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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 06:26 PM
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Painting Axles

OK help me along here. I am putting some d44's under my wrangler and I want to paint the axles before I put them under the Jeep. Here is my question. What type of paint should I use. Basically I want to spray paint the things cause I live in an apt. and I don't have any fancy tools so that would be the easiest. Is this ok or should I really go all out and paint them right with a professional spray gun and all the jazz??

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 06:39 PM
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Re: Painting Axles

What I would use (and have used) for axles and wheels is appliance epoxy paint. Rustoleum makes a good one, takes a couple days to cure completely, but when it's done you can practically hit it with a hammer. And, its only a few bucks a can.

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Thanks!!! Rustoleum it is!!!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-09-1999, 09:09 PM
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I vote for Rustoleum too! I looks good and it lasts, and besides unless you are changing your oil you won't see it.
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i also vote for "Rustoleum", it's the only thing i use. with anything you paint no matter what type of paint you choose, preperation is almost everything, i clean and also use some type of rust converter usually, the other important thing i've found is paint on a warm clear day, (never cold rainy days) last thing many thin coats is much better than a one thick.

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Hope that upstate NY cooperates with the weather this sunday...cause I want to get these things under my JEEP!!!

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how about POR-15??
I was just wondering because i am planning on painting the axles in the frame shortly.

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Note that Brad said EPOXY paint. Rustoleum makes all kinds of paint in a can, but the important thing is to look for epoxy. I hope you aren't planning on painting in the apartment. If you do make sure that you have a lot of good ventilation cause the stuff is nasty!!! Also read the directions on the can before you start because epoxy is a different animal when it comes to second coats, touching up, etc..

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Hammerite.
You can spray it right over light rust. I used it on my frame and it's holding up well. It's available at most home improvement stores.



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No DEFINITELY not sprayin in the apt...and I will look today I can't decide now between hammerite or Rustoleum because hammerite would work well on my leaf springs.....

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