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    Does anyone know what the AC code is for the wheels, in particular the early kind? Looking to get some straightened, blasted, powder-coated or painted.

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    Isn't it just gris rose like on the roof of a D Safari and wheels?
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    I believe it is AC140 Gris Rose. The same as the CX. I am about to do the same with my CX rims! I am not too sure about powder coating. I think I prefer to use two pack Epoxy Enamel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    I believe it is AC140 Gris Rose. The same as the CX. I am about to do the same with my CX rims! I am not too sure about powder coating. I think I prefer to use two pack Epoxy Enamel!
    Cheers Gerry
    I guess with powder coating, you can't get AC140 and because I lean more towards originality than frank 'n' steining, it seems that the only way I'm going to get that colour is by painting it.

    Gris Rose certainly rings a bell. I think you're both right. Certainly better than the spraycan silver (AC UGH) it has at the moment.

    Thanks guys.
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    Folks,

    Gris rose was used on Ds during the 1960s. See link below for later colours.

    http://www.citroen-ds-id.com/index.h...our_Codes.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    Folks,

    Gris rose was used on Ds during the 1960s. See link below for later colours.

    http://www.citroen-ds-id.com/index.h...our_Codes.html

    Cheers,

    Ken W
    Sorry got my colour names muddled up Gris Rose is AC136. AC140 is just plain old Gris.
    It is AC 140 used on GS and CX.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Gris AC 140 from Nuancierds

    I haven't seen a good GS wheel for a long time, though to my memory, they're more creamy in colour than grey.
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    http://www.gs-gsa.org/couleurs.php

    Look for the three notations "( Jantes )"
    At the bottom of the page

    Gris AC 140
    Gris Metal AC 089
    Gris Metal FVA
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    http://www.gs-gsa.org/couleurs.php

    Look for the three notations "( Jantes )"
    At the bottom of the page

    Gris AC 140
    Gris Metal AC 089
    Gris Metal FVA
    Cheers Gerry


    I was looking on that page, but failed to scroll down. Cheers.

    a '71 wheel from that (famous) GS with the flags painted on it...

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    Yes that car is great. I would love to replicate that scheme on My 1220.
    However maybe that list is not complete. I have just photographed the wheels on the 1220 and they are definitely not that strong grey colour. Much more of a pale creamy grey. Seems closer to some of the beiges that are listed at the top of this page.
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    Gerry, Carl Rofe in NZ painted a GS "flag car" once. He found the hardest part was obtaining photos of the boot with its 3 flags. There is a feature on it in an issue of NZ CitroŽn magazine.

    Donat, I would strongly recommend two=pack painting over powder coating for wheels. Powder coating cracks easily and, once cracked, your beautiful finish turns to rust faster than Jimmy's boat under Witchiepoo's spell.

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    I think I'll go down the two pack road with this one. Not looking forward to bearing the brunt of those who are painting the wheels and those who will put on the new tyres and thus end up scratching said painted wheels - all while hearing some whine about how crap 'Citruns' are whilst the 'airbag suspension' is pretty cool.

    Well I hope that won't be the case.

    I think if it's 'historically correct' to gris, I'll go gris. Don't want to lose concours points or anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Yes that car is great. I would love to replicate that scheme on My 1220.
    However maybe that list is not complete. I have just photographed the wheels on the 1220 and they are definitely not that strong grey colour. Much more of a pale creamy grey. Seems closer to some of the beiges that are listed at the top of this page.
    Cheers Gerry
    I've come to this thread a bit late. I just been down to look at my GS wheel collection (17 in total). If you look inside the wheel around the central hole you can get a better idea of the original colour (assuming of course that the wheel hasnt been repainted). 16 of my wheels are whitish cream with a hint of grey, but there is a rogue one which is very much whiter and doesn't appear to have been repainted.
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    Now if we can only come up with a colour code for them Roger
    Cheers Gerry

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    Apologies for the thread resurrection!

    Has anyone come to a conclusive conclusion on the colour code for GS wheels?

    I'm about to order paint for my wagon...

    Driving - '90 XM, '85 CX IE Auto, 406 Coupe, 405 srdt wagon, '78 dyane, Resting (or Rusting): '73 Birotor '82 CX Presitige, '81 CX Break IE, GS X2, GS1015 Wagon, GS 1300 5sp Wagon, '76 GS 1220 Wagon, '75 GS Wagon, '58 2CV, '58 Vauxhall Velox

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    I'm going with AC 140 in acrylic with clear on top after I get the wheels sandblasted and etch-primed. So glad I could source 145 XZXs - wouldn't be right without it. Happy to pay the right price to allow the car to feel like Opron and co intended it to be.

    One of my wheels has MAXIM MOTORS in yellow chalk written on the inside. What a nice touch.
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    Hi,

    just wanted to ask;

    is AC140 the correct color for CX wheels?

    Thank you,

    J.

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    Yes! AC140 is correct.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Yes! AC140 is correct.
    As I cleaned the wheels before I put them into the acid tank, I noticed they are more light grey/creamy white on the backside, but the front is more like metallic grey. They don't seem to be resprayed, but who knows...

    Are you sure they didn't use a different color in 1977 than before?

    Thanks.

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    My Car is 78 and I used AC 140. It looks perfectly correct.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    My Car is 78 and I used AC 140. It looks perfectly correct.
    I understand. Would you happen to know where to find the mixing formula or RAL-code or something so the paint shop could mix it for me? I looked at the sheets linked to earlier in this thread, but could not find AC140.

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    Might be a bit late - but I painted my GS rims AC140 Gris Grey and they didn't suite the car

    In the end I took one of the rims I thought was appropriately matched to my car colour and have the paint shop match it. Below is an example
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkey View Post
    Might be a bit late - but I painted my GS rims AC140 Gris Grey and they didn't suite the car

    In the end I took one of the rims I thought was appropriately matched to my car colour and have the paint shop match it. Below is an example
    Thanks, mate. Hard to tell on my CX. The rims are more like your mounted GS wheel on the backside, but the front is darker.

    My only guess is that they perhaps had lighter colored wheels on the CX earlier, and when they made mine which is 1977 they had leftover rims that they resprayed on the front only. It looks factory, not home made...

    But Im using Pallas hub caps, so it's not the end of the world anyways...!

    Cheers!

    J.

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