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Repaint coils...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by chadderkdawg, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    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....
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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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.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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  4. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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    Powder coat FTMFW!!!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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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
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Does that just smooth out the finish? Or does that actually improve the integrity of the paint??
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    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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