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Maximus
09-30-2017, 02:22 PM
I would like to touch up the red area in the center of my 1962 Hawk wheel covers. Any suggestions for matching paint?

bensherb
09-30-2017, 03:01 PM
I used Rustoleum "sunrise red" and "semi gloss black" and a lot of 1/8" tape. The red was gloss so I used Rustoleum matte clear over everything.
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There's sombody on E-bay that sells stickers to do the job too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-1961-63-Hawk-Vinyl-Inserts-for-full-cover/200443541514?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Maximus
09-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. Your wheel cover in the picture looks very nice. I am not a fan of the stickers.

RadioRoy
09-30-2017, 07:31 PM
Easier than taping, you can paint the colors sloppily, then before it dries, clean the edges around the paint with a gloved finger in a rag soaked with Acetone.

bensherb
09-30-2017, 10:20 PM
I tried that Roy. I would usually do that but those little ribs between the black bars are not very high so it was EXTREMELY difficult to do that way and didn't work for me, but I do have huge paws. It took about 40 minutes per wheel cover to mask everything, then I sprayed to my hearts content. Red first, masked it then black, then unmasked red and cleared it all.