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Old October 5th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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Coating advice

I've got my axles all stripped down gutted... but I want to refinish the axle housings, hubs, flanges, etc. before I reasemble everything.

Anyone have an opinion as to whats going to give me the best/most durable finish?

Everything will be freshly sandblasted, so theres no corrosion or anything to worry about. All I want is a flat black finish, nothing special... really I just want something durable.

Been thinking about straight epoxy primer, but I'm curious about one of the many chassis paints, POR-15, and some of the other stuff out there.

Any Opinions?

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Old October 5th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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POR does not work well on fresh material (POR= Paint Over Rust). It actually needs the rust to bond well.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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If you follow the instructions TO THE LETTER with the POR products you will have excellent results. Use the Chassis Black.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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I'm in the exact same boat - been working on a Toy Diff conversion and finally brought the axle housing to my buddy to weld up. The axle has been sitting since it was sandblasted so it's oxidizing and getting some rust in areas. Like Bill said, if you follow the directions to the word, POR15 works well. I used it on the back of my chassis and it went on so thick and looked sweet when it was done. Messy but once it hardens it's seems worth it. For my axle I will just use the semi-gloss black and not top coat it. I don't think the UV rays will get to it underneath the vehicle.

Slaughter - POR15 does work best going on rust but I thought I read someplace that it will stick well to the metal after it's been sandblasted and has that gritty surface. I could very well be wrong - going to ask POR15 when I order my paint.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:03 PM
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Eastwood Chassis Black.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Eastwood Chassis Black.
X2 now they have the ceramic extreme chassis black. use the rust inhibiting primer under it and it lasts for ever.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:11 PM
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Por15 works excellent on sand blasted bare steel , it does not need rust to work, but it must be top coated especially on axles that are low enough to be affected by UV rays . On a chassis that is fully covered and will never see UV no need to top coat. Top caot with a semi gloss chassis coat the Eastwood ceramic is supposed to be good but I have not personally used it yet. POR15 has some top coats and rumor has it, that after a second coat of POR15 before it fully dry simply spray it with a good rattle can of semi gloss like Rustoleum with UV protection and you should be fine. If not the Por15 will chalk up (I had it happened on my 101FC axles.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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X2 now they have the ceramic extreme chassis black. use the rust inhibiting primer under it and it lasts for ever.
Any online seller for those ? don't find that down here, i'll have to mail order.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Any online seller for those ? don't find that down here, i'll have to mail order.
As I recall, that is an eastwood product (eastwood.com).
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Galvanize the housings.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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I like Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Black. Comes in a kit with primer and paint.
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I used SEM rust shield with hardener. That worked better for me than POR.
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