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der98panzer 02-11-2004 10:17 AM

factory wheel paint code
i am looking for the paint code for factory wheels (phone dials) if there was one. i have been getting some conflicting info and i would like to clear this up so i can get them painted.

Panzer909 02-11-2004 12:33 PM

Hmm. Didn't know that there was a "paint" code for them. Exactly what info have you heard about them so far?

Tishabet 02-11-2004 01:01 PM

From what I've heard the touch up paint available for them (I believe the brand is "wurth"?) is the OEM paint.

UconnTim97 02-11-2004 01:08 PM

I thought Wurth was OEM for Cookies and Fuchs, I am not aware of the phone dials being painted either.

der98panzer 02-11-2004 03:05 PM

so how were they finished from the factory? p-coated?

Panzer909 02-12-2004 03:56 AM

Phonedials used Wurth as well. I know that there were a few different finishes in which they came in. They had a few shades of silver and even a whiter-looking one for some cars. I believe this was on a thread a few years back. Might want to try a search.

Don't know exactly HOW they were painted, but when I stripped mine to refinish them last summer, it looked like the standard grey primer underneath and tons of (difficult to remove) clearcoat. FYI: If anyone is looking to refinish theirs, try and their "german wheel refinishing kit". Had fabulous results over here.

der98panzer 02-12-2004 01:35 PM

i looked on griots garage and found the good were the results you got from this? i dont need a show finish but i want it too look as close as possible to original. thanks for all the help.

zehnd 02-12-2004 06:50 PM

Hi check this thread out. Phone Dial Refinish

Problem solved with $8.00 paint. :)

Panzer909 02-13-2004 04:15 AM

der98panzer, the Griot's kit worked for me because it came with the "full kit" of all the different primers, paints, etc. from start to finish. Wurth is impossible to find around here and I didn't want to bother to run to the store if something ran out. The results were great and still look brand new after going through a monster winter so far. Also painted the center caps while I was at it and they add a great touch.

der98panzer 02-13-2004 01:01 PM

thanks for all the help guys. a few questions for have they held up without clear? and also what was your final grit before and after sanding, and how many coats of primer? thanks again.

zehnd 02-14-2004 06:48 AM


To tell you the truth my car has been parked for the winter so the wheels haven't been outside yet. Winter :mad:

I used 400 grit wet/dry paper for the first sand. Cleaned with prepsol.

One coat of primer - This was the self etching from Wurth's (Because I had some)

I used a 3m sanding pad (not sure of the grit) to take of all the little pits. Cleaned with prepsol.

Shot on a couple coats of the silver "perormance" paint. (I think the brand name in the USA is duplicolor)
Waited for a few weeks , sealed and waxed.

I got the idea from Peckster on Rennlist and he was very happy with it.

He only did one rim. He said it matched so well that he hasn't had to do the other one's yet.

Gook luck.

der98panzer 02-14-2004 06:59 AM

great...i only have one more question i promise! what exactly do you mean by sealing them? thanks.

zehnd 02-14-2004 10:11 PM

A liquid you put on the paint (same process as putting on wax) before you wax.

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