YOU!
Sebastian in Canada. Here's what he uses for the deep ski-doo yellow for
sleds from 1966 to 1970 that he paints:
BASF and RM Number 89849F or PPG Number
DBU 88272 or you can go to the ski-doo dealer and order 413 413 000 paint--you
still can buy it he told me!
Also, for a lighter yellow for other '70s ski-doos he uses
Sunflower Yellow (RM Paint Code)
(Note: Total mixed quantity does not equal 1 liter.)
BC 50 = 100
BC 670 = 669
BC 190 = 9912
BC 100 = 1000
15. 31 Mar 04--
Silver Grey for 1973 Silver Bullet T'NT Frame
Here's what Chris at Chris@ZooMN.com
Paint Number: DAR 2593
Original maker: Ford '73 to '84 Truck
16. 10 Aug 04
Here are some sent in by Dave:
Got a couple of paint codes for a 76 Skidoo RV: A body
shop color matched for me to the original paint under the decal, it was the
paint chip 6177B COLOUR MAX SOLID, this translates into RM WH224259, which I'm
told is only available in Base/Clear.
I also got the code RM 79648 form the Bombardier Museum which
they use for '76 and '77 Skidoo's, this one is available in the RM Limco 2
single stage paint.
I've not yet used either one.
17. 14 Sep 04
(see # 9 above too) sends in some more great info:
A great match for the '76 RV. Brand is
DuPont Centari, code is YS284A. This color is a tad more orange than
the code I previous sent (and use to paint the side panel triangles on my 73/74
F/As--YS913). The YS913 has less red in the mix and thus appears not
as orange. The 913 is a better match for the '71-'74 Oly polycarb.
18. 12 Jan 12. Ken sent these incredible PDF files
in. All rights to Bombardier and BRP and etc. Thank you Ken.