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Can I paint my suspension springs?
Last Updated: 10th June, 2020
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Accordingly, should leaf springs be painted?
Painting leaf springs is okay, lubing is not. Leaf springs have a damping factor as a result of the friction between the leaves, that's one reason there are no shocks in the rear on the deuce. Fewer leaves means less damping and shocks need to be added.
Additionally, is it OK to powder coat coil springs? The springs we make in volume and all coil springs in order to keep them from rusting before we ship them have been dipped in black paint. Not the nicest stuff, but it keeps the EPA happy. Simply put, powder coating is a process where dry paint particles are sprayed onto the surfaces on the spring.
Keeping this in consideration, can I paint my shocks?
You can paint them, but keep in mind the shocks do get warm. Good prep with a good paint should do fine. For the boots, you can get new ones in your choice of color for under $5 ea and would hold up better than painting them. Yes, but keep in mind the new paint will chip off much easier than the factory coating.
How do you prepare a chassis for painting?
To prepare your chassis, the first thing to do is gather your materials, which include: a PRE paint solution, electric sander, stripper or blaster, lint-free hand towels, and some epoxy primer. Using an epoxy primer will yield the best results when painting your chassis.