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SPRING PAINT

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    What kind of paint do you guy use for painting your spring. I want a hi-gloss black but I dont want you use regular spray paint because it will chip/flake/crack off when they move around. So what do yall use? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    You could use POR15..it doesn't chip or flake off
     
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    You could use POR15..it doesn't chip or flake off

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    it seems to be flaking off my leaf springs /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    and i did all the recomended prep work.
     
  4. SUBFAN

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    Get some from a farm supply store or a John Deere dealer, tough stuff....
     
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    Get some from a farm supply store or a John Deere dealer, tough stuff....

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    How well does this stuff do on rust?
     
  6. purple76pearl

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    ok ill throw this at ya
    take a d/a and hit the whoel thing real good
    places where there is rust, go to a local paint supply get what they call rust mort, follow the instructions and apply to areas of cancer
    also get what they call z chrome, its a good primer
    after primering it
    go to hardware store and get industrial pait, gloss black, its a single stage, so no clear coat, spray it on nice and think, you should be ok for a while, but as many rigs as i have painted, if not done right you will have spring paint, fall paint, winter paint, and summer paint, thats my 2 cents worth, if you are cheap like me and just want somethign to match it all the way around for the summer months till winter when you paint the whoel thing right, go get some fo fo krylon and just spray it flat black, dont laugh cause i ran a hot rod truck of mine for 2 years with it, and never had a problem, looks like primer and no one was the wiser
     
  7. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> OK, I found this stuff about a year ago but I wanted to try it myself before recommending it. That being said, you know that I can't back up how well it will work, but it does APPEAR to be the best stuff that you could use to paint your springs.

    http://www.agspecialty.com/EZslide.htm

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  8. SUBFAN

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    A version of that can also be found at farm type stores....
     
  9. tRustyK5

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    I completely stripped a set of 57" Ford springs and blasted them with 2 coats of epoxy enamel spray paint. That was a year ago and several wheeling trips and they isn't a flaky spot or a single rust spot anywhere. I hit em with a hose to get the mud off now and then and they are still the same flat black they were when I painted them.

    I highly recomend epoxy enamel paint...my buddy did his 52" springs about the same time and they look just as good still. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
  10. TONYP

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    nice call Shag... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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