Z28 wheels and trim

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Petescamaro, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Petescamaro

    Petescamaro Member

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    Hi

    I have just bought a set of Z28 wheels with the chrome trim rims.

    I want to repaint the rims. So do I sandblast them or use paint remover. Also 2 of the rim appear to of been not painted at all.

    Whats the color code for the factory grey and should I have them Powder coated or Painted?

    Second.
    The trim rims are in ok condition with some scratches and dents, whats the best way to get them looking nice again

    Ta
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    You can sandblast or strip with chemical. Both work, and both are a fair amount of work. The correct paint code for the 70-74 wheels was a special Ditzler laquer paint DDL32961. Laquer has become obsolete and is almost impossible to find today. The original formula has a pebble additive and a suede additive in it. The suede additive removes any shine, and the pebble additive gives the paint a rough finish. The final look then is that the wheel looks like a rough cast aluminum or magnesium wheel. Duplicating that finish can be difficult with available paints today. Powder coating will also have a difficult time duplicating the correct finish.
    Do a search here for "DDL32961" and find out what others have done with their wheels.
     
  3. Petescamaro

    Petescamaro Member

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  4. x77-69z28

    x77-69z28 Veteran Member

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    Year one has the correct lacquer formula if you are looking for 100% correct. Otherwise I would powdercoat
     
  5. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you sand blast them, you'll have the rough final finish.
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  6. Petescamaro

    Petescamaro Member

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    thanks for that

    Now I got to try and find someone in Australia that can get the right paint for me :rolleyes:
     
  7. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    Not so.
    Like Gary said, that is achieved with a paint additive. Sandblasting will not roughen up a steel wheel. If that were the case a lot of cars would have the same finish.:crazy: ;)
    These were blasted and dupli color spray bombed. Super smooth finish.
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  8. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    For comparison, this wheel has been repainted with Ditzler DDL32961. Note the zero shine finish, and the rough finish of the paint.
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  9. joselk1

    joselk1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I sandblasted my wheels and powder coated them with Silver Cast powder that is textured. i think they are a bit dark but very close to original.


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