MrEd

Does anyone near Scottsdale have titanium colored Hercules wheels?

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Bit of a long shot but does anyone near Phoenix/Scottsdale have factory powder coated Titanium Hercules wheels for a Murcielago?

 

I replaced my Grigio Telesto manual LP640 with a black manual LP640 that I am color changing to Verde Draco and I want to get them an example of the factory titanium color/finish to replicate on the Hercules wheels on the car which are currently painted black. There is not a paint code for the color, unfortunately.

 

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I can't help with the wheels unfortunately but I just watched the video and literally everything you said was so spot on. Getting used to the complete uselessness of the Murci but realizing there's nothing that could replace it made me laugh because it's so true.

 

Congrats on the new car, can't wait to see the finished product. I have always loved Draco as well, stoked to see one in the US.

 

 

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You should be able to get the factory wheel paint code from Lamborghini.

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You should be able to get the factory wheel paint code from Lamborghini.

 

Spoke to them and they said they didn't have a paint code because of the way they are powder coated. The black wheels are painted. Their advice was to get a shop with spectrum analyzer to match it but you really need more surface area for those to work well.

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I emailed a former Lamborghini engineer who was the project leader of several cars including the LP640 and the Reventon. His response:

 

"Hi John! that‘s a million $ question man! I do not believe so or at least, we used to buy painted wheels but the Lamborghini After Sales should definitely be able to help... or they didn‘t? sorry, but it‘s really long ago."

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Congrats on the new project!

 

Another option is to grab an RAL or Pantone color book and just try to match colors. Keep in mind that powder coats are not 100% true to color, and the same color will vary slightly from batch to batch. A liquid pigment paint is the only way to get a super consistent color from batch to batch. We're really splitting hairs here, but it might matter.

 

I'd start with these guys and see what they can do. Typically they will send you powder coated metal swatches as samples.

 

https://www.tiger-coatings.us/

 

https://oem.sherwin-williams.com/services/c...ting-color-card

 

http://www.cardinalpaint.com/

 

http://www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com/Techn...cts/Powder.aspx

 

 

You might also hit up the guys at HRE, if anyone will know what a very similar powder coat color code is for a factory color, I have to think they will be the ones.

 

If I can help you out with anything don't hesitate to ask.

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You could also trade your black set for a set of factory titanium wheels. I'm sure Roy Cats or another dealer has a set laying around.

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Haven't ever seen a set of the Titanium Hercules wheels in-person and I'm in the business. I've seen a picture or two but those wheels are extremely rare, practically a Bespoke option. Shouldn't be too hard to get the paint code and someone referenced one above. If you already have Hercules wheels as-shown in the images then just paint them.

 

As-stated several times on this forum, I owned your car in 2010 and 2011 and know the history of it - clearly before I got it and even for a few years after it was gone. It even showed up in a Phoenix CraigsList ad two years ago. It actually was a really nice car when I sold it but the gherkin who bought it was an attention-whore. It was in a pretty sad-looking state by the time I saw that CraigsList ad, so to hear all of the love that it's been getting lately put a smile on my face. Here's the detailed thread I posted when I saw that CraisgList ad:

http://www.lambopower.com/forum/index.php?...c=79454&hl=

 

Great video (and you have a super 'radio' voice!). Let me know if you have any questions about your gated LP640.

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Sooo.... basically gave away a set a few years ago. Didn't realize they were that rare. fcuk.

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Hercules wheels (introduced on the Murcielago Roadster) have always been strong. They were good out of the box and still are today. If we had a set to sell we'd get $6k for them.

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The paint code for my Titanium Herucles Wheels is Lamborghini 226618 Médium Grey metallic

 

Wow! Thanks so much. I will see if my shop can reference that paint code.

 

I emailed a former Lamborghini engineer who was the project leader of several cars including the LP640 and the Reventon. His response:

 

"Hi John! that‘s a million $ question man! I do not believe so or at least, we used to buy painted wheels but the Lamborghini After Sales should definitely be able to help... or they didn‘t? sorry, but it‘s really long ago."

