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Refinish OEM hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Yoshio, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    Yoshio

    Yoshio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a used OEM hitch and thought since I have it off of the truck right now, I though I would refinish it to take care of the rust on it. I'm thinking along the lines of:

    1 steel brush
    2 grinder (if neccesary)
    3 POR-15
    4 Raptor Liner (along with underside of truck)

    Any thoughts / suggestions / experience with something like this? Thanks! :D
     
  2. Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    Yoshio

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    Nothing?
     
  3. Feb 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    Gregman

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    I would try to get it sand blasted if it was mine.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Hit up amaes, as he has done tool refurbishing, and seems to know alot about things like this.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    Yoshio

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    Just because I hate leaving threads with no "solution", here's what I did:

    Whip out my grinder and wire wheel and go to town! Also used a drill and wire attachment for the narrow places. Before :
    uploadfromtaptalk1361836603037.jpg

    After :
    uploadfromtaptalk1361836640930.jpg

    3 coats of primer and 3 coats of enamel later:
    uploadfromtaptalk1361836830216.jpg

    Mounted:
    uploadfromtaptalk1361836888412.jpg

    :woot:
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    penguins_cc

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    I'm personally a big fan of POR-15 myself. Tired of touching up metal and that stuff works awesome for me. Looks good!
     
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