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Filoo 01-04-2013 01:28 PM

Painting the springs
 
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When I received my 2.5" Old Man Emu new shocks, I had a lot of trouble removing the 20 year old rusty stock springs, so I took my time, and since I had time even more tile to kill, I decided to paint the springs red to match my '93 Jeep color. Since I was at it, I went ahead and painted the front differential cover. Ha!

Here are a few pictures. I think it looks awesome. Yes, it's purely cosmetic, but it's amazing what a few cans of paint can do :D

jokerchief462 01-04-2013 02:37 PM

Love it!!!!

Ianbeaulieu 01-04-2013 04:01 PM

Same here! What paint did you use? I did my shocks but not my springs, I might though when I get new ones

Filoo 01-04-2013 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Ianbeaulieu (Post 3182563)
Same here! What paint did you use? I did my shocks but not my springs, I might though when I get new ones

Red enamel from Lowes. The key is to degrease everything top notch, so the paint holds well. And many thin layers as opposed to a thick one

Filoo 01-07-2013 11:32 AM

Oh, and be careful if you bleed your brakes, brake fluid is harsh on any paint job!!!

stretch05 01-07-2013 12:35 PM

How do you like the OME kit? This is at the top of my wish list. Have you ever rode in other lifted YJ's for comparison?

89quest 01-07-2013 06:29 PM

Love the red. My favorite color anyway. Im going to paint mine ( if I ever get the oil pan gasket sealed) Im going with red on springs with gloss black on the axles and red diff. covers. Thanks for the pics, I get to see what it will look like in advance!!

Matt10 01-07-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Filoo

Red enamel from Lowes. The key is to degrease everything top notch, so the paint holds well. And many thin layers as opposed to a thick one

What degreaser did you use?

tigerblood 01-07-2013 08:29 PM

red jeeps are the best jeeps...my opinion is biased however

Filoo 01-11-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by stretch05 (Post 3194733)
How do you like the OME kit? This is at the top of my wish list. Have you ever rode in other lifted YJ's for comparison?

The OME lift rocks!!! I absolutely love it. Yes, I rode other lifts, and while it's difficult to compare the performance on the trails unless you have the 2 jeeps back to back for comparison, I can tell you that the ride is soooo much smoother. It handles very well, and absorbs a lot more that the other lifts, including the stock springs of course.

Filoo 01-11-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt10 (Post 3196139)
What degreaser did you use?

I use NAPHTA a lot you can buy it a Lowes. Sometimes also MEK solvent for extra strength but be careful, that stuff is powerful!


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