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Old 01-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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BMW paint colors

I have been trying to find out what color my bike actually is so I can repaint it while it's cold outside. I came across this website:

http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/schemepages/schemer75-5.htm

But...it only says that my 1973 R75/5 could be one of two greens, Nurburg Green (Metallic) or Green (Metallic). So, how would I really know and once I find out can I order paint here in the states or do I have to get it from overseas?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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I would check with Holt BMW in Athens, OH.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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It's glasurit paint and is widely available in the US. It's tough to find anyone that will mix and sell you small quanitities though. Try getting a quote from a paint shop that can buy glasurit products. Hint, ask your local BMW dealer who they farm they paint work out to.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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OK, good ideas guys! Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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These guys ship to the states but the cost of postage may kill it for you http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/col...&prodyear=1973
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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Hey Rob, the RS motorbike guys got back with me after I was asking a few questions about the paint and now I wonder if they are using the right process? I thought, or thought I was told, that the original process is a single stage from the factory but these guys are using a standard, up to date, two stage process with base coat, clear coat. Any thoughts on the original process that was used when the bikes were originally manufactured? Sure do love the late model look and shine but to me it doesn't seem to fit right on a 40 year old bike. I would like the pin striping to be on top of the color as well and not on top of some clear coat...
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #7
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With a /5 USA I don't recall if you'd use a "Green" or a "Nurenburg Green" to be correct. Any decent paibnt shop can mix up that color from the Glasurit codes number or easily match from a clear and clean sample of the paint. It doesn't have to be (nor can it be, as it's a metallic paint color) an absolutely perfect match but you can get very, very close. No need to send off overseas or make a big production-- that will end up costing you a lot of $$$ for nothing gained.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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OK Bill, that makes sense, but was the old stuff single stage enamel or lacquer as opposed to our current day urethanes or what not?
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OK, guys, I have spoken with enough folks to kinda think I know what to do now so I will share. Evidently they stopped using single stage paints way before my bike was built in 1973 so it is one of two options for my green. The original Glasurit paint would have been paint code #074 Metallic green, base/clear or a #077 Nurburg Green metallic which is a three stage process. Either way there would have been white pin striping on top of the final coat of paint. So now all I have to so is figure out what color the bike actually is! Easy huh?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #10
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OK, guys, I have spoken with enough folks to kinda think I know what to do now so I will share. Evidently they stopped using single stage paints way before my bike was built in 1973 so it is one of two options for my green. The original Glasurit paint would have been paint code #074 Metallic green, base/clear or a #077 Nurburg Green metallic which is a three stage process. Either way there would have been white pin striping on top of the final coat of paint. So now all I have to so is figure out what color the bike actually is! Easy huh?
They pinstriped over the clear coat? You sure about that?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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That's what I was told by more than one person and I am SURE that they did it on my bike. I guess I should say that they at least did it on some! I know the paint on my bike is original cause I bought it from the original owner...
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #12
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That's what I was told by more than one person and I am SURE that they did it on my bike. I guess I should say that they at least did it on some! I know the paint on my bike is original cause I bought it from the original owner...
I'm not saying it's not. I just find that surprising, but then again I know next to nothing about painting so...
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #13
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Surprised the hell out of me too! Just wish some authority here or elsewhere would say otherwise. I have done quite a bit of research and that is what it sounds like to me. So...like everything else in life it is only my opinion, not set in stone. By the way, how is Mexico this time of year? I am freezing!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #14
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yes, I believe they pinstriped everything last. I have some tanks and fenders that the stripping is wearing off, but the paint is perfect otherwise, usually with clear coat, you can see where the clear is wearing off. of course, I'm never gonna touch it, I like the original worn look.
I've seen Holt pinstripe some bikes, awesome to see in person, and again, no clearcoat over the pinstripe.
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