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What colour are Daytona wheels?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Wheels1, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Wheels1

    Wheels1 F1 Rookie
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    Hi
    do's anyone know the correct silver code to paint Daytona wheels? I could always paint them body colour British Racing Green.[only joking]
     
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  3. thepinkumbrella

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    Not a colour code but this is from Keith Blumel's "Original V12"

    "The standard wheels are five spoke 7.5 x 15 inch alloys with a satin silver paint finish under clear lacquer."
     
  4. IanB

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    They are grey, not silver. The english translation of the colour is "metallic cast iron grey". The original paint code has been posted here before and I think you will find it somewhere on daytonaregistry.com

    I could not find the matching code in the computer systems of any of the major paint brands so ended up taking a colour match of an original, never re-painted wheel. The result looks grey indoors, silver in bright sunlight.

    I used a gloss colour coat then a satin clear coat, which looks period but the satin clear has a slightly higher resistance to stone chips than gloss clear.
     

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