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Charcoal paint code for hub caps and trim on Z cars?

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I am trying to find out the correct paint codes/chips for hubcaps and trim for all early Z cars. I believe the manufacturer may be Dupont, and it seems to be some sort of flat or satin charcoal. Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows a way to find out the original stock rim/wheel size for a 1975 280Z, please let me know! My intention is to put original stock rims with hubcaps back on my car, so I would also like to know the size of the widest tire I can put on the original rims.

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Michael

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I don't know the paint code but I did stumble upon a website[Jeff Lilly Restorations] that has info on all types and brands of different colors of silver spray and their different uses. Well worth checking out.

Mark in Portland

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I think that this is the original formula by Ditzler as stated in Wick Humble's book "How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car".

I think Ditzler merged with, or was taken over, by PPG.

Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent with quite a bit of suede additive.

1 pint DDL

200 units DX265

300 units DX 264

Thin 100-150% and spray fairly dry.

Regulate air pressure to the high side

Make sure you keep the paint mixed in the cup

Don't expect any gloss as it shouldn't have any

Unmask as soon as the paint has "flashed over" so you don't run into problems when you remove the tape.

Do a Google search of "Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent" and you'll see this has been discussed several times.

HTH

Jim D.

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Hi Mark,

Thanks very much for your Z wisdom - I'll check out the website and see if I can track down the code there.

Thanks,

Michael

I don't know the paint code but I did stumble upon a website[Jeff Lilly Restorations] that has info on all types and brands of different colors of silver spray and their different uses. Well worth checking out.

Mark in Portland

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Hey Zup,

Thanks very much for your Z wisdom - I'll follow up and do a search on "Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent." I'll see if I can find Wick Humble's book as well - sounds very useful.

Thanks,

Michael

I think that this is the original formula by Ditzler as stated in Wick Humble's book "How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car".

I think Ditzler merged with' date=' or was taken over, by PPG.

[b']Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent with quite a bit of suede additive.

1 pint DDL

200 units DX265

300 units DX 264

Thin 100-150% and spray fairly dry.

Regulate air pressure to the high side

Make sure you keep the paint mixed in the cup

Don't expect any gloss as it shouldn't have any

Unmask as soon as the paint has "flashed over" so you don't run into problems when you remove the tape.

Do a Google search of "Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent" and you'll see this has been discussed several times.

HTH

Jim D.

"Zup"

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