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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: What color is my Thing Reply with quote

I am still figuring out stuff about the 1974 Thing I purchased. The person who did the original restoration told me that he painted it a VW color called Raven Green. I have not been able to find that as a VW color in the charts online, and it clearly is not a Thing color. I was wondering if anyone could help me untangle this.

As shown in the attached pictures from the can he used, Raven Green is listed as a 1973 VW color by Nason/Dupont with an ID of 42714 and a code of H5. I can't track either of those numbers down, or, relate those back to any (Thing or non-Thing) VW color. It is a green with yellow in it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of a rough example,
But with a good polish and buff it might just be a match!
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?t...amp;scomm=

Yours looks a Whole lot Brighter, but it could be the Base/Clear compared to a single stage...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is Ravenna, not Raven Green, so I don't think that is it. I did see that as well while I was trolling. But it is too yellow.

I agree about the shine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, that could be it! The 42714 number matches!

I still can't find out how to get a spray can of this stuff with the one-coat shine for touchup and projects.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the paint shop can mix an aerosol of it to use for matching other parts..
May take a base can and then a clear can, or just get it in single stage... Not all that versed in paints anymore.

I absolutely love that green on your Thing!! My "sweet pea" in Okinawa('73 euro bug) was awesome, not quite as bright as yours!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one on Ebay that is the same color and calls it the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Ravenna Green to me which does favor yellow with a hint of green. Looks dynamite on the cars it was originally offered -- Karmann Ghia, "Love Bug" special edition standard Beetle, Super Beetle convertible, and Porsche 914. I wanted to buy the last two at different times but didn't get into negotiations fast enough. Looks dynamite on a Thing, too!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, Ravenna has nothing to do with raven. Ravenna is a province in Italy. VW used geographic terms in their naming convention of colors over the years such as Shantung Yellow -- Shantung being a province in China.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While trolling some of the old threads (just picked a page randomly) I saw this thread.

Ravenna green is also a factory color on the 1973 Wild Westerner-the most beautiful of Bay window buses. (In my humble opinion.)

It is the top color. My thread is in my signature, and here is the Wild Westerner thread.

I'd love to see more pics of your Thing painted Ravenna green. I was commenting to my boys that a Westerner green would look great on a Thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vwwestyman

Here is a link to his photos that have a couple of his car.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_author=SBL74
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This make help: Ravenna Green L-65K (PPG 2583)

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I wanted to paint my Thing in Pop Lilac L-40M, but the painter couldn't prepare de color and did some kind of Barney The Dinosaur color and I like it.

These are some original colors for the Type 181

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's Ravenna green.


It's a beautiful color and very much at home on a thing.

I've reshot my wild westerner so I'm very familiar with the color. I have paint codes and costs somewhere in the build thread down in my sig.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: What color is my Thing Reply with quote

Out of curiosity are Ravenna and Tepeti green different names and codes for the same colour? L-65K vs L-67G. Can anybody link to a picture of a car that is Tepeti? The only thing google has found is this thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: What color is my Thing Reply with quote

I very much doubt that they are the same color. Maybe very close but not the exact same.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: What color is my Thing Reply with quote

Hsolo wrote:
Out of curiosity are Ravenna and Tepeti green different names and codes for the same colour? L-65K vs L-67G. Can anybody link to a picture of a car that is Tepeti? The only thing google has found is this thread.

they are not the same colour. They look alike.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What color is my Thing Reply with quote

I'd further say it was smart to declare those with different codes and names because though similar, they were painted in very different plants for different cars on opposite sides of the world. VW and Westfalia could not even agree on Hanover's Dove Blue- and they were just a few hundred miles apart..
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