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Old 05-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Painted Coil Springs?

Anyone ever paint their coil springs? If so, how did it turn out and how did the paint last? It was just one of those random thoughts I had driving today. Saw another Jeep and looked at the coils and thought, man that would be kind of neat if they were painted.. I don't know. Just a thought. Could be a dumb idea, but maybe not! What's everyone think?

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Anyone ever paint their coil springs? If so, how did it turn out and how did the paint last? It was just one of those random thoughts I had driving today. Saw another Jeep and looked at the coils and thought, man that would be kind of neat if they were painted.. I don't know. Just a thought. Could be a dumb idea, but maybe not! What's everyone think?
I painted all 4 of my Rubicon Express springs on my ZJ while they were on the Jeep. They were rusty looking so I used a can (not spray paint) of grey rustoleum, a foam brush and a small touch-up brush. It took forever and was a bit of a pain but they turned out looking great. BTW, the grey paint was almost an exact color match to the RE springs. I guess it would be a lot more work to do a different color but it has held up well after 2 years.

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cool. yea I really have no intentions of doing it. but the thought had crossed my mind since I have a lift kit on the way. Like I said just a thought. thought it might be one of those little things that make it look cool!
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I was tempted to paint the springs on my LJ the same color as the Jeep before I installed them but I didn't go through with it. I still think it would have been unique and looked different.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yea I was thinking the same thing. Well I know I have some time to think it over. Maybe I'll go find an old spring somewhere and mess around a bit
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I AM going to be painting the frame black and my springs red soon, when I get time off of school to do so. I'm thinking something that will last with primer base coat.
Possibly first put some POR-15 on it then cover it
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I just got my rear springs used and they are scratched and beat up, tomorrow I am painting them I'll post a picture to show how they came out.

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