painting diffs

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:15
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My diffs are looking a bit ordinary, whilst still on the vehicle I am thinking of using a brush to paint them with chassis black. Does anybody reccomend another method for painting them whilst on the vehicle?
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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:46

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:46
Rust guard spray paint in Black.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:50

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:50
I would just give them a good degrease with some decent quality degreaser then soap and water then I would use a spray can of gloss black and give a couple of coats even 3 if there's enough in the can, dont forget to cover where you dont want overspray, can even give the back of the drums a touch up as well, did this to my'n 2 years ago and stiil looks good. I think using a brush will look worse than what they probably look now, but then I'm fussy as well. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:51

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:51
I rub mine (and the bash guard) back, paint them with metal primer, then top coat with rust guard. I do it all with a brush to avaid over spray.

Did it a week ago, went off roading on the week end and it needs doing again. Think I need more lift.
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:07

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:07
So, you are telling me that more 'lift' will save the paint on your diffs??

Klaus

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Follow Up By: Mudness - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 16:34

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 16:34
I rub both of mine with vaseline or KY Gel every night before I go to bed. Works for me.
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 17:48

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 17:48
It sure won't hurt V8, as long as the lift is from bigger tyres. But you knew that already didn't you?

Without the bigger tyres, you might as well us Mudness's KY method.
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:18

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:18
just finished my chassis and diffs are next , use a scotch pry type to sand down , if there are any rust marks , use a anty rust treatment on them , then yo ucant go past the wurth satin black in a can for a ultimate finish , they will look new .
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:09

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:09
Mine get belted around by the bush passing under them every other day I would think it a complete waste of time painting them!
Regards Ken.
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:11

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 01:11
A comment I can fully agree with Ken :-0
Painting diffs is for Toorak tractors.
Klaus
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:27

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:27
"Painting diffs is for Toorak tractors. "

Or for those of us who may wish to slow down the rusting process...... NOT maintaining your machine, Toorak Tractor or not, is for those who don't give a rat's about their rig.
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Reply By: Raymond from Wanderin 4 Wheelers - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:11

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:11
Hi
I just pressure wash the diffs and chassis and spray with WD40, looks good, cheap and after a few months driving off road just do it again, even give the chassis rails a spray
Ray
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Reply By: BayBreeze - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:43

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:43
Thanks guys I will choose one of these as I do give a rats about my rig and want to slow the rust demon
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:46

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:46
Hi Baybreeze,

Engine paint is very good, every few years I would degrease / pressure clean the underside of my old Troopy and use Matt Black. Its high temp resistant and comes in spray pack.
I used it on my sunraisa rims also, it seemed vey stone chip resistant.
As mentioned dont forget to mask areas you dont want painted this stuff is sticky.

Toorak tractors dont have to paint as they dont go offroad. Cops look for un maintained vehicles ( poor paint or appearance ) to prey on so painting is a good idea. Eveyone has there own ideas of what makes a fourby look good some like rust and stone chips because its " hardcore " LOL : )
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