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Post Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:32 pm

Repainting leaf springs?

Hi Guys I have some old EFS leaf springs that ARE a bit rusty and need repainting..

what brand and type of paint do I use? :?

Thanks from Indy
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Post Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:39 pm

Re: Repainting leaf springs?

I would go a bitumen paint.
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:18 am

Re: Repainting leaf springs?

I would be inclined to leave them alone. If you paint them with a good flexible paint, eventually a crack will develop somewhere and water will get in and cause more rust, leading to possible failure down the track.
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Re: Repainting leaf springs?

I just give them a good smear with grease. every so often.
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Post Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:52 am

Re: Repainting leaf springs?

I just use the cheap black paint from bunnings, just need to redo it every couple of months
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Post Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:34 pm

Re: Repainting leaf springs?

I'd go for a pressure pak of chassis black, its durable, its flexable, and to date its never failed me on any of my vehicles

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