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Hi Alfisti.

Been a while since I've posted, but here goes.
I'm in need of a bit of specialist knowledge.

My stock 159 Ti multispoke alloys are in with a specialist wheel refurber right now.

I have 3 options:

1 Go with one of their in-house silver paint options
2 Choose a close-as-we-can-get silver from one of their swatch colours
3 Get the exact OEM stock paint code

I'd like to get the OEM paint code, but Alfa don't have it! :devious:
Does anyone know it, or could point me in a good direction?

Grazie mille!
 

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I think the paint code for Ti silver is 435.
 

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I've been trying to find the paint code and have had no luck. I've finally opted for a colour recommended by a local wheel refurbishing place (who also supply paint in 'rattle cans'). All I know is that the colour is a 'flat' silver with very little 'fleck' in it.

I won't know for sure if it's right until I get the paint on. I've prepped the wheels today and applied the primer. I'll be on it again tomorrow and will let you know the results (might take some pics too if I remember) :thumbup:
 

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Good luck!
 

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Ok. After much searching, I opted for this:

- Primer (grey etch primer) x 2 500ml rattle cans
- Deutsche Silver (does that mean my Alfa is now an Audi) :nervous: x 2 400ml rattle cans
- Clear Lacquer x 3 500ml rattle cans

The Deutsche Silver look's like a perfect colour match to me. It's that nice ti flat silver.

All sourced from these people: Alloy wheel paints and refurbishing body shop consumables They're local to me so I paid them a visit. Very helpful bunch.

My wheels were in pretty good condition, just some lacquer coming off (they'd obviously been refurbished before) in places and one minor bit of kerb damage.

The guys at alloy paints gave me some wet & dry which was perfect for sorting out the kerbed bit. The rest of the wheels were prepped with medium and fine finishing pads (like a brillo pad) from local motor factors. I didn't take any pics of the prep because I hadn't planned on posting on the forum :banghead:

After a quick wipe with panel wipe, the primer was applied. Fine dusting to start and then several coats on top (maybe 6 coats of primer in total).

Primer was then wet & dry sanded with a very fine sanding pad/sponge.

Wheels left to dry and then wiped with panel wipe.

On with the paint. Fine dusting to start and then several coats on top (maybe 4 coats)

The paint finish was good enough to apply the lacquer without and sanding. I probably went overboard with the lacquer, using all 3 cans (must have been 8 coats of lacquer)

I used a halogen heater to dry the paint after each final application (primer - paint - lacquer).

The wheels will need a polish to finish but they look good enough to me as they are. Took a couple of days to do but worth the effort.

I've ordered some new centre caps because mine were looking tatty.

Time will tell whether the paint is up to the job.

Oh. The paint is really toxic so get yourself some good face masks (I used two - one on top of the other) and make sure the place you use to paint the wheels is well ventilated. That's the Health & Safety lecture over (seriously, It's nasty stuff).

Here's a few pics:
 

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Gorgeous mate.

The wheel refurber I'm going to take my car to does a Sterling Grey which is nice, but too dark. If I give them the paint code 435 I hope they can work from that. If all else fails I'll hit them with the 'Deutsche Silver' ;)
 
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