I am about ready to have my 26/27 wire wheels powder coated. The shop gave me a set of DuPont RAL powder coat color samples. Has anyone used this product and if so which "yellow" color did you pick? I am leaning toward RAL 1018.
Cardinal is another popular powder coating finish brand.
The shop that is doing mine uses the DuPont product line.
Hey Mike or whoever else has info,
What brand of shop powder coating system do you use? I have a cheap one from Chicago Electric that I bought off ebay. It works OK but I'd like to have something better. I'm just doing small parts.
I've never done any powder coating myself. I've seen the Harbor Freight kits and wondered how well they worked. Stan what don't you like about the Chicago Electric brand?
All of this probably depends on personal preference and how vibrant the body color is. I like the RAL 1018 quite well but I'm thinking about doing mine in more of a beige or almond. I wish I knew what Henry's "straw" color looked like.
I bought some wire wheels on a chassis a few years back, and a few of them still had good original green paint on them. I've tried to tell the guy I sold them to to rub out an area on one of the wheels, and get the color matched, so we will have record of exactly what that green is. I doubt if he'll ever do it though.
Robbie - have you seen RAL 1018 on wheels? My body green is darker than some I've seen. About the color of the engine green spray paint.
This T has nice green wire wheels, may be close to the T wire wheel green...
I am looking for a suitable yellow/straw color since my body color is green. Those green wheels look nice on the black car and appear to be about the color of the wheels I am ready to have powder coated. They are not original color - the fellow I got them from had painted them for a speedster. Was hoping someone would say - here's my car and the RAL color I used - but life's not that simple. LOL
When I did my '26 runabout year ago, got the enamel paint color 'Straw' from Bill Hirsh or maybe Mac's, not sure.
The old Ditzler DAR (acrylic enamel) number for Straw is 82302
But Mac's carries that color:
Here is the picture from years ago...
My goodness. I was going to order some and match it to my powder coat chips till I saw the price - $125/qt. Mac's catalog says the color was selected after a lot of research and concurrence of both Model T clubs that this was as close to original as they could get. Seems like if both clubs were involved, someone would know what the powder color would be.
I have an old paint chip book on the Model A colors, and Straw wire wheel color was used on Model A's. Should be ok for T's
All I have to do now is somehow cross reference/compare straw 526 to powder RAL colors. Do you have a RAL color chart? I have been searching the net all evening trying to cross reference straw paint colors to RAL without luck. There is a Dupont #43353 that is said to be the equivalent. Guess I could call Dupont tomorrow.
I'm trying to figure out the difference between "straw" and "tacoma cream".
Dan, the color in your photo appears to be strong toward the yellow / green side. Could this be skewed from indoor lighting?
Sorry its taken so long to reply to your request. I just came back from town and talked to my powdercoater who 'coated 5 wires on my '26 tudor. After much deliberation, I used RAL 1002. Don't have a digital camera but I really like it. Hope this caught you in time. . . .
Powder coat is the only way to go on wire wheels