Re: 1954 Mercury wheel color

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Roy & Brenda Lange



have a 53″ Merc – very nice driver not a points car. As John Harvey said you can go with whatever color you

want. But when it came to my wheels I checked with a local guy that has built

two Dearborn winner 53’s and this is what I learned. The wheel color is called

Vermillion. It took awhile but I found in made by Plasti-kote (FM-8134). It only

comes in 8 oz spray cans and I had to buy it through my local part store

(Carquest)…he was able to order it for me and get it in one day. Now as to painting the

wheels…..this is the fun part. From what I understand, the wheels were all

supplied in black to Ford. What they did was to spray the wheels only on one

side with the Vermilion color. When you paint the wheels, first spray then

black. Then spray the outside surface with the Vermillion and make sure

you spray through the holes in the rims as it will then leave the red paint (overspray or through spray) on

the back side of the rims. This is supposed to be the correct way. You can take

it for whatever you want but the paint is available and the procedure is easy

enough to do, plus it makes for a great story when you are telling others about

your restoration of the car.

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