Anybody spray paint their shocks to go with color scheme of your rig? Rust is not really a factor here in SOCAL, but I've read Ranchos have a tendency to rust sooner than later. Or spray fluid film on them, or?
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This is what i did too. Been three years and they're still holding up wellOn my Ranchos I cut off the boots, taped up the exposed bare shock rods, did a light sanding on the painted bodies, and sprayed everything satin black. Left them to dry and cure for a few days, removed the tape, and then installed.
The paint still looks good after a little over a year and counting.
I have no "white" on my rig, except for the driver...I haven't decided yet, but may end up spray painting them semi gloss black with yellow boots or yellow with black bootsI prefer my shocks to be white and privileged. They haven't rusted in 5 years and we get snow/ice and have salted roads.
I read somewhere that a few people don't have oil leaks to protect their stuff from corrosion. Too bad for them, it's all a balance like a finely tuned ecosystem.never really thought of painting something that was already painted from a factory that painted them to hold up as being a shock in a greasy dirty area of the vehicle!
Some of the best and most preserved vehicles leaked oil on most of the under carriage and it preserved and protected it… so I guess it is a balance eco system.. clean you stuff and it won’t be corroded .. or don’t… and hope your oil leak does itI read somewhere that a few people don't have oil leaks to protect their stuff from corrosion. Too bad for them, it's all a balance like a finely tuned ecosystem.