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Old 01-23-2019, 07:38 AM
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I am going to replace my half shaft and drive shaft u joints in my 78 Vette and want to clean them up, the question is what should the finish be? Should I sand them back to bare metal and clear them or is there a paint that would give the protection and close to the original finish?

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Old 01-23-2019, 01:55 PM
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If you dont intend to do NCRS judging, paint them.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:56 PM
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No Judging? "Cast Blast" aerosol paint.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:12 PM
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Well, I went overboard cause it's a long winter here in Michigan. I sanded and sanded and sanded then buffed to a shine. Then clear coated. No NCRS, just like the detail work.
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Thanks All! I appreciate the info.

Duke, are those GM part numbers decals on your half shafts?
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Originally Posted by 78 Pace View Post
Thanks All! I appreciate the info.

Duke, are those GM part numbers decals on your half shafts?
Yes, just copies I made at work.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:11 PM
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Looks good, I have one on my main drive shaft but the half shafts.

Unfortunately I will have to remove the one decal to restore my drive shaft.
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Painted the tubes black and the ends with cast iron paint.
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Originally Posted by 78 Pace View Post
Looks good, I have one on my main drive shaft but the half shafts. Unfortunately I will have to remove the one decal to restore my drive shaft.
Do you save it and in fact, scan it (is possible) and post here or send the image to me. Would like to see it.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:41 AM
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Here is a picture of the decal off the main drive shaft.
I did get the decal off but in a couple of pieces, the half shafts didn't have decals must of fallen off over the years.


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Originally Posted by 78 Pace View Post
Here is a picture of the decal off the main drive shaft.
I did get the decal off but in a couple of pieces, the half shafts didn't have decals must of fallen off over the years.
That's a nice one...thx

What's the last four digits of your VIN? Four-speed? Mileage?
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