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axle painting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey what did you guys do to prep and paint your axles? Thanks!
     
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    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    wire wheel and rattle can
     
  3. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    Same here. Wheel on a 5" angle grinder, and some Krylon Rust Tough paint. After I install it I will coat it with 'Dirty PS Fluid' and 'Grungy Valvoline'; you know, for that 'finished' look.
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    same here, except I use a wire brush instead of a wheel.
     
  5. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    a long time with the wire wheel, all the prep for por 15, and two coats of glossy black por 15 paint.
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    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    another axle i painted, this one i sand blasted totally, and sprayed with primer, and then two coats of clat black engine paint.
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  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I've used the wire wheel in the past. It takes a long time... The last one I did I sandblasted. It's messy, but does a much better job in a much shorter time. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif For paint I used gloss black Rustoleum. It cleans up a bit nicer than flat finishes. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Wire wheel and gloss black, I agree that the gloss cleans up a bit better. </font>
     
  9. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    For the rear I just pressure washed and then used a wire wheel on a 4 1/2" angle grinder like already mentioned.WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!
    For my D60, I'm pressure washing it, then taking it down to bare housing, hot tanking it, then painting it with several coats of universal black or glossy black engine enamel, then building it. I'm taking each part like the knuckles, hubs, caliper backing plates, and beadblasting them at work before i paint em.

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  10. MOABDADC22

    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    You know that if this thread were anywhere else but here..............there would be replies like.

    Sandblast the 10 bolt housing.
    Grind all the welds smooth.
    Bondo all imperfections.
    Spray primer.
    Spray pink basecoat.
    Wet sand.
    Spray neon green basecoat.
    Wet sand
    Spray yellow basecoat.
    Wet sand
    Spray clearcoat.
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    Apply pinstriping and stickers.
    Wet sand
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    Paint mural on cheap chrome cover.
    Wax.
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    after i wire wheel,sand,and prep - i use bbq black spray
    paint and on top i use satin black.
    it cleans well.
    actually, i use it in the fender wells and undercarriage,
    it looks good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. greywolf

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    sandblaster,prep and por 15 paint /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. BowtieRed

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    i just painted my diff cover, yoke, and driveshaft red. now that looks different!!

    I painted over the nasty chrome "tape" i had on the driveshaft before.

    for the yoke i did this. drill press gring/cutting attachment got all paint off. STIFF wire brush/wheel on remaing paint and textured surface. couple days later i got around to painting it. i drenched the yoke in lighter fluid, wiped clean. drenched again, lit. i uses a WD40 blow torch to finish torching stubborn dirt. wiped clean. dried thouroughly. advance auto red enamel. 8 coats or so. i just kept repeating on the d-shaft, yoke and diff cover till the can ran out/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    por 15 for me /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  15. Flexy K20

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    I am bead blasting each Dana 60 part with a glass bead medium (makes the parts look like alumnium when done)
    then painting them with gloss black rustoleum. I have used primer in the past then gloss black over, but I figured
    out if holds up a lot better with out primer. Rustoleum is made to be on bare metal. I was kinda pissed after I
    spent a couple hours preping and painting my front 10 Bolt just to have it come off when I power washed it. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
    So from now on I dont use primer. But this time with the Dana 60 Iam going to do it RIGHT. Hopefully it will look
    better then new when I am done. Later
    -fLeXy K20
     
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    Good to know about the Rustoleum^^
     
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    i got mine painted red, 12 bolt, looks kinda cool with the chorme diff cover i put on there, one thing i would think of when doing this, if i was going black i might think of putting some bed liner on the axle housing, it might look kidna cool to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    you paint those things... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  19. TXsizeK5

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    lol, i figured I might as well make it look nice for now. Im thinking of painting the cover red... but screw it all I bought was black Krylon lol.

    I'm gunna be usin a wire wheel on em monday, any tips/tricks? Should I spray it down with some brake cleaner/degreaser/wd40 etc, first?

    PS. where do i get clear coat from(mechanic buddy recomended to put some on)? Can I get from autozone, o rielys?
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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