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Suspension and Lift Paint Questions

So my undercarriage is starting to look pretty darn ugly and I'm wanting to start making it pretty again. I'm probably going to do the whole suspension and I'm trying to figure out what color to do it. I was thinking either red or grey? The axles are going to be black. The springs and a couple other parts are already blue but i think the two different color blue combination look kinda dumb. Anyone have this same color truck and chose a color that looks good?
Also does anyone know what lift this is? It's 8 inch and It doesn't look like anything I've seen.
Can you repaint the springs and if so what kind of paint is best for springs? Im also looking at getting a multiple front shock setup. I like the Fabtech ones they're just a little pricey. Any info on that?









I've reads that Krylon and rustolium are popular for the axles and frame.
This is by no means a show truck, it gets its fare share of mud pits and forest roads but i do want it to clean up nice.
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i always use some cheap wire brushes to remove heavy scale, give it a good bath with lots of degreaser...let dry for a day. typically my first coat is with a rust encapsulator like POR -15, then my top coat. I usually use a chassis black from the local auto paint supply house....SEM is the typical name brand

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I'd do the suspension components (minus the shocks) in the same color as the truck.

Powder coat and/or marine (boat) paint are the two most common things used on new kits.

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What about the springs? Can those be painted with regular marine paint?
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On another note, that's a cool color truck freaky, I've never seen one that color before!

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On another note, that's a cool color truck freaky, I've never seen one that color before!
Yeah I bought the truck that color. Im not sure what the name of the color is but i like it. Helps me stick out and makes it easy to find in a parking lot.
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