Candy Gold No4

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JOHNJENKS66
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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby JOHNJENKS66 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:08 am

That's funny,the aerosol can that I got from RS,has a label on it that reads,,,COB SUZUKI 10401 CANDY GOLD,,,,

This was a few years ago,but a different code to your more recent one,,,,strange ??
what the fuck was that ????

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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby Russell » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:19 pm

RichardsMorphy wrote:
Russell wrote:
I may have sourced a NOS side panel in Candy Gold no 4. If i get it & all else fails it would be something to match the paint to.


'Trouble with NOS panels is that some have sat on shelves for ages and they can fade, you get the rest matched up and could find it's the wrong colour ......and if you get the rest painted in the right number paint, it won't always match.

I've used RS paint before with no problems.
redliner wrote:"Having looked up RS's web site & spoke to them they don't sell this colour"

hmm.. that's an issue .. I'm sat here looking at a parcel despatched from RS Paints on 29.07.2015 - it contains (amongst other items) a 400ml aerosol can of Candy Gold 15372 which I was assured is the correct match for Suzuki Candy Gold no.4 (288).


I have bought the panel & it's in the post. I will wait & see what it's like & take it to my painter to see if there is a colour on his system that's close or matches.

There is a few inconsistencies with RS. take the colour they list for a 72j GT550 & a 74 GT380L they have the same paint listed. I know for certain that they are 2 different colours the 550 is definitely gold & & the gt380 l is yellow!

The same for the GT750 L & A models RS list Flake Orange no 2 for both years! When a L model is flake orange & a A model is flake orange no2 again 2 different colours.

So I wouldn't believe everything thing they list as correct.

A friend a few years ago ordered paint for his yam xj550 a bike he has owned since new. The paint he got from RS was nothing like what it should have been, instead of a candy cardinal red he got a red muddy clay colour!

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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby 2strokejohnny » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:52 pm

my 76 gt380a was candy gold,wrong colour i suppose ?
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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby Russell » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:55 pm

2strokejohnny wrote:my 76 gt380a was candy gold,wrong colour i suppose ?


Yes I think the gt380 a was called candy gold no 5, a darker candy gold more like a bronze gold

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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby redliner » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:43 pm

have you looked at this - might help (or confuse further!! :lol: ) Candy Gold No.4 (288) is listed for the GT250M, the bike I am working on, hence my order to RS.

http://www.motoannisettanta.com/downloa ... 5B1%5D.pdf
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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby RichardsMorphy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:38 pm

Did it sound like the person you spoke to at RS knew what they were talking about?
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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby Russell » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:48 pm

redliner wrote:have you looked at this - might help (or confuse further!! :lol: ) Candy Gold No.4 (288) is listed for the GT250M, the bike I am working on, hence my order to RS.

http://www.motoannisettanta.com/downloa ... 5B1%5D.pdf


Thanks, I am aware this colour was also used on a Gt250M I have a original parts book covering this model & that colour is listed on the M model

RichardsMorphy wrote:Did it sound like the person you spoke to at RS knew what they were talking about?


Yes I emailed them First & then Phoned a few days later. Here is the email I sent & the reply I received :-

On 18 January 2016 13:13:50 -00:00,wrote:
Customer: Russell
Email Address:***********
Phone: ***********

I am restoring a 1976 Suzuki GT750 A model & would like to repaint it to an original colour. The colour is called Candy Gold No4. I cannot find this colour listed on your web site & was wondering if you had this colour ? Many thanks Russell

the reply I received :-

Hi Russell

Thank you for your message. I'm sorry to say this is a colour we don't have.

However, we can make it for you if you have a part of the bike in the original colour that you can lend to us for a few days.

There's no additional charge for making a colour from scratch & of course we will return anything you send in, together with you paint.

If you can send a part, please mark for my attention

Many Thanks,
Phil

Now I know why so many A models are painted Blue!

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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby RichardsMorphy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:56 pm

Have you read this? (long post halfway down). They're talking about a blue colour but it looks like matching up your NOS panel's probably the way to go ;)

http://vjmc.myfastforum.org/archive/gs7 ... t_661.html
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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby canaletto5 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Good old Heathcliffe!

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Re: Candy Gold No4

Postby yeadon_m » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:34 am

I didn't read beyond the start of the disagreement about UK colours.... :-)
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