FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

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FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby REDONE » Wed May 15, 2019 9:31 pm

Hey all!
Does anyone know a Rust-Oleum or Krylon (or Ace Rust-Stop) color that's close enough to the factory color that nobody would notice? My Honcho/Chief wheels are in serious need of some rust mitigation.

At the same time, can anyone say with any degree of certainty if the steel Rally wheels they used in place of the wagon wheels were painted the same color as the wagon wheels?
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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby Stuka » Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 am

I think any bright white would work fine. I do not know the actual color code though, they may be tough to find. And may have even varied over the years.
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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby GrandW » Thu May 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Restored my rims with krylon. Thought it looked really good, if memory serves, there's a really long cure time. Not a pos / neg, but just be aware. Brushed / sanded everything, then primed, then painted. It's a surprising amount of work depending on how "perfect" you want them to look. Good luck!
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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby REDONE » Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 pm

Thanks guys!
I'm no stranger to rattlecanning steel wheels with decent results ;) These are my winter rims on the DD:
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And a close-up because I'm a shameless showoff:
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I'd be surprised to see that the wagon wheels were really a "bright white" since the examples available to me suggest some shade of creme, but that's the whole reason I'm asking. I know that US Wheel 70 Series wagon spokes are bright white, this is one I picked up as a miss-matched single for $30 to see if it'd fit on the Patriot (it didn't, 1" offset was a little too much):
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But (and it's a big but, haha!) the Jeep spoke wheels I've got are so yellow/brown it's hard to imagine they were ever a frosty bright snow white:
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Sorry for the funky angle, it's to dark to grab a fresh pic and that's the best one I've got in the imgur.

I've also recently had eyes on an 83 J10 with steelies (dog dish style) and while the pic doesn't do it justice, they also look like they've always been a creme color. The passenger side (not pictured) has been north-east facing for the last ten years, and the tires+wheels look much less sun-rotted and faded than the driver's side:
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The literature (sales brochures) are too tough to tell. They do look like a bright white in the brochure pics, but EVERYTHING looks extra bright in those pics, so there's no telling what they actually looked like.
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If they really are bright white with a red stripe, then that's great since it'd be easy enough to replicate. I asked about the Rally's because I'm going to switch to Chevy Rally's I've got lying around since they're a little wider, and they'll fit with the "Honcho" better than the base steelies that are on it. Thanks again guys!
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304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby FLeetFox » Thu May 16, 2019 8:48 pm

I've used a Wimbledon White (Ferd) rattle cans on steelies in the past because I prefer the creme-white look, they don't seem to look dirty as fast. I concur that the original white was not a bright white, but shaded towards a creme.

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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby REDONE » Fri May 17, 2019 8:46 am

Thanks fleet! I'm gonna give "ivory" from Ace a try on one wheel and see what I think of it. If it's too beige/yellow then I'll just default to bright white.

https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... se/1196450
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby DustinLangston » Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 am

That Patriot looks great Redone!!! How do you like it?
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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby DustinLangston » Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am

When I redid my Honcho wheels I just did a gloss white powder coat. But I wasn't sure if it was original, it just looked nice.
1982 Wagoneer Limited 5.3L Vortec 4L60E swap - finished/restored - sold - bought back - sold again
1979 Wagoneer 360 TH400 1339 QT - built into perfect daily driver - sold
1981 J10 Sportside Honcho - finished/restored - sold
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 5.3L Vortec 6L80E swap - finished/restored - sold
1967 Super Wagoneer - sold, too much work
1978 J10 Golden Eagle - finished/restored - sold
1962 Rambler Classic Cross Country Wagon - current project, wife's daily driver - she'll never let me sell it

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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby Brly » Fri May 17, 2019 11:17 am

I just got some new smoothies that I'm painting Wimbledon White (Dupli Color). I knew that's what I wanted and I think it will look great. Have 2 coats on so far. Got baby moon caps for them too. I'll hopefully be wrapping up a bunch of front end work next week. Once I get it driving again I'll post the results with new wheels and tires.
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Re: FSJ Wagon wheel (white spoke) color?

Postby JeepsAndGuns » Sun May 19, 2019 5:16 am

Just take one of the tires off one of the wheels (I know, easier said than done). The paint inside the wheels only sees sun when the tires have been removed. It might be a little dirty in there, but a little cleaner on a rag would get it back to looking new, so you can see what it is supposed to look like.
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