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Hans L

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Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« on: April 27, 2016, 04:35:49 PM »
I have one of those ultra-rare ;) standard black steering wheels with the rosewood shroud on my '69 RS Z w/deluxe interior.   It had a few minor cracks on the back which I repaired w/PC 7 epoxy.  Worked great.   Now need to paint it.

Question - based on some the searches, the recommendations lean towards the SEM paints - any other suggestion for paint type?   

Next, are the standard black steering wheels gloss black or some % gloss?

Thanks!
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 05:18:05 PM »
I recall original steering wheels (plastic) as being glossy.  I'd recommend painting with a hardened urethane single stage paint.  Non-hardened paint will wear off in a jiffy...
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 07:28:18 PM »
Thanks Gary - I do prefer shooting it out of a gun so I'll probably go with a gloss urethane.   I assume single stage should be fine, right?
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 10:09:38 PM »
Thanks Gary - I do prefer shooting it out of a gun so I'll probably go with a gloss urethane.   I assume single stage should be fine, right?

That's what I would use, as I think it's the most durable and closest to the factory finish.
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 01:51:36 AM »
I just redid my standard black wheel and I used single stage (PPG Concept).  Very durable topcoat .
  A base coat with a good high solids clear works  also.
I tried to post a picture of my finished wheel but always have trouble loading pictures on this site.

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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 02:11:34 AM »
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 03:56:53 AM »
Looks like new, with the even rare-er camera case finish... :)
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 03:58:32 AM »
I suppose you mean 'more rare'?  *L*    What is a 'camera case finish'??? 
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 04:17:20 AM »
Thats what us Mustang guys call the black pebble finish.

( yes meant more rare) :P
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 03:43:28 PM »
Looks great Revsitup!   I'd think a single stage would give better "plastic" look without too much depth that a clear coat might do.  I'll go that route.

Also, easiest way to add pictures to this site is set up a Photobucket site, http://www.photobucket.com/ or equivalent (I think the basic level is free).   Thereafter, you can just copy the [IMG] link next to the image and paste into your post here.   Works great and you can get higher rez pics to post.
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Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 04:05:50 PM »
 Using a urethane based paint would also be safe to touch (or hold on to for a length of time as with a steering wheel) because it's inert when cured so no need to worry about being toxic.


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