(Tech Tips) Dymag Wheel Refinishing: What is the right color to use?

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(Tech Tips) Dymag Wheel Refinishing: What is the right color to use?

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Was speaking with another owner this week and the questions came about, what color to use on the wheels to restore to factory gray?

Reaching in my credenza, I found the can of paint from 15 years ago. Here's the info:

DBU3661= GM Code WA7781

For touchup/repairs, Mazda Code 9156 (248B3)

I hope this info is helpful.

This is what was used by Ye Ole Wheel Shop, who's apparently under new ownership:
https://www.yeolewheelshopmd.net
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Re touch-up

will that close up chips to keep magnesium from deteriorating? I've used clear nail polish.

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YES!!! Protect bare magnesium from the elements. You can also get the GM Color in touch-up, as well. :beer
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I thought Ye Ol used a Mercedes Benz brilliant silver or something for a while?
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Who has a credenza? ;)
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puzzigully wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:01 pm Who has a credenza? ;)
A credenza? I have one, and use it for work space adjacent to my desk (and to store wheel paint for 15 years, apparently) :wtf
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Wasn’t the Dymags powder coated originally?
I just got my second set back from TPCS Powder Coating. The owner, Steve Turner apparently worked at Dymag wheels for 27 years and ended up as General / Production Manager so I really hope they were refurbished correctly.
He used Interpon MW1881, which he thought was very similar to the original colour.
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sven-labil wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:44 pm Wasn’t the Dymags powder coated originally?
I just got my second set back from TPCS Powder Coating. The owner, Steve Turner apparently worked at Dymag wheels for 27 years and ended up as General / Production Manager so I really hope they were refurbished correctly.
He used Interpon MW1881, which he thought was very similar to the original colour.
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Looks quite good to me!
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sven-labil wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:44 pm Wasn’t the Dymags powder coated originally?
I just got my second set back from TPCS Powder Coating. The owner, Steve Turner apparently worked at Dymag wheels for 27 years and ended up as General / Production Manager so I really hope they were refurbished correctly.
He used Interpon MW1881, which he thought was very similar to the original colour.
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Where is this shop located, Sven? I called yeolwheel shop a few months ago, but could not get the phone to answer. :hi
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It's in Melksham, England. Somewhat convenient for me when shipping the wheels from Sweden, but probably not a viable option when in the US.
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