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what paint for leaf springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by eric3187, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. eric3187

    eric3187 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have OME Dakar leaf springs currently and noticed they have some surface rust starting on them. when i instal my LT front end and swap the OME shocks to Kings to match the front King coil overs i am tearing down the leaf pack to cycle it so i can find where to bump/strap it at so i do not destroy the shock.

    is basic rustoleum rattle can paint my best bet?
     
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    Justus resident Apple Pie Monster

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    stockish
    works great on sliders
     
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    bmpskir Well-Known Member

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    POR 15 - do it once and be done with it... topcoat with any rattle can b/c it is not UV protected... I have used it on a ton of suspension parts through the years...
     
  4. eric3187

    eric3187 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    can POR 15 be found at the local auto parts store or hardware store? i am tired of paying shipping of everything I've ordered recently haha
     
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    bmpskir Well-Known Member

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    I have seen it at a local NAPA but no - not usually... they are out of NJ - but trust me it is well worth it! Do some research on their site - www.por15.com - great paint and long track record of working better than rattle can type stuff... it is pretty expensive, but like I said do it once right... nothing more annoying (to me) than looking under the truck 8 months after painting with rattle cans and seeing rust... you won't get that with POR 15... most recently I painted the entire frame, suspension components and axles with it on my 73 K5 blazer build...
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    neon pink
     
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    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    POR15 is good stuff.

    The shipping is the least of the cost.
    It's a multi-stage prep and if you skip any step, you may as well just use house paint.
     
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    bmpskir Well-Known Member

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    ^^agreed - follow their directions but it is not very hard...
     
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    Rt1Box92A Well-Known Member

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    Consider pre-treatment of any steel with marine grade Ospho (ospho.com) or similar chromate-phosphoric, or phosphoric acid product, prior to a primer paint.

    A little bit of the product goes a long way. Follow precautionary warnings as necessary.

    If other members have had good or bad experiences with this or similar products, I would be interested in their opinions.
     
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    miacevedo Well-Known Member

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    All Pro Hybrid front bumper. All Pro rock sliders. Warn Winch. Icon 2.5 Remote Resi Coilovers & Rear Icon 2.0 Extended Remote Resi's. AP Standard leafs. Rear SuperBumps. OEM bed mat and All Weather floor mats. Pelfreybilt IFS Skid.
    Sounds awesome. I was looking for something to redo my offroad bumper and sliders.
     
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    None. They are leaf packs.

    If you use the truck as a truck they will be shot before they ever rust out.
     
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