 

Thanks so much for checking John. Hopefully my guy can use Louis's code above. My contacts all said the same thing you heard - no idea. The gray on your orange car and the paint I had done to my orange car was just a bit too dark and always stuck out to me. Hopefully I can get it.

 

I was hoping someone would have a set laying around but Roy didn't and none of the dealers I have found have a set. A trade would be awesome.

 

Did that gray car you were looking at that had them ever sell? Seems like it was advertised forever. Perhaps they are ready to change the look up.

 

Ed, congrats on your next adventure!

 

Thanks! Excited to see it come together.

 

Haven't ever seen a set of the Titanium Hercules wheels in-person and I'm in the business. I've seen a picture or two but those wheels are extremely rare, practically a Bespoke option. Shouldn't be too hard to get the paint code and someone referenced one above. If you already have Hercules wheels as-shown in the images then just paint them.

 

As-stated several times on this forum, I owned your car in 2010 and 2011 and know the history of it - clearly before I got it and even for a few years after it was gone. It even showed up in a Phoenix CraigsList ad two years ago. It actually was a really nice car when I sold it but the gherkin who bought it was an attention-whore. It was in a pretty sad-looking state by the time I saw that CraigsList ad, so to hear all of the love that it's been getting lately put a smile on my face. Here's the detailed thread I posted when I saw that CraisgList ad:

http://www.lambopower.com/forum/index.php?...c=79454&hl=

 

Great video (and you have a super 'radio' voice!). Let me know if you have any questions about your gated LP640.

 

Thanks! It has had a rough few years but we went through it and apart from the cosmetics it is very solid.

 

 

Sooo.... basically gave away a set a few years ago. Didn't realize they were that rare. fcuk.

 

Yeah, would have loved to have them! The 670 wheels look terrific now, though.

 

Hercules wheels (introduced on the Murcielago Roadster) have always been strong. They were good out of the box and still are today. If we had a set to sell we'd get $6k for them.

 

For sure.

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Hercules wheels (introduced on the Murcielago Roadster) have always been strong. They were good out of the box and still are today. If we had a set to sell we'd get $6k for them.

 

That’s good to hear that I’ve already made 50% on my Hercules investment!

 

I kept the speedlines for originality so I can sell the Hercules separately when the time comes.

 

Making good returns on my Esprit OZ Nova wheels too. They are in the same price range as the Hercules now, and I got them for around $2k 5 years ago.

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Thanks so much for checking John. Hopefully my guy can use Louis's code above. My contacts all said the same thing you heard - no idea. The gray on your orange car and the paint I had done to my orange car was just a bit too dark and always stuck out to me. Hopefully I can get it.

 

I was hoping someone would have a set laying around but Roy didn't and none of the dealers I have found have a set. A trade would be awesome.

 

Did that gray car you were looking at that had them ever sell? Seems like it was advertised forever. Perhaps they are ready to change the look up.

 

You're welcome. Agreed that the gray on my orange car and the paint you had done on your orange car was just a bit too dark. Looked good, but I could tell it was darker than the factory titanium wheel color option.

 

Not sure if the gray ever sold. Owner was a bit difficult and wanted the money wired to him to pay off the car vs. his bank who would give any overage to him and the title to the buyer. I did reach out to him today and asked if he still had it. I know the wheels on it are factory titanium Hercules.

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MrEd: Would the paint code not be the same as on a titanium colour/finish set of Dione wheels from the Aventador?

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You're welcome. Agreed that the gray on my orange car and the paint you had done on your orange car was just a bit too dark. Looked good, but I could tell it was darker than the factory titanium wheel color option.

 

Not sure if the gray ever sold. Owner was a bit difficult and wanted the money wired to him to pay off the car vs. his bank who would give any overage to him and the title to the buyer. I did reach out to him today and asked if he still had it. I know the wheels on it are factory titanium Hercules.

 

The shop is going to spray out the color mentioned above. Hopefully that looks right.

 

MrEd: Would the paint code not be the same as on a titanium colour/finish set of Dione wheels from the Aventador?

 

That is a matte finish. Different than the Murci wheels.

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226618 Medium Grey metallic is the color that I was advised to touch up the rim paint of my Hercules wheels and it was absolutely perfect !

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