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I am wanting to redo the color on my recently acquired coilovers, I am not a fan of the yellow and pink that KW thinks is cool...<br>Paint? Powder coat? Rubberized rattle can paint? Rustoleum?<p>The springs do have some of the yellow rubber stuff worn off, and some rust so I want to clean them up before putting them on the car. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Ideally I want to color them gunmetal/charcoal, with maybe some green accent. Gunmetal= all the yellow areas, green= all the pink areas.<p>Help me out guys, I wanna get these on my car before the Seattle GTG. Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I've googled it a little, just wanting to know if anyone on here has done anything to theirs. I prefer advice from someone I know as compared to just some random guy on the internet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> So keep it coming my trusted advisors...
 

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We have done some baked paint stuff but not on springs. Dont see why it should matter. Ive done quite a few wrinkle paint valve covers and baked them in the oven and came out lookin factory almost. Powder coating would probably hold up the best though, find someone who does it locally should be fairly cheap as well.
 

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To be honest i was thinking it would be hard as actually painting it fully would take forever as well as there not being a whole lot of room around the coils .....<p>
 

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Oh, I've got a powder coat guy. It is just after hours so I thought I would ask what you guys thought. Of course he would say he'd do them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Also, anyone know the best way to remove the current plastic/rubber coating that is on the springs? It looks like it will be a pain. If I took them to the powder coaters I doubt their normal blasting would get rid of it without them having to spend more time (which equals more of my money) removing it. Ideas?
 

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Id ask what there oven bakes at because technically too much heat could affect the springs but also have to consider from the factory are springs painted or coated already? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>To get rid of the paint most will say just to media blast them which im sure is what they would have/use.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>To get rid of the paint most will say just to media blast them which im sure is what they would have/use.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The springs have like a rubber coating, doesn't really feel like paint but I'm sure it is some kind of paint. Anything that I can do to remove the yellow paint/stuff? My powder coat guy charges like $50/hr for media blasting...I was thinking steel wool might do the trick.<p>Also, from what I've read online it appears most powder coat places know not to do springs over a specific degree, and if they stay under that there is no adverse effects on the spring.
 

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Yeah i would presume a professional coater would know not to over heat the springs but you never know, doesnt hurt to mention.<p>I have a friend that has access to a media blaster so thats usually what i use for pretty much everything. You could try industrial paint stripper and see if it wipes right off.<p>Think its called aircraft paint remover if im not mistaken, wear gloves its potent lol.
 
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