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Old 07-15-2008, 02:49 PM
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coil springs

i removed the front coil springs on my 64 thunderbird, and the years of grime where all there. they cleaned up very fast and easy with a wire wheel brush. can i put any type of topcoat or finish on them now? my engine block is ford blue and i used an engine paint for that. can i match the springs up to that or will the finish all crack when i compress the spring back into the suspension system? what can i do or what do you suggest?

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:31 PM
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can i put any type of topcoat or finish on them now? my engine block is ford blue and i used an engine paint for that. can i match the springs up to that or will the finish all crack when i compress the spring back into the suspension system? what can i do or what do you suggest?
Yes you can do that just fine, the spring compressing tool might leave marks but probably would not be noticed, with one except the builder you, will know, if can you live with that, then it is a go..
I have used Rust-Oleum black for springs and it held up very well.
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Yeah, you can paint them. You have 44 year old springs, they do get weaker with age. I'd seriously consider new springs, it's a lot of work just to put the old sagging springs back in.....
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:00 PM
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I would spray them with a black tinted epoxy.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:45 PM
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Yeah, you can paint them. You have 44 year old springs, they do get weaker with age. I'd seriously consider new springs, it's a lot of work just to put the old sagging springs back in.....
I agree...springs that age are bound to be fatigued...I believe I would replace them.
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