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best rattle-can brand for axel painting?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I am getting a new ff14b soon (thanks Brian!). The thing is apparently a lil crusty so I'm gonna wire-brush it and then rattle can it. Any hints on what brands of spray paint would be best? Application techniques? # of coats? As always, any help is appreciated, thanks!

    J


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  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    use lots of thin coats , and make sure its good and clean .



    dents ....
    O R D's axles
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     
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    use lots of thin coats , and make sure its good and clean .



    dents ....
    O R D's axles
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     
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    use lots of thin coats , and make sure its good and clean .



    dents ....
    O R D's axles
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     
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    Yes, lots of thin coats, at least 15 minutes apart. As far as brand, I don't know, I havn't used enough to pick one over the others.

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    I wire brushed mine and sprayed on some black Rustoleum appliance epoxy. Just did one thick coat (I used the same paint on my wheels and the second coat ate away at the first[​IMG]). The finish came out super glossy and its holding up real well. Here's a pic:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/albums/album60/aaq.sized.jpg>Painted 14Bolt</a>

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    I use Rustolium Rust Stop satin black and the techniques mentioned above.

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    YES YES YES FRIZZLE FRY IS right ............ rustoleum SATIN BLACK.. you can get it at home depot.. its cheap..

    I did a car 12 bolt axle once with that paint and it turned out bitchin.. looked brand new... axles are not supposed to be glossy.. flat would "do" but satin is PERFECT. trust us :) get satin black

    I have some pictures if you want, email me

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    Its been about 3 months now... still looks as good as the day I painted them. That stuff is hard to scratch too.

    Rod
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    I used VHT gloss black on mine (almost 3 years ago now). I cleaned up the housing with a wire brush, hit it heavily with engine degreaser (and rinsed with water), let dry, and then one last wash down with brake cleaner. Let everything sit overnight and then applied 10 or so *light* coats (prevents rusting and later chipping). It's made for high temps and resists fuel, oil, etc. I have dropped wrenches and ratchets on it (not on purpose of course [​IMG]) and it is still going strong.

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    Here is a good and cheap cleaning tip. Buy oven cleaner. Spray it on and walk away. 15 minutes later spray it off. You might have to do this 2 or 3 times but damn. You can eat off of it in the end.

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    Wire brush the chunkes off then put some oven clean,like mentioned above, put a coat or 2 of a rust conventer primer on it, you can get it any where, wal-mart sells it even, then if you aren't going to be showing it brush on some exterior house paint let that dry for a dry or so then about 3 to 5 thin couts of some thing that lokks good to the eye as far as color any brands work fo rall of this, It does take about 3 days before you get to put it in but it will be bomb proof, and if it is just a beater don't even bother with the last step(spray can) that is just for looks anyways, so the wife/girlfreind won't kill you cause it doesn't look great!!!!



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