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Old 05-18-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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Question OEM D21 steel wheels' paint color?

I need to sandblast and paint my 1990 4x4 D21's steel wheels (with old tires off, before the new tires go on). What's the original (silverish) paint color, and is it still available? Preferably bulk aftermarket enamel paint -- I have a spray setup, but rattle cans would work too.

FYI -- I bought this truck new. The OEM wheel paint allowed rust spots through quite quickly. I've painted over the OEM paint a couple of times since (with degreasing and light prep work, and tires still mounted).
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I need to sandblast and paint my 1990 4x4 D21's steel wheels (with old tires off, before the new tires go on). What's the original (silverish) paint color, and is it still available? Preferably bulk aftermarket enamel paint -- I have a spray setup, but rattle cans would work too.

FYI -- I bought this truck new. The OEM wheel paint allowed rust spots through quite quickly. I've painted over the OEM paint a couple of times since (with degreasing and light prep work, and tires still mounted).
Do you know the difference between aluminum and steel? And do you know the difference between chrome finishes and painted surfaces?
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my ... steel wheels ... original (silverish) paint color... OEM wheel paint allowed rust ...

Um, yes.
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