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copo69

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original wheel paint
« on: December 13, 2010, 04:05:01 PM »
I'm curious if in '69 the body colored wheels were painted in lacquer like the cars or if they were painted in enamel.  During the assembly process were groups of wheels painted and then just picked when the tires were mounted or were they shot at same time as the sheet metal?

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Re: original wheel paint
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 04:24:51 PM »

JohnZ

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Re: original wheel paint
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 02:55:19 PM »
I'm curious if in '69 the body colored wheels were painted in lacquer like the cars or if they were painted in enamel.  During the assembly process were groups of wheels painted and then just picked when the tires were mounted or were they shot at same time as the sheet metal?

Have you read the Assembly Process paper?

http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml

See "Wheel Painting" under Chevrolet Assembly Operations - Paint Shop; wheels were painted with enamel.
'69 Z/28
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Re: original wheel paint
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 02:39:08 AM »
Thanks John, I hadn't seen that, very interesting.

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Re: original wheel paint
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 04:48:19 AM »
Was the 69/70 SS wheel also painted black? Almost every one we've seen were gray on back & where the tire goes....Joe
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Re: original wheel paint
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 03:58:31 PM »
Was the 69/70 SS wheel also painted black? Almost every one we've seen were gray on back & where the tire goes....Joe

Production-line wheels were received raw and oiled, dip-primed black, then the outer face was sprayed the required color with wheel enamel. Service wheels were painted gray at Kelsey-Hayes so they wouldn't rust in warehouse storage. Original '69 rallly wheel shown below.
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