Q: Ralley II Wheel Paint Codes
I was going through some archived digests from the Firebird L page and noticed a question regarding paint codes for Rally II’s. I have a 1967 convertible and was wondering the same thing. By chance did you get any answers you’d be willing to share?
A: Yes, I did get the paint code information and I would be happy to share it with you. I have redone my rims using these paint codes and they are a dead-on match for the original colors. You will want to get the paint in laquer, not enamel. The finish from the factory was not all that shiney and the laquer finish is a perfect match.
Here are those paint codes:
|Front (outer rim & spokes)||Ditzler Non-smudge Aluminum||#DDL-8568|
|Front (center)||Ditzler Wheel Cover Charcoal||#DDL-32947|
|Rear||Ditzler mixing formula||
#475 6 Units
#490 106 Units
#400 272 Units
#487 442 Units
#415 447 Units
#476 457 Units
#491 477 Units
#495 497 Units
#499 1000 Units
(This color is a close match)
|Ditzler 1977 Ford Dove Gray||#2847|
I used all three of these colors on my rims and compared them to a fifth rim I left untouch. The color match is right on the money. I also used the wheel masking kits from Year One. They made the job of masking the wheels a whole lot easier.
You will want to to paint the back and “rim” portion of the rims first with the gray. Then spray the complete front on the rims with the non-smudge aluminum color. Allow the rims to dry for a few days before you go on to the next step. The final step is to mask off the rims were you want the non-smudge aluminum color to stay, and spray the center portion with the charcoal grey. Once you have sprayed the final coat of charcoal grey, allow the paint to set up but not completely dry. Then pull off your maskings. This will prevent the paint from lifting.
A: These are not Pontiac wheels but this guy shows a decent DIY video and he uses similar colors that we should use:
I noted that the guy did not remove the lead wheel weights or the valve stem as he was repainting the wheels with the tires mounted. I highly recommend removing both.
A: I had an issue converting these codes to PPG or at a local Sherwin Williams store. Drop the prefix letters and use the numbers only to convert to their paint codes.
A: Here’s how I supplemented the masks back in 2007:
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