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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:33 am 
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Hi

I would like to buy some paint in the colour above....want to repaint panels...WHERE can I get some?..does it come in an aerosol that I can do it myself?..probably need primer and some clear coat too.

I searched the internet but wasn't that lucky..I think I ran out of patience actually...please let me know where this can be had....I suppose canned too would suffice..I guess I could bring it to a pro painter...nevertheless, please advise where I can buy some..

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:28 am 
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If you want to paint the side covers to a match maui blue metallic tank, then your best outcome will be to take the tank & side covers to a pro paint shop.
The pro shop will have paint mixed to match the tank.

I bought two NOS yellow side covers for my T350 a few years ago.
Even though neither suffered from any sun fading, I was surprised at how different the two side cover colors looked.
Quality control back in the 70s was not what it is today.
Even if you had the correct modern color code for maui blue metallic paint, it might not match the tank.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:38 am 
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Here you go
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Suzuki-Metalli ... ++797+blue" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Also
http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/colour ... heme=10302

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:40 am 
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GTandcbr wrote:
Here you go
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Suzuki-Metalli ... ++797+blue" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Also
http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/colour ... heme=10302" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



first link doesn't ship to Canada...

second link..wish one could see the actual colour...I know for the year the colour is right...what would one have to do to prepare for painting?...sand? would primer be an item to buy too?..how many coats would be needed?...maybe I should just bring this to a local pro painter.....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:10 pm 
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It all depends what you want. If you are going to enter concours competitions and have rivet counters checking the colour RS paints will sell you everything you need. But if you want a bike that looks good and is near enough just go local. Its certainly cheaper...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Daihatsu Peacock blue is a perfect match.[*]Image[*]

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:53 am 
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very nice paint job...found someone local..it appears they have quite a bit of experience..I took the tank in to have them reproduce..I want the panels painted as tank....he talked like he knew what he was talking about...lets see how it all comes about...i would like the bike rideable and in show room condition....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:57 pm 
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TJCOOL wrote:
first link doesn't ship to Canada....

I see you have a solution, but I don't think RS Bike Paints ships to Canada either - at least that is what a friend tells me who tried to buy from them earlier this summer. I know personally that they don't return email which gets really annoying after the third or fourth try :? I normally just have a good painter do a match - as someone else mentioned, the colour variation for the same colour was pretty wide back in the day 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:01 am 
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The color even varies on original paint on the same bike, as paint is applied to both metal and plastic. Over time, the base material has some effect.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:27 am 
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makes sense..I found a guy locally...never used him before but seems to be knowledgeable....would be hard talking to me...we'll see what happens and what he was able to do with the colouring matching...I don't expect perfection..like the connervt said, it will react differently to different materials....I am anxious to see the results.....


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:44 pm 
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This seems like a good place to jump in with a new member introduction. I am Carl in Fl. I just acquired a 1976 GT750A and have been struggling to find a match for the Coronado Blue the Bike should be. It has twice been painted before me. Once Black and once too light of a Blue. Viewing the photos above I suspect the previous painter possibly matched to the Maui Blue. I have studied the websites and forums looking for someone who has posted an auto color they have figured out is a match. I have seen mention of a Hyundai color U14 Seaside Blue. Meanwhile I bought a beat up and repainted tank off feebay for $50 just to harvest the emblems and top flap and spare petcock. I was pleasantly surprised to find I could wipe off the wrong paint from the bottom of the feebay tank with lacquer thinner revealing the original Blue paint. Adding to my confusion is that I think I read Maui Blue and Coronado Blue were the same. I spent some time at a paint supplier the other day with fist fulls of chip cards in the bright Florida sunshine of his parking lot and I believe I have a match to a GM color. If I use it I'll post the results and the code. I'm not quite ready to paint yet so I didn't have it mixed yet. If someone has some input please jump in.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:57 am 
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wrenchbender wrote:
Adding to my confusion is that I think I read Maui Blue and Coronado Blue were the same.

Welcome aboard ! :up:

Coronado Blue was Suzuki paint code 279 and also called Bright Blue Metallic and I think was only used on the 1973 T500. Maui Blue was paint code 797 and used on the 1975 T500, 1976 GT380 and 1976 and 1977 (EU version) GT750's. I actually thought the 1974 GT250 used 759 which was Cerulean Blue (also called Rally Blue) and I don't show a blue for a 1976 GT250 in North America at least. It doesn't really matter - it's your bike, and the Maui Blue is a nice colour.

If you do come up with a GM match, then I'd like to add that info to the spreadsheet I maintain [url=http://www.oldjapanesebikes.com/Additional/Suzuki%20Colour%20Chart.pdfat this link[/url]. I have been collecting additional data to do an update (I currently don't include GT250 data for example) and plan that for this winter. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:15 am 
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Ian, The Bike I have is a GT750A. I posted here because of "Maui Blue 797" in the title. Your website is a wealth of knowledge. It is one of the first resources I discovered after purchasing my Buffalo. I plan to bring it back to be a presentable and correct rider, A "rider ration" as I call it. It would be my pleasure to contribute anything I can.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:12 am 
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If you do come up with a GM match, then I'd like to add that info to the spreadsheet I maintain [url=http://www.oldjapanesebikes.com/Additional/Suzuki%20Colour%20Chart.pdfat this link[/url]. I have been collecting additional data to do an update (I currently don't include GT250 data for example) and plan that for this winter. 8)[/quote]



I would be very interested as well about the GM colour match for the Maui Blue or the other blue that is similar...

thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:15 am 
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wrenchbender wrote:
This seems like a good place to jump in with a new member introduction. I am Carl in Fl. I just acquired a 1976 GT750A and have been struggling to find a match for the Coronado Blue the Bike should be. It has twice been painted before me. Once Black and once too light of a Blue. Viewing the photos above I suspect the previous painter possibly matched to the Maui Blue. I have studied the websites and forums looking for someone who has posted an auto color they have figured out is a match. I have seen mention of a Hyundai color U14 Seaside Blue. Meanwhile I bought a beat up and repainted tank off feebay for $50 just to harvest the emblems and top flap and spare petcock. I was pleasantly surprised to find I could wipe off the wrong paint from the bottom of the feebay tank with lacquer thinner revealing the original Blue paint. Adding to my confusion is that I think I read Maui Blue and Coronado Blue were the same. I spent some time at a paint supplier the other day with fist fulls of chip cards in the bright Florida sunshine of his parking lot and I believe I have a match to a GM color. If I use it I'll post the results and the code. I'm not quite ready to paint yet so I didn't have it mixed yet. If someone has some input please jump in.



what is that gm colour you have there? I like it and want to inform the painter doing my panels and tank..please..

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