Meter Panel Replacement


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JPochron
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Motorcycle: 1995 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Aspencade

Meter Panel Replacement

Post by JPochron » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:50 am



Has anyone replaced the Meter Panel and needed to paint it because it's the wrong color. Mine broke while removing it to put in new speakers and I purchased 1 off eBay but it was Brown and not Dark Gray. I purchased some Gray auto interior paint at Wal-Mart but it's much lighter than the original meter panel and would look different than the other pieces on the bike. I thought about painting them all the same color but it would be a great deal easier to find a color that more closely matches the original. If anyone has painted the plastic on your GL1500 what did you use and where did you get it?

Thanks

Joe



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bluthundr31
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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:45 am

The grey color on the '95 Aspencade centershelter/dash/pockets is called Cosmopolitan Grey. The correct paint color code is listed as NH159L. You can sometimes get a "conversion chart" to translate that code to a "Color-rite" paint that will closely match.

It'll be almost impossible to get a "perfect match" due to sun-fade over the past 25 years, and cleaning supplies damage the color while washing these beasts, along with all the chemicals in polishes/and other stuff we use to "shine" em up.

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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by tnt9339 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:02 pm

You can still buy them new from Partzilla in the right color for about $84.00.

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bluthundr31
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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:50 pm

Amazon has an NH159L Cosmopolitan Gray paint from the UK.

The link isn't working right though,
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honda-NH159L-C ... 159L+Paint

I can type the Amazon.co.UK and go to the amazon site, , ,then I type Honda NH159L paint, , and it shows up and you can buy it, , , but I'll be darn'd if I can copy the URL correctly. dunno why is isn't working tho.
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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by terryt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 pm

bluthundr31 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Amazon has an NH159L Cosmopolitan Gray paint from Europe. Its a 500ml bottle.

Here is the link; (Having trouble getting the link to work, , , maybe because of the .co.uk/)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honda-NH159L-C ... B00MMD2FWE
The link dont work in the uk ether

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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:28 pm

UPDATE: I see now where the Amazon.co.UK site says "no sellers are currently delivering this item to the United States". There might be some kind of "Customs" restriction or something.

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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by JPochron » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Unfortunately it's no longer sold on Amazon and a search on Google yielded no results. I'll keep looking though

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Re: Meter Panel Replacement

Post by aholloway17 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Try the following link to the Motor Company on Amazon. I have ordered repeatedly (3 times) the Atlantic Blue for my 94. It is a spray can that comes with a can of clear. You will have to put on a few layers until you are close then let it cure so as to compensate for the fading adding more as necessary. I've done my Rear Spoiler, lower fairing (driving light) and lower cover over the front of the muffler, no one's been able to tell.

https://www.amazon.com/sp?_encoding=UTF ... ingdocs-20

Good Luck


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