500 mile car of Tommy in Tampa, never been painted.. All white rims are painted with the same colour(Canadian spelling) as the White Amphicar. Steering wheel, knobs, Visor brackets are a deeper shade. I add yellow tint to the white to darken it a bit. you can see the shade of Tommy's in picture of radio.
Gord - great reply - i see the subtle difference you point out. It helps me to understand what my "personal" preference is- (top photo). Although maybe not exactly 100% accurate, I think i like best, the look of the rims matching (close as possible) the color of the white in the actual whitewall (and, yes, keeping the sidewall that color with cleaner, to at least slow down inevitable eventual yellowing)
This will be fun when i bring one of my tires to the auto paint shop to scan the sidewall with the color-match camera#%.
The correct colour is exactly the same as a German taxi. Google "German Taxi" to see what I mean !
German Taxi colour has its own RAL code, 1015. From that almost any paint suppliers should be able to mix it.
Don't paint them bright "appliance white" I understand your logic of matching the tyre but they just look wrong !
Well, i 100% agree that they would look a mite wrong from the originally delivered, stock-look...but were all cars delivered with that color rim-if so, a "whitewall-white" wouldnt be as wrong as some of the other various colors ive seen rims be#%.
Coming from a car that had original CEAT white walls that were taller and had a more massive "white area", and now going down to a slightly smaller radial and slightly less wide white wall, i'm looking to re-create that big thick white statement that I'm used to.
I think it adds a thickness and mass to the wheel wells that makes the car look beefier when it's all a unified white color… At least to my eye. There's something to be said for the chrome and two separate shades of white along with the black tire… But having four colors in a small wheel assembly just seems too busy to me ... Just a personal thing .
Who knows what I will do; at this point the rims are an off sand color and the tires are mounted and balanced l, so as it is I would have to dismoubt, strip them down, refinish the rims, and do all that crap ...and that's not high on the list of priorities when the motor isn't even running, and the windows, top, interior and trims arent even in yet. Most important of all – you guys really helped me know where my thought process is in the spectrum of opinion and options that are available out there… Once again proving the value of this resource and your collective generosity
V shall C.