Paint Springs - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2017, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
5th Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: RTP, North Carolina
Posts: 377
Paint Springs

I have a set of eibach springs I salvaged and am going to put in my new cougar. There's some paint chiping and rust on the springs. I'm going to sand the rust and paint. Can you recommend what kind of paint to use?
Kidd-7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2017, 09:06 PM
Seasoned PostWhore

Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Age: 37
Posts: 7,449
Garage
Send a message via AIM to MadMikeyL
The only thing that will hold up will be either powdercoat, or regular automotive paint with a catalyzed clearcoat.

-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad
MadMikeyL is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 03:39 PM
No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!

Moderator
 
Grog6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Age: 56
Posts: 10,126
Garage
I used the flexible paint you use on the front and rear cowls on a set; it's still holding.

Normal paint will just flake off.

Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.


"War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength." - George Orwell.
Truth Isn't Truth. - Rudy Giuliani, 2018 Award winner, “Most Outrageous Diversion” by MSNBC for this quote
Grog6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 04:26 PM
Humble MN12 Genius
Super Moderator
 
XR7-4.6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Roselle IL
Posts: 16,654
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to XR7-4.6
With parts store paint I've found the best approach with springs, depending on severity, is to just clean and touch up rather than full on respray.

-Matt
XR7-4.6 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
5th Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: RTP, North Carolina
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grog6 View Post
I used the flexible paint you use on the front and rear cowls on a set; it's still holding.
Normal paint will just flake off.
Do you have any more info on what kind of paint that is? What it's called? Where to find it? THanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XR7-4.6 View Post
With parts store paint I've found the best approach with springs, depending on severity, is to just clean and touch up rather than full on respray.
That's what I'm planning. I'm just looking for advice on what to touch up with.
Kidd-7 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome