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Bridgestone Tech Talk => 350 Talk => Topic started by: fahrkle on January 04, 2018, 09:01:21 PM

Title: GTO GTR paint colors
Post by: fahrkle on January 04, 2018, 09:01:21 PM
Hello -

Does ANYONE have the color code for the golds used on BS 350's. I have seen what I refer to as the LIGHTER gold, or what I would consider to be a TRUE gold in color. I have a buddy who has a GTR that had black factory decals on it and once the decals were removed, a DARKER shade of gold appeared, with a bit more orange tint to it. In a bright light, you can almost see some green in the color deeper in. When you flip the tank over there is some over spray blue and green, but I am certain this gold is the original color and the blue and green were used to darken the gold. It appears to have a slight metallic sparkle to it. Any thoughts? I would almost say it looks similar to the color on OLDSWARTOUT's 200 survivor he posted a picture of. Would this make sense? Also I have seen a gold color listed on here as Imperial Gold - would that be the true gold color?
Title: Re: GTO GTR paint colors
Post by: AlanJohn on January 05, 2018, 03:10:50 AM
The coulor is flamboyant bead gold the less coats you put on the lighter it is the more you put on the darker it gets
Title: Re: GTO GTR paint colors
Post by: BRT-GTR on January 05, 2018, 09:57:23 AM
         BS used two gold colours on the 350s.
    The 1970 GTO (chrome tank) used the brighter gold that you mention which is a beautiful colour that really sets the machine off.
   The 1971 GTRs (solid colour tank) used a darker gold more like an antique gold. Can never remember the correct colour names but Pup will tell us  :D.
      Several members have reported finding a blue undercoat on the gold tanks so that was original.
Title: Re: GTO GTR paint colors
Post by: moonpup on January 05, 2018, 10:21:00 AM
"Imperial Gold" is the color listed on the factory brochures for the 1970 GTO.

At this point in time it's nothing more than a name, as no factory formula is known to exist and even if it did I doubt the "ingredients" could be sourced. I bought an nos side cover so that I would have an example for my paint guy to match.

As far as the gold on the 71 GTR's, I've yet to find a name on a factory document for it. Was it still called Imperial Gold or something else?