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Hey there,

Can anyone tell me what the original color of standard 66 five lug wheels is? Mine are rust brown from very light surface rust (no bubbles or anything yet).

My car is in the process of getting a paint job and I saw my loose body panels yesterday. The ones that were prepped in a special way, kinda like powdercoating, but different (see my post a week or 2 ago).

They looked so good, I decided to have the wheels done as well. What is another $200? The color they wil get is matt black. Is this good enough? The (new) 66 hubcaps will cover most of them....

An andvantage of this method is the high strength of the finish. A blow with a hammer dents the panel, but doesn' t harm te paint. Scratching with a sharp metal object does leave score marks, but only faint and it doesn't get through to the metal!

Columbo
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The original wheels were a semi-gloss black. Hopefully another VMFer will have some paint codes for it. I've read your posts regarding this backed-on primer method and find it intriging, as several of the shops I've talked to here the states haven't heard of it (not entirely suprising, though).

Tom Kubler, Long-time Mustang Enthusiast & San Antonio Mustang Club Founder
 

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I'd be happy to provide further info on the process. I have pics also, of the oven and the finished product.

All I know is, I've never seen a base on a car that is this tough. It is reassuring from the rust point of view. I now know my original sheetmetal will not be rusting anytime in the distant future. I was also amazed at the little amount of damage to the panels from 35 years of use.

Just let me know...

Columbo
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I remeber when I was younger, poorer and less specific with paint guys, They painted EVERYTHING body color. The good ole' boys working for Earl (Schrib) painted the door handles, rims, emblems, weatherstrip, chrome, and my hand if I had left it there long enough with paint that smelled more like crayons than real paint. Maybe they were the originators of the modern mono-chromatic look.

Tom Kubler, Long-time Mustang Enthusiast & San Antonio Mustang Club Founder
 

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Thanks to all of your input. Semi gloss sounds about right for the color the process of cataphoresis leaves behind.

Thanks!

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Wheels were only painted body color if the car originally had dog dish hub caps. For Mustangs they were not available until 68 IIRC.


Claes - used to be "FAST66"
66 2+2
64 Fairlane 500 project
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