1970 z28 wheel paint

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  1. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    So here is my attempt to refinish a set of original wheels. I don’t have the equipment or the time to duplicate what secondgenmdnaddic accomplished. His work turned out great. Here are photos and the results of my effort. I sandblasted them to bare metal, primed then painted with OER wheel paint. The don’t have the texture and are a little glossy. I may try and put flat clear on to tone down the gloss.

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  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You can achieve the rough factory texture buy spraying the last coat farther away so the paint is almost dry by the time it hits the rim.
     
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    buy some rustoleum textured paint and hit them with it first... use the charcoal only as the color.
     
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    I actually liked the color and texture after sandblasting. it looks more like the orig Z wheels from 70-74.
     
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    I know this is an older thread but I just re-painted mine using the OER 89310. Nice paint and covers well but as others said it’s a little light and a bit shiny so I did the last coat from about 3 feet away and it helped a bunch. I did tone it down more with matte clear and they came out really pretty nice. I sprayed the clear from about 3 feet also.
    The matte clear also darkened it just enough.
     
  6. Chris Greenley

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    You got any pictures after you applied the oer paint . Im not looking for to light of a gray
     
  7. Chris Greenley

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    Any problems putting on the rings i purchased a set of aftermarket rings and says it wont fit pouder coated rims
    And I just purchased some rims and would love to have them powder coated
     
  8. Gary S

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    They are probably concerned about the clips on the rings chipping the powder coating off. Powder coating is likely thicker than paint and not as durable to handling the clips.
     
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    Your not gona see where it chips it right Maybe I won't pouder coat that area if it doesn't need it you think thats possible
     
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    I powder coated my wheels on my 74, with a matte clear top coat and have no problems with the clips. Powder coating properly done should not chip or crack.
    I used Smoke Gray TGIC S1792045, with a Matte Clear Polyester S5709012 top coat. Pics are at the end of my project thread
    Guys project 74 Z28 | NastyZ28.com starting with post # 6441 on page 645
     
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