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Old 05-10-2007, 05:08 PM
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Painting Axle Housing

Wasn't sure where to post this. What is a recommended paint for a rear axle housing? It will be blasted clean and I have a spray gun. Thanks.
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I'd use POR15 on it.
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Depends on the car it's going on. POR15 may be good for a car where the axle isn't going to be seen, but if it is then base coat/clear coat or a single stage catalyzed urethane.

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Old 05-10-2007, 09:59 PM
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i rattle caned mine and turned out ok if it aint a show car. but i agree with por-15 if its notgoing to be seen. and a base/clear if its a showcar or a really nice ride!
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This one's going in a Suburban which I'm changing from a ten bolt 3.73 to a 14 bolt 4.10. I just wanted to clean it up and get it painted with something that will last. It sounds like POR-15 may be the way to go (I'm guessing the rattle can product wouldn't hold up). I checked their site and it looks like the basic black without a cover coat would work for parts not exposed to the sun. They get $38 a quart plus shipping. I guess I can just shoot it out of the can without thinning. Has anyone used it that can give me some advice? Or any other recommendations? Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:24 PM
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im pretty sure you brush it on! and it is self leveling so it will turn out smooth. but im not sure so do some research!
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:44 PM
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The whole underside of my truck was cleaned and "painted" with eastwood's rust encapsulator. Frame, suspension, axles, floor pans, engine pan, part of the engine block, transmission, exhaust....literally anything they could reach.

So far, there is no visible rust coming back anywhere. It appears to be good stuff.

I have never used POR-15, but they seem to recommend it around here.
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Masters Series brand coatings is pretty similar to POR15. A quart of their "chassis black" is $26.95 (plus shipping, I'm sure). I bought some of their stuff... Haven't got around to using it yet though.
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a little por15 goes a long way. you get a quart for the rear and you'll have a lot left over.
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