Early Z28 Rims...

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  1. 76'maro

    76'maro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Jacksonville, NC, USA
    NOT for PURISTS!

    Had to repaint my early Z28 rims today (replacing one of them because it was bent...long story), and decided to try something different:

    I used a can of VHT 1500 degree Cast Iron Manifold Coating...and the color was DAMN close, plus it goes on flat and a little rough, so the texture was similar also. I was pleasantly surprised, and the rims look GOOD! Give it a try, if you've been struggling to find a suitable substitute that won't kill your wallet.

    If you can't find the paint locally, you can order it from Summit...

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  2. vfitom2aol.com

    vfitom2aol.com Veteran Member

    Mar 2, 2000
    NE PA
    I have always used Plastikote cast metal gray color and I am pleased with that, and yes, it is close, much closer to original wheels color than I have seen from the big companies that offer wheel paint.

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