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Old 10-29-2009, 06:03 AM
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What color should I paint my suspension ? What paint ?

I built a custom air ride suspension for my truck. My truck is red. My suspension isn't show quality, but its pretty nice and I'm proud of it.

Should I paint my suspension red or black ?

Any ideas on what paints to use ?

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:12 AM
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My truck is also red, i just do the 99 cent rattle can paint job. Works for me.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:26 AM
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Post some pics!
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I will when I get it on the road again.
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Id like to see some pics of this too, you interested in building a kit for profit? what'd it cost you you figure in time, parts etc.....and as for color I'd go completely different and have them powder coated grey or silver......better looking in silver. Id really like to see pics.

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I think if everything is red it is too much, and if everything is black it doesn't stand out as much. Clean up everything like the frame and axles. Then paint/powdercoat certain pieces red like front/rear diff cover, air bag mounts, front steering parts.

I'm not sure what all is involved with a air suspension lift so I can't name off what else would look good red.
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i say powdercoat it all... what other colors do you like? u can always get stuff chromed($$$$) but it has to be completely smooth to look right... me personally i would do it like silver with candy red things added in
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Another vote for powdercoating. A little more $$ but last forever and is easy to clean

Color?

Silver, white, or some neon stuff
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Powdercoat it black and get a few select things chromed.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
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I am not interested in producing kits.

I painted everything with a product called Zero Rust. I think it will work very well. It passes a 2000 hour salt spray test and very few other paint/coatings will do that.

The problem with powder coating is paint chips from rocks, etc. It will chip and once it does there is zero protect and you can't touch it up on the truck. Great for a show truck, not for my everyday driver though.
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