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Suspension Parts....and Paint

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Brunes, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    Brunes

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    So I'm expecting my TC control arms and my OME shocks to ship around the 15th or so.

    I was looking at photos and you can see the UCA and the top of the shock...and I don't like yellow or grey....My whole truck is red and black...and I'd like to keep it that way.

    Is it possible to paint the shocks?? I don't want to mess with the heat dissipation or paint parts that could be damaged by paint.

    I think I'm going to paint the UCA's black and get red decals made...or maybe go all red for the them??
     
  2. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    brianr

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    since they are already painted, heat dissapation shouldnt be a factor.

    I would imagine if you removed the factory yellow paint and stickers you could sand the paint down, spray on simple primer/adhesion promoter, etc.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    Brunes

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    ::nods:: I hadn't thought about trying to completely stripping them...I like where you are going with that....
     
  4. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 10, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    I belive the OME shocks, and the TC arms are powder coated. I have tried painting them in the past (on my 2000) and the paint didnt adhere to the parts. Just something to keep in mind. :)
     
  6. Apr 10, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    :eek: shit, I thought they were just sprayed.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Doh....::gets ready to send some e-mails::
     
  8. Apr 10, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    wise course of action dude.
     
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