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Unread 03-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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school me on paint and primer for axles

okay so i want to paint my axles because they have alot of surface rust

what primer and paint should i use? im looking for something that will hold up and not rust underneath.

i have some duplicolor primer sealer the part number is dap 1699 i believe

will this primer be good or should i return it for something better?

just for general knowledge my plan of attack is to wire brush the axles clean

cause im not to keen on rust converters

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Unread 03-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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i just used a regular primer and a gloss black after cleaning them with simple green and the paint held up great....right up until i sold my truck last december
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Unread 03-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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I just wire brushed & sprayed on 3 coats of black gloss rustolium paint .Looks better then new.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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this is the premium set but you don't need all of it for just the axles

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Unread 03-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #5
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just wire brush them as much as you can and spray them with rustoleum spray paint.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 01:02 PM   #6
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some self etching primer and a good quality gloss paint is the way to go IMHO
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Unread 03-22-2010, 01:12 PM   #7
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get a semi-gloss black....the gloss black will show more imperfections
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Unread 03-22-2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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some self etching primer and a good quality gloss paint is the way to go IMHO
ive been told that self etching primer is only for completely bare metal
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Unread 03-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #9
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You said you were gonna wire wheel the axle before painting so it will be bare but no that's not absolutely necessary. You need to do a good degreasing job though or nothing will stick.
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I silica blast my axles and use acid etch primer, then use Hammerite paint. Holds up much better than rustoleum. Works for me...


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I've been thinking of hitting mine with a brush then using Ospho to neutralize the rust and then some rattle can to keep the rust from getting back on it.

Read up on phosphoric acid treatment for rusty metal.
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I silica blast my axles and use acid etch primer, then use Hammerite paint. Holds up much better than rustoleum. Works for me...


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Unread 03-22-2010, 10:50 PM   #13
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ya dude the nice thing about semi gloss and the ol wire brush action, ist that it is cheap... and if you chip it or any imperfections show though, brush it and paint it again. no big deal. thats what i did on my tj. looked really really good. did my drive shafts too.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 10:41 AM   #14
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so i guess no one likes the Premium set of watercolors?
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so i guess no one likes the Premium set of watercolors?
Im planning on using a set for my savvy rockers and corners, when i order them. I appreciate the idea, it should be pretty easy to touch up. My wife wont be so mad at me because they come out of my clothes in the wash!!
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