Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

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Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby LovesBuggies » Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 pm

I have got some shocks I am going to use on my sidewinder.
They are a bit rusty.
Can I sandblast them and powdercoat or will that stuff them :?:
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Re: Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby itchyback » Wed May 29, 2013 8:31 am

I believe powder coating involves heating them which i thought was a no no, try your local powder coater and ask them.
Perhaps several coats of spray paint instead? THe spray on enamel i used on my uprights seems really tough, try that as an option.
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Re: Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby LovesBuggies » Wed May 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Thanks for the reply
OK
I will try a local powdercoater an see what he reckons.
Is sandblasting a safe option to get rid of rust or would the grit stuff them?
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Re: Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby itchyback » Fri May 31, 2013 7:54 am

My understanding of shock absorbers (which could be wrong) is there is a rubber seal between the moving tubes. Sand blasting getting to that seal would not be good. Again, best advice would be from the powder coaters themselves.
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Re: Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby aceface » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:45 am

Hey, if you have coilovers you should be able to take them off for blasting. You should only use a light abrasive element such as sand or glass. As for powdercoating the guy i use recons it would be ok but I would still ask
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Re: Can I Sandblast and Repaint shocks?????

Postby LovesBuggies » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:53 am

Thanks mate! :P
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