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« on: October 16, 2008, 09:47:51 PM »

We have a 68 SS that has original factory full hubcaps. I know that standard steel wheels with "dog dish" hubcaps had the wheels painted body color. Were the steel wheels also painted body color with the full hubcaps?
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 11:47:37 PM »

We have a 68 SS that has original factory full hubcaps. I know that standard steel wheels with "dog dish" hubcaps had the wheels painted body color. Were the steel wheels also painted body color with the full hubcaps?

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"Wheels were painted black if full disc style hubcaps were ordered on the car.  If the smaller 'dogdish' style hubcaps were installed, the wheels were painted body color."

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 05:24:01 AM »

Were the wheels that were painted the color of the car painted with lacquer or enamel? Were the black wheels painted at the assembly plant, or were they shipped in already painted black?
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 12:22:52 PM »

All wheels were received in oiled raw steel, by the thousands, in rail cars. They were cleaned, phosphated, dip-primed black, baked, then the outer face of the wheel was sprayed with either black or body-color wheel enamel and baked again.
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