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Old 10-25-2019, 10:30 PM   #781 (permalink)
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Is that color Sun Bug Gold?

A friend keeps emailing me about Facebook posting about the raffle of an electric bug by Omaze. You may have seen ads on Youtube.

Today he pointed to a 21-window bus with Porsche power. It sounds like they're found a way to turn gold into platinum. ....or latinum.


http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/004...g?v=1570144638

Once again, they chose non-L-code colors which diminishes any resale value. There are a lot of color choices in the 21-window era. A quick glance at thesamba.com/vw/archives/.../colorstype2.php suggests Seagull Gray over Mango Green.

A quick trip to https://encycolorpedia.com/ and we find that mango Green is [888a5d] in RGB, no result for Seagull Gray. And that scheme would go well with a bamboo interior.

The wheel choice is interesting, I'd settle on an Empi wide-five five-spoke but the shape of the spoke is more like a Minilite, which was eight-spoked.

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Old 10-25-2019, 10:41 PM   #782 (permalink)
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Is that color Sun Bug Gold?
I don't know, but Volkswagen mentioned it as tan instead of gold.
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=VW+Sun+Bug+Gold&iax=images

I had a car painted Sun Bug Gold once. A guy at the body shop took me aside and whispered that the color came out as 'tan' because he didn't use the correct spray gun pressure.

IIRC it's a three-stage paint, clear/color/clear that let's the paint flakes stand up instead of laying flat.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:28 PM   #784 (permalink)
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I have seen another one with the same color this Friday afternoon, and tracing its manufacturing year by its plates the color appeared as tan. But I also believed it was some shade of gold when I saw it.
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Turns out it's complicated. I found this:

1974 Sun Bug - SEBeetles.com

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Paint and Upholstery: L98C (U5, W4) Hellas-metallic / 41U Nussbraun or 47T (68) Mocca leatherette L99B (** )Harvestgold-metallic / 41U Nussbraun (the use of these two paint colours is a complex one and discussed in detail in the Context section below).
The context section on paint runs to eight paragraphs and includes pictures of OG paint code stickers.
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True to their name, they take two Beetle bodies, cut one in half and then cut a 10" strip out of the other, welding two seams the full length of the body (Plus twice the width of the roof center section). Were I doing it, I'd cut the two bodies 5" off-center and run one seam.
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