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painting koni shocks

What paint make/color best matches that of my koni shocks on my 70t.

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Koni seems to have used a few different shades of orange over time. The new inserts and rear shocks were significantly more red than the front struts. I took part of my front struts to the auto store to find a matching color. They had something on the shelf that was pretty darn close.
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Chevrolet Orange engine enamel from Duplicolor or Plasti-cote is what I used when refinishing my front struts and rear shocks. It was a very close match to brand new KONI paint out of the box. Several people couldn't tell that they were refinished!

Older KONIs from the '60s were a more subdued orange than newer shocks in the '70s. The brighter Chevrolet Orange seems to have appeared around 1969 or 1970.
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i went to rural king farm store and found that there was a tractor(implement paint) was a very close match. i can look at the manufact. and the tractor color if your interested.....
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I am getting ready to powder coat my Koni struts and had the same question. The new inserts I ordered are significantly more red than the orange-red color on the struts (from 1977).

I asked Paragon if they had a paint code from Koni and the response was:

Sherwin-Williams #140-0548 - red high visibility safety

Also take a look here:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/archive/index.php/t-34526.html

So another option is Orange - t-31 plasti-kote

I won't have too many options with powder coat colors, though.

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Cool Koni Color

Hello,

A while back I e-mailed Koni Racing tech and received this reply:

From: info [mailto:info@truechoicekoniracingservices.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 4:12 PM
To: Fournier, Ronald F MVR
Subject: RE: Koni Strut Painting

We can paint your strut housings for you but the paint is simply Plasticote #200 Chevrolet Engine Orange Enamel if you wish to do them yourself.

Thank You, Phil

Hope this helps. I never got around to checking the color match since I haven't made it to my strut rehab yet.

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By the way, I did end up powder coating my Koni strut housings (thanks Jamie). The color I used is RAL 2002 from Tiger Drylac:

http://www.tigerdrylac.com/index.php?id=378&L=1&C=1

See this thread for details:
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Why were mine red (or is that orange)?

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