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Number_6
05-02-2012, 02:10 PM
I know this has been discussed but I can't find the thread. What color silver paint is best to paint the rims on a TR3A? I believe it was mentioned Eastwood has a close match but looking at their site I see a few different silver paints. This will be one of my small spring projects for this year repainting the white rims on my '3 to the correct silver.

Vaark01
05-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Moss makes a silver that I believe is very close to original.

Paul

af3683
05-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Here is what I've been able to find:


Ford Silver - DAR-2593 (Argent Silver)
Ford Silver - PPG - DCC2593 polyurethane (Argent Silver)
Hammered Silver - Ditzler DAR 2593
Bill Piggott’s book: Aluminum/Silver Wheel Paint Dockers CD 31568
1974 /1976 Ford Granada Silver


Art

M_Pied_Lourd
05-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Not for a 3 yet...but used this one on my TR6 wheels and was/am very happy.

https://www.eastwood.com/silver-argent-rally-wheel-paint-set.html

https://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh42/cheftush/Ending%20Photos/P1010951.jpg

Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd

mrv8q
05-02-2012, 08:09 PM
+1 with MPL

M_Pied_Lourd
05-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Forgot to mention, I also used the Eastwood Diamond Coat Clear on them as well.

Cheers,
MPL

LarryK
05-02-2012, 08:40 PM
The Argent Silver as stated above is correct or look up 1976 Ford Granada/Mercury Monarch Silver was used in the 70s and 80s as concours silver on wires and etc. for all English makes.

This14u
05-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Agree with using PPG DAR-2593 silver. I used it on my Spitfire wheels and they look great. A pint was more than enough to completely paint five wheels.

Number_6
05-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the replys, lot of good info. I'll post some pics of the wheels after I get them painted. Right now they are painted white which the guy I bought the car from assured me was the correct color for the '61 TR3A. At the time i didn't know any better, now of course, I know they should be silver.