GL 1000 1977 colour


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GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by petri.sahi@hotmail » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:13 am



Hello!

I am trying to get information about original colours of GL 1000 1977 bikes, in USA. Manu resourses give information about 3 colours ( candy blue green, candy antares red and black). Despite of that i have found mentioned candy grandeur blue special as a colour for year 1977 ( I know that this colous came in year 1978 as a new colour of GL 1000). I am speaking about bikes, that has been registered in the year 1977.

My GL 1000 is year 1977 and her colour is deep blue. I don't know yet, what the colour name is or what is the colour code. The VIN number is GL1-3000943 and the bike is original USA bike. It has imported to Finland in the year 2001. I don't know, if the colour is original or if the bike has been painted later again.

We have special register for old bikes here in Finland. All parts and colour must be original. That is the reason why I am intrested about the colour. If the colour is not original GL 1000 colour, I am afraid, that i had to paint the bike again?

Petri





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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:10 pm

Your wing has definitely been re sprayed. My first GoldWing in 1982, was a naked red GL1000, I bought a Vetter fairing, and Craven top box and panniers. I had the paint matched to a side cover. I could not find, and believe there is no colour codes on the GL1000. just spray it either candy blue green, candy antares red, or black. All are original colours, no one can question it, because I believe there is no factory colour record. If you want to find out, you could always scrape away, to reveal what colour it was when it left the factory.
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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by Shadowjack » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:09 am

Black was a new color for '77. Always look on the inside of the colored panels to see if they've been repainted as well. Many times they haven't, or not as well. As reported, there are no real "color codes" for these, so getting the actual proper color is an art by your paint mixer. I once sanded an original green CB500 fuel tank and found it was translucent candy blue over a gold basecoat...

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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by tfdeputydawg » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:46 am

1977 GL1000 Standard
Candy Antares Red Special, R6CS
Candy Blue Green Special, PB2CS
Black, NH1

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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by Shadowjack » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:16 am

Yes, those are the codes in the parts books, when you ordered the completely-painted and finished part from Honda. Can you buy the paint by those codes? I think not.

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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by petri.sahi@hotmail » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 am

Thanks for the answers! I haven't yet asked from the paintshop if they can make the paint by using these colour codes.

I have an other qustion. What is the best way to make those thin lines to the "tank" and other parts? I have noticed that
in the ebay they sell ready stickers, but price is well too high, over 150 $? Of course one way is to paint those lines?
Some easier way?

Petri

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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by Big Blue UK » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:50 am

All you need is some twin gold pinstripe it is relatively cheap, you should be able to get a match. I would apply the pinstripe after the first coat of lacquer and then give us many Coats of lacquer as you want.
Ask if anyone on the forum has any paints they have mixed and ask if they would supply a small piece of plastic for you to have the colour matched to if I had some I would send you one
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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by SnoBrdr » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:40 pm

petri.sahi@hotmail wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 am
Thanks for the answers! I haven't yet asked from the paintshop if they can make the paint by using these colour codes.

I have an other qustion. What is the best way to make those thin lines to the "tank" and other parts? I have noticed that
in the ebay they sell ready stickers, but price is well too high, over 150 $? Of course one way is to paint those lines?
Some easier way?

Petri
Making the paint up isn't really the issue with those colors, cept for the black.

The candy colors required a two step process that is about impossible to match.

There is NO marking anywhere on the bike that shows the original paint code.

You could just paint it black, if you really have to repaint.

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Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Post by Big Blue UK » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:18 pm

There is a good chance that the majority of auto paint suppliers, know little more than to put in a code, bit like buying a coffee, the person behind the counter knows little more than to push the right button and hand over your cup of piss. some auto paint folk have 8,000+ colour catalogue, you should find something close enough that no one could contest the difference I would imagine.


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