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    Painting shocks and springs

    Hi

    The paint has peeled on a set of shocks and springs I am going to fit and I was wondering whether it is possible to sand off the surface and use standard hammerite/smoothrite to give them a nice finish before they are fitted (and to protect them).

    Any one else done this?

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    cant see the shocks bein a problem with being painted.

    the springs on the other hand i'd have thought would be a little more challenging getting the paint to adhere and more importantly stay there under compression/rebound

    if u do go ahead - Id spray em instead of brushing - also key the surface and lacquer etc afterwards just like any other panel

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    what would be best would be powder coat on them

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    can you do that yourself or how much would it cost to have done?

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    you would have to get it done by a company unless you have a masssssssive oven at home

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    Thats what i do for a living,if you could get the springs to me i would do them for you,i live in Stoke tho.
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    wouldnt ripspeed x powdercoat them in shefield as its near you???
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    If yoiu use slightly rubberised paint (which can be purchased from lots of places including Halfrauds) then it shouldn't crack when the springs are compressed. It comes in a very limited range of colours though, and as Geordie says you'll really need to key them well.
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    Excellent - DIY all the way

    Will be paying a visit to my favorite halfords store for supplies

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