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Old 06 Nov 2012, 01:27 am
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I 've got red lowered springs for my PT that I wish to install for the winter and to go to the tech inspection in februari. Lowered springs are not allowed unless you spend a lot of money to clear them first.
So painting them is much easier and cheaper in the long run.
DoeIs Hamerite do the job ? Or will it peel off ? What kind of company does the stripping and painting of springs ?
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 01:45 am
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I would look into powdercoating as the springs do flex causing chips that we can't eat.

Eibach's come powdercoated black.
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Us old time Hot Rodders painted our springs years before powder coating was popular. Painting will hold just as well as painting anything else on the vehicle. In fact Epoxy Paint is available in rattle can and is much harder and more durable then most normal application of powder coating. But it only comes in 3 colors, Black ,whit and satin Black.

Your springs would need to be sand blasted or chemically strip to be powder coated. But to use the Epoxy a light sanding is all that is needed. Even painting over powder coated surfaces.



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Thanks Nitro, this is a big help. Just ordered two cans from a UK web-seller. Inexpensive too.
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 02:43 am
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Eibach's come powdercoated black.
Eibach's will cost me $250 while the red springs are laying in my garage
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Eibach's will cost me $250 while the red springs are laying in my garage
Was just giving a reference as to which companies also powdercoat their springs. Another one is Candyman.

But anyways, listen to Nitro.
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 12:36 pm
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All stock spring are powder coated, it 's only the cheap ones who are spray painted, which loosens after some years.
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Why the heck can you not lower your own car?
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 06:42 pm
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Why the heck can you not lower your own car?
I would think it would be a public safety issue? Look how many incorrectly lower their own vehicles in the US.

Besides as for laws or regulations governing the lowing of vehicle here in the US goes...
Its not surprising you would be almost in vehicle code violation here in CA, naturally subject to the officer discretion! Right CREWZIN!

V C Section 24008 Modification of Vehicles
24008. It is unlawful to operate any passenger vehicle, or commercial vehicle under 6,000 pounds, which has been modified from the original design so that any portion of the vehicle, other than the wheels, has less clearance from the surface of a level roadway than the clearance between the roadway and the lowermost portion of any rim of any wheel in contact with the roadway.

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Vehicles must have headlights that meet the state's height requirements in order to pass a Texas vehicle inspection. Headlights that are not the legal height will result in the vehicle failing inspection until the problem is corrected.



Now if I do the math with the Super Slammers that puts you below the required minimum in your state...
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There are a lot of rules in the uk. This is one more reason that we need to eliminate any leaders that want to make us more like our European cousins. The people are great there government rules not so much.
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