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I'm looking for a good match for the silver color that Ingersoll used on its wheels. I had one suggestion for "Chevy Rally Silver" wheel paint and was just checking for other suggestions and/or something that I could source locally. Thanks
 

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They have the match at the Case-International Dealer. I cannot remember if it is the Aluminum or the Silver, but it is a very close match. When Brian arrives I think he knows which, or I will check for you.
 

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Brian is going to tell you to use silver wheel paint. I bought a few cans of it at my local Auto Zone. Here is a link to my restoration thread. it will give you an idea what the color looks like on the wheels
 

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CASE 220/4 said:
Brian is going to tell you to use silver wheel paint. I bought a few cans of it at my local Auto Zone. Here is a link to my restoration thread. it will give you an idea what the color looks like on the wheels
Is the link lost ? :trink:

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There is a Dodge truck silver that is a near perfect match.I don't have the code right on me,but I painted a 2006 Dodge truck back in the summer with it so I do have the code somewhere.




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My experience with the real silver spray paint in rattle cans is that it is very silvery and easily marked. To overcome those two issues, I used to lay down several light coats of the silver paint so as to not get a run anywhere. When I was satisfied that it was fully dry, I would apply several light coats of clear lacquer from a rattle can. This toned down the silver nicely and put a protective coating over it at the same time.
 

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My experience with the real silver spray paint in rattle cans is that it is very silvery and easily marked. To overcome those two issues, I used to lay down several light coats of the silver paint so as to not get a run anywhere. When I was satisfied that it was fully dry, I would apply several light coats of clear lacquer from a rattle can. This toned down the silver nicely and put a protective coating over it at the same time.
I use 4 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear on the wheels. Im sure they will get marked up but its a tractor. if it dont have marks on it then it aint getting worked. :grin:
 

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This is an older post, but I thought I'd add my experience for the benefit of others.

Put new front tires on my Snapper LT. Its a bit rough but it mows nicely. Anyway, had to do something about the rust. The original Snapper color is a gray/silver so I thought I'd use this as a test for when I eventually restore my 226. Went to NAPA and got Duplicolor's Silver Wheel Paint. It is brighter and more metallic than what is on my 226. I'd post a couple of pics, but I must be doing something wrong and can't figure out how... :facepalm:

Anyway, Duplicolor goes on very nicely, levels well and makes a rank amateur like me look pretty good. It's pretty too but I'm not sure I'd say its a perfect match.

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Jim
 

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Jim,
You've probably heard the phrase "That's too brassy for my taste.'

In my opinion, the silver is just too silvery. I had that problem when I was painting stuff for my business until a buddy told me to apply clear lacquer over top of the silver to tone it down.

Try doing that with a test object and tell me what you think.
 

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Hydriv said:
Jim,
You've probably heard the phrase "That's too brassy for my taste.'

In my opinion, the silver is just too silvery. I had that problem when I was painting stuff for my business until a buddy told me to apply clear lacquer over top of the silver to tone it down.

Try doing that with a test object and tell me what you think.
I concur, glad I didn't do this to my 226. I'll give the clear lacquer a try and post a follow-up. Thanks!
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Jim
 

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I ended up using the Duplicolor Silver wheel paint too. I covered it with the Duplicolor wheel clear coat. The clear coat does help. On it's own, the newly painted wheel looks nice, but does not match the original tone of the paint originally used. I didn't have any luck finding something locally, but wanted to paint my front wheel before I mounted a new tire. I'll try again when I mount the other front tire.
 

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Here is a photo of the rim after three coats of lacquer. It's next to a stock rim for comparison.



For comparison's sake, here is a photo of the back of the rim that I purposely did not coat with lacquer; it's just the paint.



To my eye, there is still a notable difference from stock.

I think I might experiment with this product next time.
http://www.eastwood.com/silver-argent-r ... t-set.html

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Jim
 
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