1970 Z28 Wheel Paint?

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by KJG, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. KJG

    KJG New Member

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    The original paint was a Ditzler DDL-32961. What is the best match I can get today. Year One has paint in a quart for $150. Or, I can get it in a spray can, OER, classic industries, etc for around $16 bucks. Dupont may have a match with 9901L, but this is not confirmed.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. TommyRS70

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  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have this on my web page under restoration.

    Laquer Code 6347 D Dark Grey IRD (RM ALPHA-CRYL)

    Original Laquer paint code and ingredients
    PNT-90 100 THINNERS
    AT -141 340 BLACK
    AT -114 490 MET
    AT -176 618 REDISH BROWN
    AT -174 639 YELLOW
    AT -190 657 WHITE
    AT -179 659 ORANGE RED
    849 1000 SUEDE CONCENTRATE

    Here is what I used since I could not get the lacquer. NOTE! Don't forget to spray the last few coats
    farther away from the wheel so when it hits the rim it dries fast to create the rough texture that GM
    made on these wheels. Also don't forget to mix mix mix the paint so the metallic makes the paint light.

    GMC Light Grey Met 9901L2
    Dupont Canada
    Ingredients
    428
    402
    453
    467
    406
    413
    460
    Mix 1-1/2 fast thinner to 1
    40-45 psi

    Using 9901L2
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  4. KJG

    KJG New Member

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    Thank you. I think that's the way to go, wheel looks great. I did want to mention the Year One paint appears to be a good option also. The Year One
    part # QP961 is called Duracryl , an acrylic laquer. Could this be the original formula?
     
  5. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't know if you can read the print on this bad photo. This is an actual label of Ditzler 32961 paint with ingredients. Any Ditzler paint dealer should be able to work from this formula and come up with something close in today's available paint.
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  6. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Gary, tell us that's not a shot with your dig camera but a cell phone.
     
  7. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    It is a shot with an old digital camera I had many years ago when they were new and people thought they were something.
     
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It sure is something. Does it have a macro setting? I think Craig's needs it.
     
  9. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    That one didn't have a macro setting. It went the way of all digital electronics. You use it a year or two, and junk it. I'm a few generations past that one, and the new high tech ones we have today will be junk in two years too.

    Try it again. I uploaded an updated picture to my server.
     
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