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Scott
04-04-2006, 10:27 AM
Does anyone know a pretty good match for the off-white that was used on wheels for 1964-1966 cars? I'd like to be able to repaint mine using an off-the-shelf spray can of paint. Something about the dirty white, and black pleeling off with white showing through on my wheels just doesn't appeal to me.

JBOYLE
04-04-2006, 02:12 PM
I believe S-I sells spray cans...

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Scott
04-04-2006, 02:16 PM
Thanks, but I don't want to pay $10 in shipping for a $4 can of paint. I was hoping to find something local....

JBOYLE
04-04-2006, 03:46 PM
In an earlier post (either here or on the Avanti/AOAI site) someone said Ford's Wimbledon White was a close match.

Back in the early 70's my mom bought us kids a new Pinto in that color. My memory tells me it's whiter than Stude wheels should be...but I could be wrong.


The good news is... it should be available at any large NAPA..and they have paint books so yopu can take a look.


63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

bonehead007
04-04-2006, 04:25 PM
Another color to use, and I've already tried on my Avanti rims, is Rustoleum Canvas White. I tried a few places and most don't stock it. You have to order it. I ordered 4 cans, used 2, to paint the rims. they were around $4 or so per can...

Scott
04-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Those sound like good ones to look at. Any others?

N8N
04-04-2006, 05:54 PM
The Ford Wimbledon White is a close match to the 62-63 wheel color. 64 was more of a "refrigerator white."

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Scott
04-04-2006, 06:09 PM
By the way, this is for my 1966 Cruiser. Right now a couple wheels are whitish yellow with a few little rusty dots and one is black, and one is peeling black over old white.

Dan White
04-04-2006, 07:28 PM
Scroll to the bottom of this page for the Dupont mix for the wheels:

http://www.ncsdc.com/TechnicalPages/PaintForms.htm

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

N8N
04-04-2006, 09:30 PM
that reminds me, I have a formula for that weird tan/grey/pinkish interior trim on a '55... need to dig that out and post it. I painted the surrounds for my rear quarter windows on Saturday and they came out pretty well. Had it color matched at my local Sherwin-Williams in their "industrial enamel" (cheaper than automotive paint) and it came out fine.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Scott
04-04-2006, 10:02 PM
Hey Dan White! Great find!

53k
10-14-2006, 12:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

Does anyone know a pretty good match for the off-white that was used on wheels for 1964-1966 cars? I'd like to be able to repaint mine using an off-the-shelf spray can of paint. Something about the dirty white, and black pleeling off with white showing through on my wheels just doesn't appeal to me.

I have recommeded Sherwin-Williams Antigue White spray can to match the '63 and on off-white wheels. However, just recently I noticed that there is a slight difference between the South Bend white rim and the Canadian one. This picture sort of illustrates the difference.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/IM005529.JPG
All these rims pictured are '64s. The one on the right is an original Hamilton white rim. The one in the middle is a MoPar 6" rim painted with Sherwin-Williams Antique White. The one on the left is an original South Bend rim.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

63Avanti
10-14-2006, 06:04 PM
search on "43 paintable" to get most current info.


Terry, North Texas
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065
(in stage 1 resto "Project A")
http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202(Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS
1999 Toyota rice burner

53k
10-14-2006, 09:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by 63Avanti

search on "43" to get most current info.


Terry, North Texas
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065
(in stage 1 resto "Project A")
http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202(Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS
1999 Toyota rice burner


Searching for "43" got me 18 pages. However, I went to your postings and found the 43 paintable items post including the wheel color info. I had seen that before, but my point was at least some of the South Bend 64's apparently used the earlier creamy color while the Hamilton '64s used the brighter white (the two Studebaker rims in my picture were both original 64s). The Sherwin-William on the MoPar rim (from my '64 wagon) matches the brighter white better than the creamier color

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

wckrueger
01-22-2011, 11:09 AM
I've found PPG 8378 as the code for Wimbledon White used on Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Ford trucks from '72-'87. Who can confirm?

s2dwagon
01-22-2011, 11:29 AM
I've found PPG 8378 as the code for Wimbledon White used on Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Ford trucks from '72-'87. Who can confirm?

That is the correct PPG number for Wimbledon White.

okc63avanti
01-22-2011, 03:31 PM
I've found PPG 8378 as the code for Wimbledon White used on Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Ford trucks from '72-'87. Who can confirm?

Here's a link to a website with a library of color paint chips. This link is for 1964 Lincoln ... The sheet of chips is PPG and the Wimbleton White is 8378. Is this enough confirmation?

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/aclchip.aspx?image=1964-lincoln-pg01.jpg

Jim B PEI
01-23-2011, 02:47 AM
The paint formulae for 61-63 Ermine White P-6111, 62-63 wheel white, and 64-on wheel white are posted on http://www.raylinrestoration.com/

As I seem to understand it, the Canadian 64-on wheel white is just slightly 'brighter' and more refrigerator white than the 64 South Bend wheel white. Again, this is an entirely different white from Astra White P-5411 for the 64-on cars. Since I have a 63 Ermine 'underneath the various blue repaints car' and 62-63 wheels (not actually on the 63 car), and a 64 Astra White Hamilton built car with 64 Hamilton wheels....well, they are all different whites. That doesn't even get around to the particular shade that was used on the 63 hubcaps--which appears to be yet another shade of white, as were the whitewalls. I wonder where the 1955 Chasta (Shasta?) White P-2612 , 55 Congo Ivory, 56 Snowcap White P-5612, the 1957 Arctic White P-5754 and the 58 Parchment White P-5871 all fit in the colour wheel? And how do they relate to the Ford Wimbledon White and that Canvas White in a can.

GTCruiser
01-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Plasticote #368 Almond is a very close match off the shelf, $4 a can, bargain. Got it at Parts Plus, use to be Western Auto.

wckrueger
01-23-2011, 04:13 PM
Thanks to all for a wealth of info.

Begs the question, "Why not 'simply' use the correct Studebaker color code (PPG 8288) if buying custom-mixed paint?" If buying off-the-shelf, I understand why one might prefer "Ford Wimbledon White" (PPG 8378).

What am I missing?

StudeRich
01-23-2011, 09:37 PM
/Cut/I'd like to be able to repaint mine using an off-the-shelf spray can of paint.

I think this was Scott's reasoning/requirement! :)

PlainBrownR2
01-23-2011, 09:47 PM
When I put my Ford wheels on my Lark in 2002, I painted them with Rustoleum Almond Gloss. The neat thing was the wheelcover covered up all but a thin strip around the perimeter of the rim, and when it went for judging at the Internationals in South Bend, the judge commented on maintaining the factory color of the rims :o :p.