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    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

  • #2
    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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    Mark Anderson
    1965 Cruiser
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    • #3
      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."
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Studegary,

        Metal Tint #SP-233 Gold from what manufacturer?

        Thanks

        James D. Wilkerson

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        • #5
          VHT brand Metal-Tint

          http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...8&autoview=sku

          Miscreant at large.

          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
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              The dished center

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              • #8
                The small center and outside rad. of the small center and the 3 points from that center.
                Klif
                55 Speedster/Street Machine
                63 Avanti R2
                64 Convertible R1

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                • #9
                  SI isn't advertising them but they do have some repops left at $75.
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                  Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                  • #10
                    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]

                    Miscreant at large.

                    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
                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      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
                      55 Speedster/Street Machine
                      63 Avanti R2
                      64 Convertible R1

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                      • #12
                        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.
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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