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Suspension & Steering parts, What can & can't you paint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, May 6, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I'm starting my suspension/x-over project next week, so I need to know what I can and can't paint. I've read things about not painting certian steering parts & such because the metal doesn't make proper contact. I'd just be using a rattle can.

    Here's the list of the parts I have that I would like to paint:

    WFO Draglink
    WFO DLE's
    WFO Steering Arm
    WFO Pitman Arm
    DIY4x Shackles
    Dunks shakle-flip bracket
    4 Tuff Country leaf springs
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I would think everthing is paintable except the holes for the TRE's in the arms and the underside of the steering arm itself.
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Paint everything after it's all assembled and installed, then you won't be able to get paint where it doesn't belong.
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Don't paint the holes for the DRE's and TRE's or the two mating surfaces between the steering arm and knuckle.
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Some tape and a razor works wonders .

    Mask off the mating surfaces of the steering arms , paint the rest .

    So paint don't go in the holes mask each hole and use the razor to go around the hole just enough the hole stays covered and you can't see unpainted areas when fasteners are on .
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    what they said... everything but threads and the underside of the steering arm.

    j
     

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