Original gold color of the wheels?

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza WRX Help & advice' started by JulioTypeR, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. JulioTypeR

    JulioTypeR Subaru STI V5 Type R

    Location:
    France
    In searching with my car painter we found codes for the rims.
    I believe that obviously the GEG2B would be the code for the original WRX gold rims.
    Would it be good for TypeR and TypeRA?
    Have you ever tried this hue?
    Do you have pictures ?
    Thank you.

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  2. Chris__p

    Chris__p V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    About to get a set refurbished so would be interested to know the correct gold to use
     
  3. JulioTypeR

    JulioTypeR Subaru STI V5 Type R

    Location:
    France
    Precisely that is why I have been looking for some time! so the real one would be the GEG2B
     
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  4. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

    Location:
    Shropshire
    I used '2000M' colour for these (slightly lighter than the orginal colour), which I think is a newage Subaru colour?

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  5. JulioTypeR

    JulioTypeR Subaru STI V5 Type R

    Location:
    France
    It is a subaru original color ?
     
  6. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Yes @JulioTypeR - but from the later model alloys.

    Similar to GK1 paint code?

    The folks who refurbished my wheels could not get the original Revolution
    gold so they went for a close match.
     
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  7. JulioTypeR

    JulioTypeR Subaru STI V5 Type R

    Location:
    France
    Ok thank you, it's good to know
     
  8. Scotty75

    Scotty75 V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Central region
    There is also the speedline gold code aswell ive got it somewhere i will try and dig it out .
     
  9. Paul73

    Paul73 V-Limited Member

    Location:
    South Coast
    Akzo Nobel 7E81208

    I think I've got about 5 different gold codes from the PPG website
     
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  10. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    Exactly. We have been through this several times? Speedline, Enkei, OZ, etc. all use different shades of gold. Think Ade once posted he had wheels from two different sets of Speedline Comp 2's, and those having different shades.

    To my knowledge, conclusion is that the colour is basically impossible to replicate, even with a colour scanner, and that the manufacturers do not want to tell the original colour codes.
     
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