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Painting the Leaf Springs?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ShaLor, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:32 AM
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    ShaLor

    ShaLor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am considering buying someones used leaf springs, but they are a bit rusty. Has anyone ever painted their leaf springs to make them look nicer and prevent further rust? Or am I thinking like a crazy guy here?:confused:
     
  2. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    George Rockwell

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    no i paint mine, just use a wire brush or a angle grinder with a wire brush on it and remove all the rust, then dust them off and shoot a few light coats of good paint.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    ShaLor

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    Should I take them apart to do this? Do I lubricate in between the leafs?
     
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