Painting Shocks - What Paint To Use?

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  1. AirCanuck

    AirCanuck Member

    Aug 3, 2018
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    Hey all - painting some shocks that were corroded and chrome wasn't salvageable. I initially planned to use VHT epoxy paint but it's pretty hard to get in Canada.

    What's the best paint to use for this? Primer? I assume something special is needed for the flex.

    Also, is there some method to colour match the eom paint? I'd like to get the shocks to go well with the paint scheme.

    cheers!
     
  2. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Why not fit some better aftermarket new shocks :)
     
  3. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    Plasti Dip?

    But for the time and effort something like Tec shocks.
     
  4. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Crème de la Crème

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    Putting any paint over chrome is going to be a problem as it will eventually loose adhesion, any paint will be OK on them they dont flex enough to cause problems otherwise they wouldn't chrome them, i would get them powder coated that way they will sand blast the chrome first giving a key.
     
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  5. AirCanuck

    AirCanuck Member

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    Shocks are already apart and sandblasted... Didn't realize that just about any paint will do!
     
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