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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:50 pm 
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Does anyone know the correct 'silver-grey' colour (paint code) for 10" Rostyle Wheels? I have a blasted and etch-primed set of wheels now ready for painting.

I hope someone can help! Thanks in advance ...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:07 pm 
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http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/rostyle-wh ... t-kit.html

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I painted mine a Vauxhall silver (Astrid I think) and was pretty close match I reckon. But I'm not one to go for the full originality

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:31 pm 
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I'm not sure whether there was a true Rostyle or even a true Dunlop steel wheel colour based on my experience. While restoring mine, when there were still zillions on the road, I used to carry a whole load of all variations of silver paint chip from Glasurit Beck who were based here in order ascertain the correct colour 'silver.........' Not even a chance! Every wheel I checked was slightly different.

There was a silly sequel to this......... I was doing a wheel paint colour check in a car park in Wantage while wifey was wasting time shopping. You know the sort of thing, crouched down looking at wheels between rows of cars where the mini's and clubmans were. It HAD to happen...... a policeman came over to me, radio cackling...., telling the control room that he was with the 'suspect'. We had a laugh and off he went.

Nope...., tried hard but I never ascertained a true constant silver colour


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Peter Laidler wrote:

.... I was doing a wheel paint colour check in a car park in Wantage while wifey was wasting time shopping.


You know the sort of thing, crouched down looking at wheels between rows of cars where the mini's and clubmans were. It HAD to happen......

a policeman came over to me, radio cackling...., telling the control room that he was with the 'suspect'. We had a laugh and off he went.





:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: good one.


There have been a thread about this before, the early ones had a much darker Grey colour.

This can be seen here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_zxzBqOlbQ


and on most of the MK 1 brochure/press material = http://picks.getpatina.com/wp-content/u ... 00x591.jpg

One more = http://picks.getpatina.com/wp-content/u ... GT1969.jpg

Later on in the MK 1 production did BL change it to a brighter Silver.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:25 pm 
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Thanks everyone for these responses.

I'll buy a can of the Moss Europe paint and see what it looks like. My concern is that it might be a little too 'bright' silver, and not sufficiently 'grey'. I'm kicking myself for not getting a paint supplier to match the colour before blasting ... one of my wheels did actually have clean, original paint under the tyre.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 pm 
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When you paint the wheels, here's a suggestion. Hang them from the ceiling with a piece of nylon cord through the centre and spin them. Don't need to be spun fast and do the rear first...... That way the paint can be directed from one direction evenly over the entire wheel. When dry, reverse the wheels and spray the fronts so that it hides any runs that might have come in from the rear. That's what Glasurit taught me to do


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Hi,
Mine were the early darker colour, and Ford Nimbus Grey Metalic is a good colour match. I was going to use the inside (tyre side)of the rim to colour match, but all the wheels looked to have been sprayed black first, then sprayed silver from the front coating the inner well and the back in an overspray coat, so couldnt get a really good sample of paint. I took the wheels into work and shot blasted them and the black looked to be the origional first coat.


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Peter Laidler wrote:
When you paint the wheels, here's a suggestion. Hang them from the ceiling with a piece of nylon cord through the centre and spin them. Don't need to be spun fast and do the rear first......


You could always use a Lazy Susan, IKEA do one for £5.50 which is 15" in diameter.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/tabl ... -90074483/

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As Stu says, put them on your wheel SNUDDA & off you go.

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