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shock protection

I have searched and didn't find much...

Have any of you'all done anything to protect the finish on your shocks?

I just received my suspension kit. Before installing it I want to do something to preserve the finish of the shocks. I guess this mostly applies to aluminum body shocks, but any input is appreciated.
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Powder coat?

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What type of shock?

Most of them have a coating on them. Some even have treated shafts to protect against road salt.

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I think the powder coat oven has to be above 300 degrees, I think the shocks would have to be disassembled to powder coat the bodies.

I was thinking about covering them with some high quality vinyl, like the 3M headlight masks are made of...


Sorry, King shocks, I think they are raw aluminum bodies, I think the shafts are good to go...
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I think the powder coat oven has to be above 300 degrees, I think the shocks would have to be disassembled to powder coat the bodies.

I was thinking about covering them with some high quality vinyl, like the 3M headlight masks are made of...


Sorry, King shocks, I think they are raw aluminum bodies, I think the shafts are good to go...
How about some plati-dip? Cheap, removable and somewhat durable.

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thats a good idea, I have read about that stuff, is it available in clear?

I'll look for their website. I think it is Plasti-dip...
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thats a good idea, I have read about that stuff, is it available in clear?

I'll look for their website. I think it is Plasti-dip...
I'm not sure if they have it in clear. My friend has black on his 2007 mustang gt rims and the kid is a maniac on the pedal and still holding up after 8 months.

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