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Paint?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by DougP, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. DougP

    DougP Registered Member

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    What are you guys using to paint your tcases? Do you also paint the Doubler, or leave it bare Aluminum?
     
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    Paint? that's for those pretty trucks /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  3. DougP

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    Mostly worried about rust prevention, but it'd be nice if it looked good enough to show off.
     
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    Still more for showing. Aluminum won't rust
     
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    wont "rust" like steel. but it will corrode.
    white flakey powder. thats your aluminum going bye bye.
    use a clear coat on the aluminum. and just some black "oil resistant" auto paint. like the engine paint, or any color for that fact, but i think the black looks good.
    Grant
     
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    I like to paint the t-cases with chevy orange and leave the Doubler bare, but we're not in a really corrosive climate. A light grey also works well for the gearboxes. I like light colors so that you can see the parts easier to ID problems like leaks, loose bolts, etc.
    I think an anodized adapter would be really cool but in the real world here, I'd just paint it if you're worried about corrosion. You might have to prep it with some kind of primer or acid etch. I don't know much about it.
     
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    Eastwood has some sweet CAST and aluminum paint that looks good on trannies and t-cases! a can for each unless your painting from the bottom /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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