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Old 08-05-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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So I'm completely rebuilding the suspension on my 244. I have IPD springs and struts. So I started yesterday removing all the undercoating from the strut housing and the steering knuckle. I'm planning on painting them. Has anybody else done this? Planning on using black caliper paint.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yes I painted my strut housing with black Rustoleum from Home Depot. Worked fine for my purposes.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:56 PM   #3
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Por-15 works well if you haven’t considered that route
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:27 PM   #4
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^ this, wear gloves.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:29 PM   #5
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Second POR-15. The stuff is awesome. But yes, do not get it on your skin as nothing but time will remove it.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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I have one side painted and put back together, spent about 3hrs removing undercoating. I just went matte black. Looks pretty good to me. I haven't figured out to upload pictures or I'd share some.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:18 AM   #7
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My struts, backing plates, and upper perches are at the powder coater right now.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:04 PM   #8
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My struts, backing plates, and upper perches are at the powder coater right now.
About the backing plates.. I was thinking about doing the big brake upgrade from the S60R. What backing plate (if any) are people using? Will factory 240 still work?
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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My struts, backing plates, and upper perches are at the powder coater right now.
Mind if I ask what the cost is for these items?
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:21 PM   #10
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Mind if I ask what the cost is for these items?
I made friends with a painter.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:11 PM   #11
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^ Best deal ever!
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