[Es2] Re: [audi20v] Re: what paint for coil springs

Mark Wetzel mark.wetzel at verizon.net
Tue Jun 21 22:39:05 EDT 2005

Probably no more than an uncoated spring, I would guess.


>The only concern I would have for "plastic dipping" springs would be
>that the coating could trap moisture underneath while in service.
>On 6/21/05, Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Dave:
>> My concern is that powdercoat is typically a hard finish- and good for
>> "static" items.
>> Springs by nature will twist and move - they are dynamic.
>> - which is probably the reason that in alot of cases, the powder coating
>> fails and comes off in large chunks.
>> It's interesting that only the front springs are rusting - the rears still
>> have their blue powdercoat finish intact.
>> I was thinking that a finish with some flex would last longer in the
>> dynamic spring environment.
>> -Peter
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