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Painting Axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Once I get the axle stripped down. Whats the best way to paint it?. spray it?Primer?.. Powdercoat is too much $. Thanks.
     
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    When I finally get around to doing mine, I'm going to use Rust Bullet. Tough stuff...
     
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    CLICKY

    This will work for you.
     
  4. jekbrown

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    i always just use rustoleum (or similar) primer and then some cheap rattle can black paint. Its gonna get beat on and abused... no point in getting exotic (read expen$ive) with paint/powder.

    j
     
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    HAMMERITE PAINT, Clean it, wipe it down and shoot it, no primer needed.
     
  6. spearchucker

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    I'd chrome it.
     
  7. dark eternal

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    www.por15.com

    did my 14 and 60 in it, along with the entire frame and everything else :D

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  8. txfiremank5

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    I just went with some good quality rattle can stuff.. primer too.

    Bling bling... :pimp:

    14-paint2.jpg
     
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    I sand blasted mine and used Krylon brand-the rust preventing line, can't remember what they call it. It's held up fine so far.
     
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    That POR 15 stuff is hard a nails, but not cheap. I like appliance epoxy, it is designed to be "scrubbed" by an angry housewife after you make a mess and take a beating!
     
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    POR 15 is good, but depending on the use, it needs to be painted over, after it's applied. For axles you could probably get away with not painting.

    Heres a bit from their FAQ

    MUST I PAINT OVER POR-15 TO MAKE IT LAST?
    No, but POR-15 has an ultra-violet sensitivity and must be topcoated if continually exposed to sunlight. Once topcoated, POR-15 will remain effective for many years.


    WILL THE SUN DESTROY MY POR-15 COATING IF I DON'T TOPCOAT IT?
    No, your POR-15 protection will remain, but the sun will change its appearance cosmetically. That's why we recommend you topcoat it.
     
  12. anthony stark

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    I used spray can undercoating
     
  13. Canadianbuilder

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    Awesome bumper

    That front bumper is sick.That a homebuilt or a store bought unit?I want something like that on the front of my 'burb. :saweet: :D
     
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    It's a ranch hand (brand) a pretty common front replacment here in Texas, they also make various styles etc... as well as tool box's, rear bumpers, headache racks, bed rails pretty much all the fixin's.

    They have a website if you're interested...
     
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    rustoleum and then undercoat?

    good luck
     
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    brite touch spray paint from advance auto parts, or wal-mart color place brand--- $.98
     

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