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OK - I've tried this before but I'm still really quite confused.
I have a 1980 GL1100 and the top box and panniers need re-painting. The code lists seem to point to Candy Muse Der R104CU BUT I think I just saw that colour on another (similar) Wing and it is really quite 'red' and not the least like my more brown colour which sparkles in the lower layers of the paint....
Has anyone any clues as to exactly what paint is on my bike. It isn't RED and looks more brown/sparkle with a hint of red. I gave a keen supplier of aerosols who knows about the codes and can re-create them but I'm really not sure which co=de to give her!

Help will be much appreciated.
PS Just made my front forks shine like mirrors having fitted prog. springs front and back. Looking forward to UK Spring so I can get back out on the road when the Wing is back together again.
Tra-la-la,
Rob
 

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If your bike has not been repainted at some point then the color is Candy Muse Red *R104CU. The best I can find is the only colors used in 1980 were red, black and blue.
 

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Hello again - It will be about £100 to take the plunge to buy the paint and I really do want to get it correct. Is the Wineberry colour more brown than red and does it have a sort of metallic sparkle in bright sunlight. Candy Muse Red (if that's what I saw on a Wing recently in David Silver Spares) does not seem to have the same underneath sort of sparkle. I know the code is R114CU for the Wineberry but is this the one I should go for?
Someone must've had this dilemma before...
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Rob
 

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paint colors

the candy muse red is defintely the right color by the paint code,but considering the mc's age their is no way to know if paint is still original,if you could post some larger pics of the mc maybe we could help,or post a link where we can get a better look
 

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you know you could probably buy a whole pretty kit for what those crooks at the body shop charge
 

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Hi - great ideas about adding a couple of pics! Here's the bike. I've found out that it is a GL1100DB 1981 according to the Frame and Engine numbers!...at last!
Paint colour says Candy Muse Red R104CU but is that what the bike looks like?
All in pieces at the moment but this is what it looked like a while ago.

 

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That looks like the right color for that code to me. I had a 1981 GL1100I and that is what it looked like.
 

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GL1100​
1980 GL1100 Standard​
Candy Muse Red, R104CU
Black, NH1​
1980 GL1100 Interstate​
Candy Grandeur Blue Special, PB102CS
Candy Muse Red-U, R104CU
Black, NH1​
1981
 

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If I read this right you are going to respray the panniers and topbox?

Look first at threads in this forum on repaintiing accessories on these bikes. On the whole I understand that a diy job is not the best finish.

I have had mine totally resprayed and the cost was about 350 pounds. That was for front and rear guards tank sections and side covers.

Most mess ups with spraying with candy coats are incorrect stripping and the wrong undercoats being used. Fiberglass has very unusual properties when paint stripping is used and this cheminal reaction affects the undercoat and the candy coat as it goes on. The usual affect is bubbling of paint.

On the whole the candy coat this bike had is a system called two pac. This is very toxic and I tried very hard to find a paint shop that would do this.

Mine is a canadian import by a Honda dealer as are most of this year as this model was very scarce in the UK. The luggage and fairings were aftermarket and the dealer put the bike together as you see it. Mine has an original reciept which showed pretty much every accessory as an extra.

In essence be very careful.
 

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Thanks eveyone - I'm gonna go for Candy Muse Red (aformentioned R104CU) and live with it. I'll log in again when it's done (if it looks any good!) and put up some pics of the job as well as ultra shiny aluminium bits and re-chromed accents, carb covers and much more. All very exciting but quite expensive. Can't take it with you so might as well spend on worthwhile stuff!
Tra-la-la,
Rob
 
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