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Old 11-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Repaint coils...

Got a set of used coilovers.... the springs are chipped, paint beat up, and look like old used coilovers.... Anyone freshen theirs up with new paint? Are they worth taking to the powdercoaters to get blasted and coated? Or is a scotchbrite pad and rattle can enough....
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Powder coating is a better option than rattle can, any day... Just given that they're coils, they take a lot of abuse (rock chips, debris, etc...) rattle-can paint will not hold up very long.

I'd get 'em powder coated, or take them to a paint shop to have them sprayed, and tell them to put lots of flex additive in the paint, so it lasts long.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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i would think that powder coat or paint would crack and chip because or the flexing, bending or the metal. i would think you would need some flexible rubber coating, i dont dare recommend plasti-dip but i think you need something lik ethat
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Sand them, rattel can them, bake them in the oven at 170 for 4 hours. perfection. nice smooth glass finish
Does that just smooth out the finish? Or does that actually improve the integrity of the paint??
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Does that just smooth out the finish? Or does that actually improve the integrity of the paint??
The baking smooths out the finish from overspray and runs in the paint. It does not improve the integrity of the paint.
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