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Old 05-15-2007, 12:34 AM
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Painting suspension parts

What is your favorite brand and model of spray bomb to paint suspension parts? It's not going to be for my Nova project as those will all be powdercoated. I'm rebuilding the front end of my '61 T-Bird and replacing the Drum brakes with '65 T-Bird Disc brakes(Wilwood and Baer don't make disc brake kits for my year car!) so now that I have all the parts I wanted to paint them so that they are protected from the elements and clean up easy! I usually just use a high gloss spray bomb from HD but I was wondering if there was a paint that I am not aware of that's more durable for this part of the car?

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For brake parts I would use a High Temperature paint.

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I am no fan of Eastwood but they do have some specialty rattle can paints made just for detailing. They have some that are very hard to find anywhere else and they do look pretty good but like most any rattle can paint the durability leaves a lot to be desired.
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Another paint that is durable but doesn't come in rattle cans is POR-15.

You brush it on. It flows out like it was sprayed on, and is hard as nails. You can smack it with a hammer, and it won't chip.

Good stuff but expensive, about $35.00 a qt.

I've used it on rusty frames and it comes out looking really good.

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Another paint that is durable but doesn't come in rattle cans is POR-15.

You brush it on. It flows out like it was sprayed on, and is hard as nails. You can smack it with a hammer, and it won't chip.

Good stuff but expensive, about $35.00 a qt.

I've used it on rusty frames and it comes out looking really good.

Frank
Really? I've heard some opposing views on that and some have said that it's hard to control and get smooth! Interesting!

So far most have told me that High Temp paint should be more than adequate so I may just go with that! Any opposing thoughts to that?

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