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Old 23-01-2018, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Best paint options for 67 bug standard steels

I've been looking at the standard colours for my 4-stud 67 1500.

The car was originally zenith blue so colours should be L680 cumulus white outer and a very dark grey/light black LD43.

Its currently black which would be LD43 and L282 lotus white outer.

Where would you suggest getting the paints from? I would like to brush paint them on as not keen on rattle cans.

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I've been looking at the standard colours for my 4-stud 67 1500.

The car was originally zenith blue so colours should be L680 cumulus white outer and a very dark grey/light black LD43.

Its currently black which would be LD43 and L282 lotus white outer.

Where would you suggest getting the paints from? I would like to brush paint them on as not keen on rattle cans.

Thanks.
I had a local paint specialist mix the correct colours from original paint codes. I doubt that you'll find any mass produced. You can specify brush-on or aerosol. Whereabouts are you based?

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Thanks for your reply. Is there a specific type of paint I should be using though as I've always used Hammerite Smoothrite before but there aren't enough different tints of it!
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Thanks for your reply. Is there a specific type of paint I should be using though as I've always used Hammerite Smoothrite before but there aren't enough different tints of it!
Your local paint specialist will best advise - rattle can paint is normally acrylic but they can make them up using enamel for a tougher finish.

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Thanks Brian. I must admit I find it confusing as to which is the best paint finish for wheels. Some people say powder coating (which I realise is not a simple DIY process) and you've said enamel - so many choices!

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I brush painted my 67 wheels using generic Genolite black and white enamel. Takes a while to dry and not easily sanded again, but great finish and lasts for years, but it was off the shelf colour. That was in 1998 and the bug was my daily for the next lot of years. I changed the wheels in 2007 but the steels are still sat in the garage looking presentable, not rusting through!
A local paint shop here does a synthetic brush on that they can mix that's similar to oil based enamel.
Even if you get powdercoated you'll still have to paint the rims white remember.
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Here's the bug in 2007ish almost 10 years after wheels painted
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Bug looks nice Jim. I must admit much prefer the brush paint option so will take a look at Genolite.

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Cheers, any oil based enamel paint should be much the same and give good results.

Bug now looks like this: I sprayed the sprints with 2k and lacquer but hand painted the inserts with black enamel again (japlac I think from B&Q). The likes of plasticote do aerosol enamel I think which is another option.
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Thanks for your reply. Is there a specific type of paint I should be using though as I've always used Hammerite Smoothrite before but there aren't enough different tints of it!
Dunno if true but you might have trouble painting over the hammerite? Was told this b4 and dont know the reasoning behind it and never actually tried.
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