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Unread 03-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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CJ7 Wheel Color

I have a 1985 CJ7 and I want to repaint my original steelies their original color, gray (steel). How would I get a paint to match that? Were black wheels an option back then? I know I can get the shop to match and mix as closely as possible but the paint is faded and Id prefer to get it right the first time but Im not to anal about it.

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Unread 03-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Pretty sure chrome (no paint) or white wagon wheels were you're only options.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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That seems right now that I think about it. I feel stupid now but I'm up too late to be thinking clearly. I haven't seen original steel wheels that are gray or something.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Actually, if they were from an original '82 Limited edition, then they would be color matched to the exterior paint color of the Jeep. They came in Silver, white, and maybe others? and the wheels were the same color with beauty rings clipped in the rim.

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Actually, if they were from an original '82 Limited edition, then they would be color matched to the exterior paint color of the Jeep.
Something like this then.

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Actually, if they were from an original '82 Limited edition, then they would be color matched to the exterior paint color of the Jeep. They came in Silver, white, and maybe others? and the wheels were the same color with beauty rings clipped in the rim.

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I have a 1985 CJ7 and I want to repaint my original steelies their original color, gray (steel). How would I get a paint to match that? Were black wheels an option back then? I know I can get the shop to match and mix as closely as possible but the paint is faded and Id prefer to get it right the first time but Im not to anal about it.
I was thinking the original steelies were white, but not a bright white. I think we have the originals in Houston at my dad's house.
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