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Old 02-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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I can get the paint off the springs OK but I see some have them polished to a "bling, bling" silver.

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I can get the paint off the springs OK but I see some have them polished to a "bling, bling" silver.

Any ideas?

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Maybe try one of those hobby/craft rock polishers/tumblers full of bb's?
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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Maybe try one of those hobby/craft rock polishers/tumblers full of bb's?
that would pry take a while..... if you have acess to a media blaster / bead blaster i would do that first to remove the paint... then take some never-dull and goto town... that stuff polishes anything
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Hey Dustin,

How are you removing the paint from the springs?
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Acetone takes the paint off fast. Then clean them up on wire wheel. Next get 2 buffing compounds.10-15 micron then 5micron polishing compound. Take them on wool bonnet on a bench grinder. They will sparkle. If you dont have any of that stuff a local discount tool store (harbor freight) it will probably cost 25$ for everthing.
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I have a buffer & grinder in my garage so it didn't take long for me to do mine (From paint AE springs to chrome all in one go). I'm not sure what you could use besides something like that though (you can probably get a buffing wheel disc for a dremel).
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I use paint stripper. It works great. Just put the stripper in a coffee container with springs in there. The paint should be loose in about 20-25 min then jsut get a rag and start wiping it off, it comes right off.

I tried acetone and a grinding wheel, it made my springs all dull and weird looking. The paint stripper works great, the springs look good when you are done too.
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Just dye them black...way more gangster.
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^^^ Just with something like Rite-Dye?
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Yes Rit dye. I dye my springs and wheels with it...
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I never understand why people want to do this ..... makes no sense to me!!
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I never understand why people want to do this ..... makes no sense to me!!
Silver or black springs often look better with your paintjob.
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Two reasons:

Competition won't know your set up (although not my personal motivation)

Looks better (especially with some of the colours of spring combos out there) and I am a slave to fashion....
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