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Old 08-21-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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Typically I use restoleum for most of my exterior parts due to rust on everything. I've seen lots of post on the forum lately where people have detailed their suspension parts with various colors. I would like to know what is the best type of paint for exterior metal parts? Would something like an expoxy caliper paint be more durable than an enamel?
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http://www.por15.com/product.asp?productid=6

you can thin it and spray on. All regular spray paints will only last a few months depending on use of vechicle.
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if you can somehow get in touch with a paint rep, ask for a case of Euroblack. Its a satin black paint that doesn't need primer, it adheres right to bare metal or fiberglass, and it chemcially bonds itself to whatever material. I found this stuff to be the most durable of any paints out there. I painted my control arms, and DROPPED a control arm on the concrete, and it didn't even chip or scuff. The stuff is awesome, but expensive. You can get a case of 12 spray cans, about a $6+ for can.
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Believe it or not, I found Rustoleum to be pretty darn tough. I used the rusty metoal primer and a few coats fo base - pretty tough stuff. And if you do get a scratch then the primer will preven the scratch from rusting out. Best of all you can buy it in many different colors at you local hoem and garden store so if you do need a touch up it is easy.
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I'm using Eastwood's "Chassis Black" on my control arms and frame. I didn't want to fool with POR-15, and the Eastwood stuff is an epoxy product. I'm not building a show car anyway, so if it chips, so be it.
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I have used POR15 a lot and had mixed results with it. It has come off in some places. I'm not as impressed with it as I was a few years ago. All procedures were followed btw. I top coated with Eastwood paints and had good luck with them. I'm going to give the Eastwoods encapsulator a try over the POR15 next time. It appears to have the same adhesion properties without the top coat issue or health concerns of POR15. There is a comparision on the Eastwoods tech page if interested. Eastwood will be at Carlisle along with POR15 rep's so it will be a good time to compare.

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if you can somehow get in touch with a paint rep, ask for a case of Euroblack. Its a satin black paint that doesn't need primer, it adheres right to bare metal or fiberglass, and it chemcially bonds itself to whatever material. I found this stuff to be the most durable of any paints out there. I painted my control arms, and DROPPED a control arm on the concrete, and it didn't even chip or scuff. The stuff is awesome, but expensive. You can get a case of 12 spray cans, about a $6+ for can.
tried a search got zip, is there a link
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