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Finish on Chevrolet body color wheels

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For a change I'm putting body color steel wheels with '68 dog dish hubcaps on a '67 Corvette and I was wondering what the finish on the wheels would have been had Chevrolet produced such a combination.

I've read only that they shouldn't be too shiny but that's it. They're painted with a body color base coat and look pretty flat. Maybe too flat.

I'm not a blasphemer, I'm staying with Chevy parts, just expanding the possibilities...

Thanks for your consideration.

 

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I don't believe there is any difference in the paint on the body or the wheels.  I think the visible difference we see is because many/most people do not wax and polish their wheels.

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When new regular Chevy bodies were painted in lacquer. Body color wheels were painted in enamel. That might explain the difference in shine.

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On 7/30/2019 at 9:53 PM, misterc9 said:

When new regular Chevy bodies were painted in lacquer. Body color wheels were painted in enamel. That might explain the difference in shine.

This is true.

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I've got an old RM paint book from the fifties that give ALL paint colors including wheels and interior, which were different from body colors. if you know someone with the old books, or you could consult your favorite paint supplier. They will have the information.

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