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Offline Luke

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Paint finishes
« on: September 20, 2016, 09:24:48 AM »
Hi , I'm looking to get hold of some paint to replicate two finishes. Firstly does anyone know how I can get that dark gold Matt colour for rear wheels the same as on some altereds back in the day, winged express springs to mind.  Secondly I'm looking for a paint to replicate the cast aluminium finish on blowers, my blower is polished and I want that Matt light grey slightly textured finish.

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 09:51:50 AM »
The rear wheels were originally done in i believe it was called dow7 coating

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 10:26:33 AM »
That's the very stuff, is there a paint that matches it?

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 11:48:13 AM »
the problem with trying to match the Dow 7 color is that the color is not the same all the way across the mag there are light and dark sections. My mag hat has changed over the years, I had it re-coated back in 02 or 03.

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 12:11:27 PM »
Thanks guys. I apreciate the help. I'm just looking for a similar colour.

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 05:38:16 PM »
Check out Rocket Wheels. I believe that they may apply their Dow 7 coating to your wheels.

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Re: Paint finishes
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 06:38:05 AM »
Could powder coating be an option on “polished aluminum” roots case if it’s available in desired “textured finish.”  Might cost more than paint, and not exclusively correct vintage-wise.  Powder coating is oil fuel solvent resistant which helps durability.