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Wheel Trims

Post by vulgalour » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 pm

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I'm trying to figure out the colours for my wheels and trims so they're both correct for a 17RD.

The silver I've been able to get a reasonable match with generic wheel trim paint after finding the first layer of paint when cleaning the trims. I'm assuming from what I've found out that the oval slots should be silver since my car is a Mk2, but would be black only if it were a Mk1. I'm also trying to figure out what colour the steel wheels should be, since the rim is visible with these trims. Some of the steel wheels are a grey-ish silver with minimal flake like my old estate, while some are quite a bright silver like the trims. Some pictures make it look like just the rim was painted silver with the rest of the wheel in black.

Any input on this welcome. I'm wanting to keep it on the original trims and steel wheels, I don't need to put alloys on.

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by Meter rat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm

The oval slot wheels should be black, according to Rob at Chevronics. If you look at my car on AutoShite, I have mis-matched wheels. The solid ones should be silver. I’m sure Tim will be along and correct me. Mine should have the oval slot type.

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by vulgalour » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm

There's no trace of black paint on any of my trims and period photos seem to suggest they made the change to plain silver with the facelift. I don't have a personal preference either way, I'd just like it correct for this particular car.

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:08 am

The ones with black paint were a full solid trim (no vent holes) from 1982 - 1985 , the ones you have with the vented hole at the top of each oval were all silver and fitted from 1986 - 1988.
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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 am

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by vulgalour » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 am

Now that's the sort of answer I like! Thank you very much.

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:59 pm

The ones fitted too Bleriot are correct, dean got those for it, the wheels should also be silver too and very similar to the colour of the wheel trims but slightly brighter

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Re: Wheel Trims

Post by vulgalour » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 am

Ah... well the silver I got is correct for the wheels then, but perhaps not grey enough for the trims. The work around is going to be the primer I use, either using a white primer on the wheels to make the silver really bright or, more preferably, a dark grey primer on the trims to tone the silver down a bit on those to look more like the example picture there. It's a subtle thing, the slight mismatch, so I doubt it matters too much even if I paint both in the same silver and perhaps it's silly of me to worry about silver tones when I'm not doing invisible rust repairs.

I'll see what happens when I come to doing the paint. I've found a way to remove the repaints on the trims without damaging the plastics, I just need the time to work through a full set and make a good job of them now.