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sasjdw
02-06-2006, 01:33 PM
Has anyone repainted the gold anodizing in the centers of the hubcaps for the Speedsters? I had all of my stainless polished and the gold in the center of the hubcaps came off. I'd like to repaint/replace it. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

James D. Wilkerson

65cruiser
02-06-2006, 01:49 PM
I found this on an old post:

VHT-PJH Brands, Scottsdale, AZ 85285-3328

The product is a spray can, Translucent Metal Tint coating, SP-233 Gold.

This is a product that simulates anodized color on aluminum. On polished stainless it is a nearly transparent gold color, if applied sparingly. If overdone it looks brassy.

The stainless should be cleaned with Lacquer Thinner or similar product before painting, and well masked.

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studegary
02-06-2006, 02:07 PM
John Bridges' book states; "Gold paint is not correct. The best refinish for the center is a light coating of Metal Tint #SP-233 Gold."

sasjdw
02-06-2006, 04:01 PM
Studegary,

Metal Tint #SP-233 Gold from what manufacturer?

Thanks

James D. Wilkerson

Roscomacaw
02-06-2006, 04:19 PM
VHT brand Metal-Tint

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sasjdw
06-19-2006, 01:32 PM
Does anyone have a picture of a correct '55 Speedster hubcap? I have the correct tint, but I don't know which part of the hub cap gets the gold tint?

Thanks,

Jim

James D. Wilkerson

JDP
06-19-2006, 01:47 PM
The dished center

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klifton1
06-19-2006, 03:17 PM
The small center and outside rad. of the small center and the 3 points from that center.
Klif

rockne10
06-19-2006, 09:13 PM
SI isn't advertising them but they do have some repops left at $75.

Roscomacaw
06-20-2006, 03:16 PM
Maybe I'm up for a lesson here, but I've had a good number of these caps pass thru my hands over the years. I don't ever recall seeing a hint of gold coloration on the Speedster center caps. Neither have I seen it on any repop caps. Regular 55 full disc and bottlecap caps - yes. Speedster center caps - no.[:I]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

klifton1
06-20-2006, 04:26 PM
Take a look at Richard Quinn's Speedster article in the Oct. 98 issue of Collectible Automobile. The pictures are in color so the gold shows vary well. Most of Studebakers lit. was in black and white, but you can still see a color change in the centers. The color ad. "Lighting on Wheels", shows a gold centers also.
I have had several used sets of these cap and also seen vary little color on then but I don't think the combinatoin of factory prep. or years of polishing did the tint any favors.
Klif

rockne10
06-20-2006, 08:40 PM
I have a couple of original caps. They are a two piece assemblage with a steel inner and stainless outer shell. There is still some gold noticeable. I also have some older repros and four new ones. They are a single piece of stainless with no inner shell. The small center circle and three spokes are tinted gold.