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Old 08-11-2007, 06:18 PM
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Mixing paint for different colors?

I have an old set of wheels that I want to paint a medium metallic gray. They aren't worth investing money in good paint. What I would like to do is buy a quart of silver enamel and add a darker color to get a dark shade of silver. My question is 1. whether this is possible and 2. what color should I add to it to get near this shade.

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Old 08-11-2007, 08:33 PM
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Scott, I don't understand. You don't want to buy "good paint" but you want to buy TWO different colors of I guess "cheep paint" to make up a color for your wheels.

Go to a paint store and check out a "value line" product. It is a "lower" paint line that most companies have. You can pick out the color you want, and it will still be a "good paint". And don't forget to spray those wheels with some epoxy primer first.

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Do they offer it in metallic? I can get two quarts of paint for $16. They offer silver but it is a very light shade. I would just like to darken it up a little. Won't cost me that much to experiment but I thought maybe someone had some experience. I also was not sure if adding a solid color to a metallic might ruin the metallic effect of the paint.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:14 AM
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Scott, I have no idea what paint you could be buying for 16 bucks for two quarts, holy crap, house paint costs more than that!

Do you have a link to this paint on the web that we could take a look at?

If you add the solid color to the metallic, it will simply have less metallic. But it could also muddy it up so you can't even see the metallic much if at all. It is a hard call, you would be gambling with your money. Why don't you rattle can them? There are plenty of good colors and just a few cans will get a set of wheels done.

Are you doing a set of "Minilites" like in your photo?

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See if you can find Ford Argent color anywhere..that is the color Ford uses on their wheels and should be readily available..A pint is plenty to do 4 wheels..

You can see that color of wheel on any stock Ford pickup..

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Gotta go with Brian on this one. I need to find that paint dealer so I can paint the bedroom that the better half has been after me about.

Rattles cans would work good for the wheels. That's what I use of there's a colr difference.
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