Painting New Shocks Prior to Installing
I'll be installing new Rancho 9000's soon, and it seems like new shocks start out looking good, but begin looking crappy, pretty soon thereafter.
I'm starting a frame off restoration, for what will be a street driven jeep, and I'd like the shocks' paint job to last. Plus the fact that they're white, and I'd like to change the color.
So, has anyone done this before, and if so, what prep work did you do, and how well did it hold up?
I'm not positive, but it seems like the factory paint job is not too good to begin with, so I don't know how well new paint would last, with just scuffing up the factory paint, and spraying over it. But... maybe it will...
I could bead blast them, but they have a regulator knob on them, and I don't know if the blast media would mess things up.
That's why I'm asking if anyone has done this. Thanks.
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