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Unread 09-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Correct way to paint this?

I'm working on reviving a ford 8.8" rear axle assembly from its rusty junkyard grave and I have got the brake mounting brackets cleaned up using the electrolysis method. When I paint these brackets, can I paint the whole thing or do I need to leave the mounting surface bare metal? Do I need to reinstall them before painting and then paint the whole assembly at once? Also what is the best way to prep the metal before paint? I'll be using Rust-oleum primer/paint in a spray can, they recommend soap/water prep, is that sufficient? Thanks!



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Unread 09-16-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Things like that i generaly never paint the mounting surfaces...

Just either grease or neverseize a VERY thin coat on the mounting surfaces carfefully not to get it on any other part of it,bolt it on the axle and paint away
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Unread 09-17-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
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Ironworker is abolutely right. Having anything between two mating surfaces not originaly installed will jeopardize torque integrity on your bolts not to mention any offsets like shimming between parts. If I did paint over a surface I would definitely sand the surfaces back to metal before reinstalling.
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