In between working on things I took a little time to clean up the front springs and perches as well. This is definitely not necessary but, it is always fun to make something fresher. Plus you get to practice your spray paint skills a bit, and that is always fun.
- Wire brush
- Rubberized Undercoating Spray
- Old Paint Brush
- Rustoleum Semi-Flat black spray paint
- Alcohol or Brake Cleaner
Let's get to it.
Purple Power De-Ruster works like a champ for your rusty projects.
These Neuspeed race springs need some love. These came off a car that was from Florida originally. So, the elements have eaten off that factory yellow coating a bit. I rubbed the up with the wire brush for a while.
Brush on the de-ruster and let it work. You will see it fizzle for a little while. After a bit it turns in to a black paintable surface.
After that clean them off well with Alcohol or Brake Cleaner. Anything that leaves a residue will not help the rubberized undercoating stick. I learned the hard way. Paint Prep is super important!
Spray on the undercoating as instructed on the can. The version from Rustoleum calls for thin coats within 15 minutes of each other is I remember correctly. Once dry this turns in to a tough rubber seal.
I hit the shock perches the same way with the wire brush. Then, I cleaned them off and gave them a good couple coats of Rustoleum Semi-Flat Black. That's all there is to it.