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what color is your diff cover

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RESTORE89, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG] had the cover off this weekend to install mt lockright and decided to sandblast and paint
    was heading for the flat black when my 12 year old daughter came by the shop and decided
    it would look real cool to paint it a bright color. needless to say she dug around in the paint locker until she found some flourescent green high temp engine paint. mt diff cover is now bright green.
    it is kind of neat looking, and is starting to grow on me. who knows maybe as we repair-replace suspension parts we will paint them to.

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I haven't painted mine yet, but when I painted the axles i left the covers bare. it depends on the body color. if I go orange I'll do them in orange and my diff guards in black. if not they'll be grey like my other pieces.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  3. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    mine is grease. One guy at work has a f*rd with a orange punkin face on his diff cover

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Well I just took off my rear one last week...It was chrome,but I put the stock one back on and painted it gloss black.

    I had problem's with the chrome one's (front &amp; rear) leaking.



    Eric
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  5. muddin4fun

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    my covers are black. However, as suspension/bushing parts get replaced, I get yellow ones. The truck will eventually be white, so it's just a neat little touch.

    <font color=green>Can't sleep...the clown will get me</font color=green>

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  6. TXsizeK5

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    Rust color lol... they were but i kinda cleaned it and sprayed a flat black enamel on it. Did the same with my hitch, Looks pretty nifty. Alot better than the crap brown color of rust =)

    87 Custom Deluxe
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  7. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Mine is poor mans chrome. Grim-reapers is yellow with a smiley face. [​IMG][​IMG]

    **WARN**ing, Something winching this way comes! [​IMG]
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  8. jekbrown

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    flat black. They have a slight purple-ish to them from the ceramic-impregnated high temp paint I used. BTW, that stuff adheres better if you bake the finish on....they recommend 400 degrees for 2-3 hours...when i did mine, I left them on my driveway on a 90 degree day in the sun allll day....and they turned out great. ;)

    at any rate, I'm not a big fan of all kinds of wacky colored parts under my rig. Maybe its just me, but I like everything under there to either be black, stainless, or chrome...and not much of the last 2! =p

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    cool idea (smiley) she wanted to paint it yellow, but the can was almost empty
    next time it comes off i think yellow is the way to go
    hopefully it stay green for a long time to come (fingers crossed the lockrite holds up)

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  10. aandpman

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    Rust and grease right now, but the 14FF and D-44 I'm building will be POR15 Black. Maybe then they will only become grease colored, with no rust.

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    My rear cover is blue, and my front tie rod is blue

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    my rear is olive drab green w/ tan bolts, and my front is earth brown w/ tan bolts. can you tell i was bored

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  13. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    U actually painted your bolts? LOL How well does that paint hold up to being wrenched on all the time? I was thinking of going with stainless bolts once...but then slapped my forehead and decided to save myself some money. ;)

    When the ff14b and D60 go in, I'll prolly get some nice thin shiny aluminum diff covers and then protect them with the standard tubular steel diff guard. As long as its protected fom rocks, aluminum is nice...looks good, doesnt rust, most Al covers add oil capacity, and aluminum can disipate heat like a champ.

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    muddy black now, next time i pull them off they're gonna get painted chevy orange.

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    u know, as much as I like chevs, I just can't get into the whole orange thing. Uhg, just nasty. =(

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    metallic bahama blue. I decided to give in and obey my childish 20 year old urges the last time I had them off so thats what happened. Eventually the covers will be black and the rock-rings will be blue, but thats a ways off yet.

    -matt
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    the cover to mine is getting painted white, then i'm turning over to my wife, who will probably paint flowers or a sunset or something like that on it.

    sounds sissy, but hey, it's a 14 bolt, and 14 bolts can do what they want.///

    greg

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    You guy's can see what color your diff is... Mine's so muddy I dont know what color they are... I think there's blue unf\der that there mud...
     
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    i did not even think of painting the front one. it is still gunk black, and will stay that way until needing work, hopefully in the distant future
    chris

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    Por15 black and then gloss black rust paint. Did both axle housings, springs, tie rods and anything else that looked like it needed painting. Looks cool and lasts.
    Shawnboy.

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