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Old 17-09-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Alloy Wheel Paint

Hi guys, not sure if anyone can help me. I have a 66 plate Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer with the standard silver SRI alloy wheels. Does anybody know what colour silver would be the best colour match for small touch ups.

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Old 18-09-2017, 07:38 PM   #2
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I gather after 100 views nobody can help me.
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Old 18-09-2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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Asking a Vauxhall dealer would be my first suggestion.
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Maybe nobody knows? In my country , I just take my car to a local paint shop supply store and take their color chart cards and match it on the site , it always come up 99% accurate. Then they mix it for me and voila.
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Even if you find the right paint, you might not be very successful.

I've just tried restoring two Mercedes wheels, despite the best advice of Cookie and others. I think the thrust of the advice was that I'd not be able to replicate the shine because I'd not be able to attain the heat the factory or refurbisher uses. They were right!

The chrome paint looked absolutely fine, and I was well satisfied thinking I'd proved the b*ggers wrong.

Then I clear coated the paint and the paint dulled over. By the time I had six coats of clear on, the wheels looked respectable but the shine is like a November evening in Douglas IOM compared to a June morning in St Tropez with the OEM finish

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Even if you find the right paint, you might not be very successful.

I've just tried restoring two Mercedes wheels, despite the best advice of Cookie and others. I think the thrust of the advice was that I'd not be able to replicate the shine because I'd not be able to attain the heat the factory or refurbisher uses. They were right!

The chrome paint looked absolutely fine, and I was well satisfied thinking I'd proved the b*ggers wrong.

Then I clear coated the paint and the paint dulled over. By the time I had six coats of clear on, the wheels looked respectable but the shine is like a November evening in Douglas IOM compared to a June morning in St Tropez with the OEM finish

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Peter, I feel your pain, chum. Everything looks great and then I go and ruin it with clearcoat lol. I did one of my old focus' rims; I'll just mark it down to experience lol.

OP - your best bet is to give a local paint shop or motor factor a shout. They should be able to match the colour for you reasonably well.

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