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Old 05-19-2009, 04:55 AM   #1
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Painting coil springs

I picked up a used set of coil springs the other day. The original finish is cracked in certain areas. Picking off a couple of paint flakes revealed some nice rust underneath. I can get rid of that using a wire brush, which brings up the question of repainting or somehow coating the surfaces with a permanent protectant.

A quick search online (including RS) didn't reveal too much useful information.

Anyone with experience/knowledge in this area, what products methods would you recommend for repainting them? My worry is the the flex will destroy any coatings of regular paint.

I can have them shipped to a local shop if that's the best way to go (please list recommendations if this is the case), but would much rather prefer DIY.

Thanks!
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you can try to paint it with some really elastic paint...maybe a dupoint paint?
try a rubber coating?
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