Author Topic: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT  (Read 144 times)

Offline Mark Ascher

  • Administrator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1387
Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:56:53 PM »
Speaking of Steering Wheels...
Who here has painted a Frank McIntyre wheel? what did you use, and what was the process?

Thanks!

Mark
65 GS HT 4 Speed - BCA Senior 2015; AACA Junior First 2016
66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
07 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

Offline Brian

  • Global Moderator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 863
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 02:37:25 PM »
I have not painted a Frank steering wheel, but have painted an original NOS Buick one that was tan to make it blue for my 64.  Paint it with single-stage acrylic urethane paint--like PPG Concept.  We added a little bit of flattening agent to it as well so it would not have too much shine to be realistic.  Don't use enamel--does not get as hard as the urethane paints and won't hold up as well.  Also, don't use base coat/clear coat paint because it will always look like it has clear coat on it and not look realistic. 
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
'88 Ford F-150 4x4 (used to be 4x2)
'89 Ford F-350 4x4
'03 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

Offline dsags

  • Administrator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1321
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 03:17:49 PM »
Mark,

Chuck's body guy painted the one for the convertible. It turned out perfect. Maybe Chuck can convince him to do another.

Dan
1965 Gran Sport 4 speed Convertible, BCA Sr Gold
1965 Gran Sport Hardtop

Offline Mark Ascher

  • Administrator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1387
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 03:41:40 PM »
Dan, Brian,

Thanks to both for the info. I'll have my guy paint it, just wasn't sure of the type of paint.
I'm working on sanding now. I used Plastex to fill the holes in the back of the rim and some
other imperfections. Need to get it to the painter next week so I can get it back before Brookfield.
Hopefully.

Mark
65 GS HT 4 Speed - BCA Senior 2015; AACA Junior First 2016
66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
07 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

Offline 66nailhead

  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 140
Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 03:46:16 PM »
I use automotive paint on the ones I've repaired and repainted. I spray them in ppg urethane primer, then seal it, then I use base coat clear coat. All ppg products. It's what we use at the body shop. You could also use a Matt clear if you didn't want them as shiny as a car.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dan Harper

66 buick gs hardtop.  401/st400
66 buick gs convertible. 401/st300. Original Verde green with 70,000 miles.
66 buick special 2dr post. 340/st400.

Offline WkillGS

  • Administrator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1487
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
Mark, be sure to test fit the horn bar. I heard some wheels weren't quite perfect in that area.
Walt K
Eastern Pa

66 GS Astro Blue/blue 425 auto
66 GS Silver Mist/black 401 4 spd
66 GS Flame Red/black 401 5 spd
66 GS Saddle Mist/black 401 L76 auto
66 Special Flame Red/black 300 5 spd
65 GS vert Verde Green/ Saddle buckets 401 4 spd
79 Turbo Regal

Offline cwmcobra

  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1127
  • "His and Hers" '65 GS Convertibles
    • Ginky Weeds Restoration Project
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
Mark,

Chuck's body guy painted the one for the convertible. It turned out perfect. Maybe Chuck can convince him to do another.

Dan

The paint used on both Dan's and my Frank McIntyre repro wheels was Dupont ChromaPremier single stage urethane.

Chuck
Steve Shuman's 1965 Skylark Gran Sport Convertible = Flame Red / 401 / 4 BBL / Automatic
1965 Skylark Gran Sport Convertible = Verde Green / 401 / 2 x 4 BBL / 4-speed (undergoing restoration)
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica = Midnight Blue / Ford Racing 521 / custom 1000 cfm 4 BBL / 5-speed

BCA 48497

Offline Mark Ascher

  • Administrator
  • Crazy about Buick!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1387
Re: Frank McIntyre Steering Wheel PAINT
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 10:24:20 AM »
Thanks all for the info. Very helpful!

Mark
65 GS HT 4 Speed - BCA Senior 2015; AACA Junior First 2016
66 Impala 396/TH400/12 Bolt "Project Rodent Remediation"
69 Bel Air 2 Door Sedan "Project Junior Stock"
07 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)