Alloy wheel colour

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Ride_on
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Alloy wheel colour

Post by Ride_on » 28 Jul 2015 07:41 pm

Does any one have the paint code for the 360 14" alloys, the later mk3 ones?
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
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1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by 360beast » 28 Jul 2015 07:44 pm

Silver :lol:

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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by macplaxton » 29 Jul 2015 03:46 pm

I'm wondering if they painted the alloys black on the inside like the steelies?

I'd just go for RAL9006, nothing flashy. Painting or powder coating? My last powder coating of alloys (old GT alloys) was a bit of a disaster due to outgassing. :(
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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by Ride_on » 29 Jul 2015 07:58 pm

Good to have the RAL code thanks, was in 2 minds the original is a bit boring and was thinking of a cheeky deviation like gun metal, A bit like the silver intercooler blatantly sitting in the grill. But may just stick with the sleeper mode.

Have been offered bead blast with powder and acid with wet. I think either can be fine if done right.

Surprise to see outgassing on solid metal, maybe not so solid. Should they be baked first? I know we have the same problem with chips or boards (integrated circuits) that have been lying around for 6 months have absorbed too much moisture to be heated to solder melting temperatures without blistering on the board or chips.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by mac » 29 Jul 2015 08:15 pm

Evening girls,

I've used this on several occasions and found it to be a verrry close match for 300 alloy.
(Last used on a set of 13" GLE wheels - just about indistinguishable.)

Good prep. and good etch primer and worked well.

http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-paint ... rosol.html

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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by macplaxton » 29 Jul 2015 09:36 pm

I'm not sure that it is the RAL code, but it is a RAL code for boring aluminium colour.

Last set of steelies I had powder coated in a version of silver was more metallicy bling, than that. Unfortunately I don't have any photos to hand of that work, not that a digital camera and a uncalibrated monitor is going to be all that precise. Ask for the colour chips?

Re: outgassing, apparently they were pre-heated first and another powder coaters might have made something different of them. There are lots of wee craters in the finish. If I were doing those particular wheels again, I'd just wet spray them.
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Re: Alloy wheel colour

Post by SteveP » 14 Aug 2015 04:58 pm

I'd go for gunmetal too, you'd want to hide their slightly ugly appearance :lol:

Likewise, with the intercooler I'd be painting it black :D
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