Asked by: Campio Meliton
automotive auto parts

Can I paint my suspension springs?

Last Updated: 10th June, 2020

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Use a high-quality, rust-preventative paint. There are also spray paints specially formulated for suspension parts that are more durable. Spray on a light coating of paint. Let it dry for a minute or so, and then apply a thicker coat, ensuring even coverage everywhere on the spring.

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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.

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How do I know if my leaf springs are bad?

If the car is out of level in the back of the vehicle, then the leaf springs may be bad. To test this, push down on the rear of the car. If it goes down easily, then the leaf springs may be bad. If it comes up slowly, the shocks are still good, so you will need to look deeper into the problem.

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How do you maintain leaf springs?

Work the brush vigorously along the sides of the spring, the under and upper surfaces and around any clips that may be fitted to hold the leaves together. Afterwards, wipe it clean with a rag. After cleaning the springs, lubricate them lightly with silicone lubricant, replace both wheels and their wheel nuts.

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How do you refurbish a leaf spring?

Rebuilding a leaf spring involves disassembling the leaves by removing the center bolt and clips that hold them together. There will be insulators between the leaves, plus bushings and other hardware. When springs are rebuilt, all these parts can't be re-used; they have to be replaced.

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How do you disassemble a leaf spring?

Raise the axle just slightly and — with a pry bar in hand — take the leaf spring pack out from the center pin. Remove the bolt from the spring's forward mount and then set the front of the spring aside. Remove the fasteners from the rear of the spring and take off the outer plate. Remove the shackle pin and shackle.

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Can you sandblast leaf springs?

sandblasting will make your springs weak. The "seasoning" of the metal for the older trucks comes from dipping the metal into hot oil. This creates a hard metal shell around the softer metal. sandblasting removes metal, and removing this hardend shell will make your springs weak.

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How do you keep leaf springs from rusting?

You can prevent rust by removing as much as you can and then oiling them or greasing them to physically block the water/air. This leaf manufacturer says a similar thing.

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How do you powder coat leaf springs?

Powder Coating particles are sprayed with an Electrostatic Gun system that magnetically adheres the powder to the surfaces of the springs. The springs are then heated/baked which in turn melts the powder and turns it into a gooey plastic film.

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How much does powder coating Springs cost?

All prices below are estimates only. Prices are subject to change upon inspection. The price minimum for any job is $50.
Carburetor $60.00-$100.00
Coil Spring $30.00-40.00 Each (lifted suspension coil springs start at $50 each)
Control Arm $25.00-$45.00 each
*Exhaust Manifold Please See Ceramic Coating Section