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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

I got my wrangler springs, but they are somewhat rusty. What is best to use to recoat them? I would think something with a Teflon base. Is there such a thing?

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

Maybe call a spring shop. Go to the OME site and see what is on theirs. That's a start.

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

I read somewhere to use the 3M dry lube spray. Never tried it so can't make a judgement. Jim

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

there is a teflon paint, we use it at work, but the stuff we use is flat white

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I would try a graphite paint. On the farm we would coat the inside of gravity wagons with the stuff so that the grain would come out easier. The stuff is slick as snot. I don't know how well it would last on springs but if the spacers ( or whatever they are called ) are still on each leaf I would imagine that it would work great. I will try and find out what the correct name of it is. We used it on all sorts of things to keep bolts and such from freezing up.

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

i would clean them paint with a epoxy paint-then coat with
anti seize compound i love the stuff i use it on shackle
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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

try a search on the SWB board they were talking about a paint they were useing that works & stops the noise from them

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

maybe this will help
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i, along with some others, have found this stuff called "Slick-Plate". it is a graphite spray-paint. i found it at a truck (semi) parts store, big truck-stops may have it too. what i did was: jack up jeep and put on jackstands so the axles are full droop with the tires off. loosen the spring clamps that hold the leaves together. drive a screwdrive between the leaves and spray the area with brake cleaner. blow off with air-hose. spray with slick plate. let dry (30 seconds). go to next leaf. it took me less than 2 hours. alot of it depends on what type of spring clamps you have. mine were the sheet metal ones and half of them were missing anyway, which sped things up. hope this helps! matt

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i got it on the swb board

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

I was just looking at the Por-15 stuff and seen that you can use BLACKCOTE or CHASSISCOAT BLACK for the springs! Here is the link:
http://www.por15.com/primer_topcoat_clearcoat.html hope this helps!

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Re: Re-Finish leaf springs with what?

rust? Glad we don't have to deal with it here in Arizona,,

Maybe try sandblasting them , then use "RustOleum" paint?

But anyway, glad to hear your going with the YJ's, you love the flex and ride,,,,if you set them up right.

I just ran a trail Saturday, that I have been on many times, there are places I had to go real slow do to the washouts and bad dips or Whoopty doo's because of two wheel drive rigs digging their way up the hill, but with this setup, I was racing Fred from Canyon State with Geoff Beasley riding with him,,,,anyway, we were able to run full out in 3rd gear!! Quite a rush, after being able to only do it in first before.

I tried to bottom it out ,,but couldn't,,,,hit bumps that should have sent me bouncing around,,,but it didn't. Got to love this setup!

yeeeeeehaw!!

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