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TR2/3/3A TR3 Wheel paint

Number_6

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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.
 

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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


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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

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Cheers,
M. Pied Lourd
 

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+1 with MPL
 

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Forgot to mention, I also used the Eastwood Diamond Coat Clear on them as well.

Cheers,
MPL
 

LarryK

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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