Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Jul 6, 2002.
when you paint up axls and all that and the frame do ya do it all in POR-15?
94.00 Flat black spray paint. Easy touchup /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Just make sure you degrease everything very well before you paint it.
When I did everything on PI from the frame down I prssure wased the crap outta it then used some old cheapo enamel paint I had laying around. I think it was Limco. Maybe Nason. I dont remember anymore! But it was one of them. I used almost a gallon on the frame, springs, axles, and inner fenders. I used gloss black so that clean up will be a snap. If its shiney... its smooth. If its smooth... itll clean up easy. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
you might try appliance enamel. Its heat resistant, and some of them are epoxy based, so they are pretty tough.
cool...i just want something tough, and that would make it look better..cause who wants to look at rusty axls and springs after you have your truck all lifted!!??of course you would have new springs if you did a whole system thuogh.
I used engine enamel on mine with an additional clear coat. Dirt washes right off.
Por-15 chassis cote. It a nice sattin black. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
did you do it a certain color or just black?
I just painted my axles in preperation for installation. I sprayed the pumpkins,dif.covers,and hubs with enamel for the heat resistance like jekbrown said, and the tubs with just a cheap primer. That way, touch up on a regular basis won't be expensive. All in flat black. But doing it in gloss sounds like the way to go for the easy clean.
yea..well, thanx for the tips guys!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
I used Napa's Industrial Coatings black engine paint. Durable, easy to clean, and looks good too. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
so did ya just take them out and paint them or did you do it while you were in the process of something else? i think i would do t when im putting a lift in! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
o yea what do you use to paint it? a gun or a brush or what?
The POR-15 chassis cote is a sattin or simi-gloss black that duplicates factory look. I would recomend spraying. It is UV stable(hope thats not an issue /forums/images/icons/grin.gif ) and you can apply second cotes with out using por-15's tie-cote prep.
sweet...any major preping to do..or do you just take the axle right out and spray the thing?
yeha, paint gun. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
I just wire brushed my 3/4 tons under the truck and sprayed them with por-15 meatle prep(it is like ossfo) and then sprayed them with chassis cote. I am doing my 1 tons this weekend. I sand blasted them, replaced pinion seals, and breaks, and have only painted the 60 so far.
ahh kool..do you have a sand blaster?
Im sandblasting mine and then painting the axles gloss red and when i get the lift, its gonna be white prolly. so then my truck will be red white and blue. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
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