1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color


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1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby ljdriver » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:13 am



Hello all. I have a 1994 Goldwing GL1500SEH and am trying to find the correct color for the rear speaker enclosures as well as the other plastic parts and the seats. My enclosures are sort of a dark red/brown wine color, as is the seat and all the rest of the upper plastic parts such as the the gas door and dashboard. I don't know it I can match this color and use touchup paint or the scratched parts have to be replaced. My color code under the gas door says GL1500SEH, Color R-176C and Code R-176K. I know the R-176C is Candy Spectra Red but have been unable to find what R-176K stands for.

Anyone had any luck painting these parts? Anyone know what the paint code would be for the touchup paint?



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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:55 pm

ljdriver wrote:Hello all. I have a 1994 Goldwing GL1500SEH and am trying to find the correct color for the rear speaker enclosures as well as the other plastic parts and the seats. My enclosures are sort of a dark red/brown wine color, as is the seat and all the rest of the upper plastic parts such as the the gas door and dashboard. I don't know it I can match this color and use touchup paint or the scratched parts have to be replaced. My color code under the gas door says GL1500SEH, Color R-176C and Code R-176K. I know the R-176C is Candy Spectra Red but have been unable to find what R-176K stands for.

Anyone had any luck painting these parts? Anyone know what the paint code would be for the touchup paint?


The problem with touch-up paint is that on a bike that is 20 years old, the paint will have faded - particularly paint with red dyes in it. Touch-up paint that matches the original spec is not going to match what is now on your bike. Best bet is to get an auto body shop to match the color that is now on your bike, and mix up a small batch.

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby ljdriver » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:44 pm

Yes, I realize that fading could be a problem. However, I removed the speaker housing and the parts that were covered and not in the sun are the same color as the exposed sections. Very little, if any, fading. I'm still trying to come up with the proper color for the speaker enclosure. It's a dark reddish brown or possible a dark burgundy. Anyone know where to find the paint code for theses parts and who would sell it? It's a 1994 GL 1500 SEH. The paint code is 176C.

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:32 am

ljdriver wrote:Yes, I realize that fading could be a problem. However, I removed the speaker housing and the parts that were covered and not in the sun are the same color as the exposed sections. Very little, if any, fading. I'm still trying to come up with the proper color for the speaker enclosure. It's a dark reddish brown or possible a dark burgundy. Anyone know where to find the paint code for theses parts and who would sell it? It's a 1994 GL 1500 SEH. The paint code is 176C.


Are you sure that it is in fact painted, and not molded from ABS that was that color to begin with? If you make a small slice into the plastic on the inside where you can't see it, is it black on the inside, or is the plastic the same color inside as on the exterior?

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby ljdriver » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:38 am

Yes, it's painted. I can see the spray on the bottom and it's grey color where it's scratched. Definitely been spray painted by some very dark burgundy mystery color.

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:27 am

ljdriver wrote:Yes, it's painted. I can see the spray on the bottom and it's grey color where it's scratched. Definitely been spray painted by some very dark burgundy mystery color.


I spent some time researching this, and from what I can deduce, there were two colors of pockets/ignition bridge for SE's of your year with that color paint. One is a greyish color they call Cosmopolitan Grey. The other is your reddish/brown color, which they did not have a name for. Neither of them was given a paint code, as I assume Honda just expected you to replace damaged plastic pieces rather than repaint them.

So I suppose you could either replace them....or attempt to get them color matched somewhere.

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby ljdriver » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Thanks for the research and reply! I guess I'll try to have the color matched at a paint supply house or body shop. I sure hate to spend the money for new pieces if I can match the color. Actually, I had some spray cans of a brown and sprayed some on a rag and dabbed it on the part and it is a very close match. I'm going to try to do better with a paint that can be matched to the original color.

Again, thanks for your help, it's appreciated!

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Re: 1994 GL1500SEH Rear Speaker Enclosure Color

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:11 pm

I can tell you MOST body shop supply houses have a camera that reads the color and gives you a match.
It turns out my Shinny Pearl Blue '96 Wing is a match to 2010 Nissan B-17 blue.


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