View Full Version : Avanti steering wheel color match?

07-29-2010, 08:50 PM
I am just about ready for paint to go on the '63 Avanti steering wheel I am restoring. The wheel needs to be tan to match the interior. Does anyone know of a current match to the original wheel color that I can go to my local (duPont) auto paint store and order?
I painted the last steering wheel I restored with acrylic lacquer. This is no longer available, so what paint systems currently available will work on this steering wheel? I am not comitted to duPont exclusively. It's just that that jobber is closest and my Dad was a chemical engineer for duPont for 42 years and helped develop some of their automotive paint systems, so I've been pretty loyal over the years. Thanks in advance. Tom

07-29-2010, 09:33 PM
It's the standard Fawn color used in the interior. Studebaker International sells rattle cans of it...both paint and vinyl dye. You can always get a can of either and have a local paint shop match it if the spray paint itself is not suitable for the steering wheel.