Question on painting suspension parts - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-26-2007, 06:34 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: WIS.
Posts: 637
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question on painting suspension parts

I am painting some suspension parts (steering box, front crossmember, pitman arm, etc...) that are visible when the motor is in the car (motor is out now) and was wondering if the paint will stick to the old paint and bare steel if I just scuff it or should I use something like an epoxy primer or something else that will adhere better and paint on that? Some of the stuff is going to be hard to scuff because I can't get at it. Maybe an adhesion promoter

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-26-2007, 06:51 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,238
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 38
Thanked 128 Times in 124 Posts
Got to get those pieces clean and yes they do need to be primed..I know those things can be tough to clean..takes about everything to do it including toothbrushes to get in the little corners..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-26-2007, 08:09 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Green Bay, WI
Age: 44
Posts: 2,073
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Do you think they will be hard to remove? Some parts like that I find easiest to just sandblast, coat with epoxy and paint within the window for the epoxy or maybe even have them powdercoated. Check some prices. But if you do sandblast, you have to be carefull doing certain things and mask off, say if they have bearing or seals, (steering box?) as you don't want gritty sand or even paint wrecking the part cause it got where it shouldn't be. Other wixe clean well and sand the best you can.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2007, 05:02 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: WIS.
Posts: 637
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, I've been using a small screw driver to clean some spots. Removing the parts is pretty much outta the question, it's the old k-member/torsion bar front suspension (NOT removing all that ). I've been scuffing and cleaning, I see that most of this stuff though had NO primer from the factory, it looks like one quick coat of paint and down the assembly line it went. I'm not even sure how much of this stuff will be seen when the motor is crammed back in but I don't want peeling paint. Epoxy was my first thought Is it a chemical reaction that helps epoxy adhere to plastic, if so how does it work on steel? I've sprayed it on both so I'm familiar with it just taking a more in depth look at how it works
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2007, 06:37 AM
crashtech's Avatar
Technician
 
Last wiki edit: Epoxy primer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 701
Wiki Edits: 17

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
For cleaning like that where disassembly or blasting will not be performed, I normally suggest HOT pressure washing along with a strong degreaser.

I think epoxy is your best choice, if you buy a good black epoxy it's probably all you need. Don't know much about the adhesion chemistry, but when I think epoxy, I think "glue".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2007, 06:55 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,238
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 38
Thanked 128 Times in 124 Posts
If a fellow can rent a steam cleaner..those work well for that sort of thing..sometimes spray oven cleaner helps as well..No really good answers are out there that I know of other than it is a certain amount of work..

Good luck

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2007, 12:15 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: WIS.
Posts: 637
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the advice guys I had it degreased and pressure washed real well already so it was quite clean. This morning I hand sanded everything real well with 220/grit and hot water with dish soap, then rinsed, blow dried with the air hose and put the space heater on so it would dry fast, then cleaned with wax/grease remover, epoxy primed and painted. Makes a world of difference when everything is the same color and it looks NEW My epoxy primer was gray though, it's all I had on hand.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1970 Mustang Suspension Question onebadmerc Suspension - Brakes - Steering 9 01-09-2006 06:18 PM
Question about painting car accessories NoClone Body - Exterior 5 12-03-2005 08:48 AM
Rear suspension swap question. almega Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 06-05-2005 09:52 AM
66 Impala suspension question black66 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 07-04-2004 08:42 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.