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resurfacing axles.....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    What is the best way to do this? sandblasting would be quick but would it screw anything up?
     
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    Just wire wheel it and paint with a chassis paint like por15 and others.


    Later
     
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    IMHO POR 15 costs to much to put on a axle where it is going to chip off anyway, wire wheel it, sanblasting is good, but make shure you clean it real, real,real good before putting it back together, i had to put a new yoke on my 14ff because their was media left over in the axle after the PO sandblasted it.
    put some rustolum rattle can on it and call it good.
     
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    I used "Tractor and Implement" paint from TSC. Pretty tough stuff, but it takes awhile to cure.
     
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    Wonder if you could ryno line it.... :saweet: :yikes: :woot: :thinking:
     
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    ive been wondering the same thing about the bedliner? anyone done it, if so how does that work?
     
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    you dont want to rhino line an axle. At SOME point you'll need to weld, grind or cut it... and a rubbery coating is not going to help that at all. Rattle can it and call it good.

    j
     
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    The way I did it was I took both axels compleatly apart then I used a Hotsy pressure washer to get rid of old oil, greese and dirt. Then I sand blasted any part that was going to get painted. For paint I used Ace hardware red oxide primer (great stuff) and topped it off with Krylon gloss black and Krylon clear (3) coats for the bling factor.
     
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    good point.... in fact that reminds me. my shock mounts are cracking...

    only problem is i don't have a welder.
     
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    If you sand blast it, make sure that you wrap the pinion with like 100 feet of string, then put masking tape on top of that. That'll keep all the blasting media out of your pinion bearings. Once you finish blasting, you can take the tape off, then wirebrush the little bit that is left and do your coating.
     
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    i wirewheeld mine with my angle grinder, then i wiped the surface down good with napitha to get all the dirt, dust and wax off, then i sprayed it with hamerite paint. took 2 cans to get a good 2 coats, and now thaat its cured, its not going anywhere :D
     

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