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Painting diff cover?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Just got my Jethro-built 14BFF cover ... poor Fedex guy was stooping to carry the box up :D ... damn, this thing is 100% USDA grade-A BEEF :woot:

    Anyway, gonna go drain the old girl and test-fit the new one, but when it comes time to put it on, I figger I should primer it and paint it, yes? Untreated steel is gonna get rusty and nasty-looking :pimp:

    Should I leave the gasket surface unpainted, so as to get best sealing?

    Then the other question is what color -- I'm leaning towards the middle blue of my three-color blue camo (hugger orange just doesn't go with the camo!) ... but I'm debating trying to work a bowtie onto it somewhere :saweet:

    Ideas?

    -- A
     
  2. grindkings

    grindkings 1/2 ton status

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    I painted mine blue. I didn't worry about primer. Just take it off and get a grinder witha steel wool wheel and polish is up, then just through that paint on it. I'm sure primer would make it look better, but i'm sure it will get sractched and stuff anyways.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I used rim paint and no primer , left the inside bare . Works for me :grin:
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    camo it,that what I did to mine. No need for primer, they are going to get scatched anyway.
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    and voila, we are rolling...

    -- A

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    Looks good, but I think camo would have looked better on it.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    pumping that gear oil in there is fun huh?? stupid thing holds to much fluid :D
     
  8. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yeah, but it's a bit small to camo-ify. It stands out from the rest of truck good enough ... seeing as the rest is either camo, or dark rusty/greasy black goo :D

    And 85mudblazin, you know it ... had to go get another gallon of gear oil, grumble grumble... but that thing won't get hot or go bad, ever :D

    -- A
     
  9. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Faawkin sweeeet dude! I love seein my stuff on peoples trucks. Right on brother...Thanks for the bidness! :D
     
  10. dyeager535

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    Quick question that is somewhat related I guess. (looks nice BTW)

    Does gear oil "froth" like engine oil and cause the same problems? It seems that with that much oil in there it would really beat the oil up. I guess it's not really being pumped or anything like an engine, is that the only proble, with overfilling an engine? (loss of pressure because the pump can't push the froth) I know I've heard of people filling up their diffs on a hill to get more fluid in them, but I never really considered the parallel or lack thereof compared to an engine.

    I guess also, if the pinion is raised, the additional fill is necessary anyways.
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Hit it with fine steel wool then polish it then Clear it :pimp:
     
  12. primr87

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    the reason eng. oil foams up is because of the crankshaft beating up the oil like an egg beater. in a diff I dont think oil level is as critical as long as u put enough in
     

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