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Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

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  • Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

    Can anyone tell me if a 1988 Cobra outdrive uses moeller 025478 (OMC Charcoal non-metalic) or 025479 (OMC Charcoal Metallic) paint?

    Does R-M or BASF have a paint code for the Cobra?
    1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0


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    Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

    Don't know, but unless you plan on entering it in a show, go with what you like! Rattlecan Rustoleum works good too.

    Oh yeah - welcome aboard!

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    • #3
      Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

      I've been touching my 92 Cobra up with Duplicolor dark grey metallic wheel paint from Advance Auto. It's not perfect but it's a 95% match and looks great.

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      • #4
        Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

        Originally posted by whitney View Post
        I've been touching my 92 Cobra up with Duplicolor dark grey metallic wheel paint from Advance Auto. It's not perfect but it's a 95% match and looks great.
        I bet the fish like it too when its in the water.

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        • #5
          Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

          Originally posted by sethjon View Post
          I bet the fish like it too when its in the water.
          Hey I spend more time staring at the back of the boat parked in my workshop than I actually do using it, so I gotta make it look nice Next step is to compound and polish the hull so it sparkles

          I will admit it's an obsession. I go out to my garage every night and make things look nicer whether it matters or not.

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          • #6
            Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

            I bought the non metallic, but I think the Metallic is the proper match. I want this drive to look like new and as close to original as I can get it.

            Does anyone know what the Cobra non-metallic paint is actually for?
            1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0

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            • #7
              Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

              I used metallic.... I rattle can overhauled it.. Looks damn good too.. Lots of coats and lots of clear.. You could spit on it and it would roll off..
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              • #8
                Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                Still struggling to get the right paint. I have bought both Moeller paints, (25479 Cobra Metallic 1984 -1994) and 25478 OMC Cobra Charcoal non Metallic 1986-2004.

                I wonder if the metallic is for the out drive and the non-metallic for the engine?
                The color on the cap show the metallic as being a bit darker.

                I really hate to use an aerosol for this application in the first place, but does anyone know for sure what paint for the outdrive?
                1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0

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                • #9
                  Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                  I took my waterpump cover in to the local auto body and paint supplier, they used some sort of lazer that computer generates the mix to clone the exact color, they put the numbers in and the machine automatically dispenses the correct amounts of color, it's amazing they can do that, you have to go to a paint and body supplies retailer, it's called a paint chip match, I sprayed it one of those little co2 guns, catalyst hardened enamel dry and rock hard in about an hour.
                  Downside was I had to buy 1 quart minimum to do the mix, I have a bunch left.
                  '90 Chaparral 2000SL
                  5.8 Cobra
                  '67 MFG Westfield Regal
                  80hp V-4
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                  • #10
                    Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                    Originally posted by a70eliminator View Post
                    Downside was I had to buy 1 quart minimum to do the mix, I have a bunch left.
                    High quality paint gets expensive fast - especially catalyzed stuff.

                    To the original poster - if the match is not exact, why not paint the entire outdrive? Then you don't have to worry about anything matching. I guess I miss the point.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                      I am just trying to make it look as close to original as I can. I am painting the entire outdrive as it needs it.

                      Thanks to another poster, I am leaving on the original primer, as it seems to be of very high quality.
                      1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0

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                      • #12
                        Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                        Did you figure it out yet? I am interested in doing the same in the spring.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                          Originally posted by Matt t View Post
                          Did you figure it out yet? I am interested in doing the same in the spring.
                          Not really, I bought both the metallic and the non-metallic. I just used the metallic for the first time tonight, and it is quite pronounced. I am going to return the other non-metallic stuff.

                          I wish I know what they both were for? Funny the metallic states from 1985 to 1994, and the non metallic from 1986 to 1994
                          1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0

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                          • #14
                            Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                            I bought the Moeller metallic for an '88 Bayliner w/Cobra 5.0 and it matched very well. It's not very durable though, if you leave the outdrive down when you drive up the ramp....the concrete will grind the paint(and skeg) off.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Paint code for OMC Cobra Outdrive

                              Originally posted by wilkboater View Post
                              It's not very durable though, if you leave the outdrive down when you drive up the ramp....the concrete will grind the paint(and skeg) off.
                              I think that would happen no matter what paint was used...
                              1989 Four Winns 170 Cobra 3.0

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