View Full Version : What paint for new 9"???

03-27-2007, 12:42 AM
What do you guys recommend for a good durable paint for the rearends?

03-27-2007, 02:28 AM
i would like to kno too since ill be painting mine in about 4 days

03-27-2007, 04:56 AM
POR15 works very well, as does plain old Rustoleum in a rattle can. Bob

03-27-2007, 09:09 AM
SO if you use POR15, would you have to wait to paint the area where the relocation brackets get welded i would assume. I dont think you can beat por15, but its a little more work to put on etc....

03-27-2007, 01:25 PM
I used John Deere Blitz black. Its durable and a semi gloss finish, available at john deere dealerships.

03-27-2007, 03:19 PM
Hell, if you want durable and don't mind a small bit of added weight.. Trailer the axle over and have it coated in bed liner somewhere. Keep in mind, a whole truck bed lined in line-x or rhino liner only adds 50 lbs, I imagine ~12lbs for an entire axle.


03-27-2007, 04:25 PM
I highly reccommend Rustoleum Rust Tough Enamel. It doesn't require primer, it prevents rust, its very durable, and it looks great no matter how bad of a painter you are ;)

POR15 is supposed to be very good too, never used it, but its quite expensive.

03-27-2007, 04:29 PM
I'm using POR-15 on mine...don't know how durable it is under my car since it is still sitting on jack stands in my garage. So far though, it's holding up great :jest:

03-27-2007, 04:45 PM
I'm using POR-15 on mine...don't know how durable it is under my car since it is still sitting on jack stands in my garage. So far though, it's holding up great :jest:

How did you prep for it? How much did all of the paint and crap cost? I assume you brushed it does that look?

03-27-2007, 05:28 PM
I just bought their starter kit, and prepped it with what came in the kit (Marine Clean and Metal Ready). I just followed their instructions, and it seemed to come out well. You definitely can't tell that it was done by brush...the paint goes on thin, so it spreads well. Their starter kit was enough to do 2 coats on the entire rear, and I probably could have done another thin one.

03-27-2007, 05:35 PM
NIce, Thanks. Did you have relocation brackets welded on? I would just leave that part of the rear unpainted until i get those welded on, then finish it. From what i understand the brackets should be welded on while in the car.
Nice car BTW...

03-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Thanks...actually, since I'm using a Strange 12-bolt, I'm able to re-use the bolt-in relocation brackets I have on my 10-bolt, so I just went to town on the paint. If you are having them welded in, I'd definitely leave the area unpainted, and then paint it after they are welded in. Actually, if you let the welds rust a little, it'll go on even better...the POR-15 loves a nice, rough surface to bond to. It went on a lot easier on the pumpkin section (cast) than it did the smooth axle tubes.

03-27-2007, 05:53 PM
Cool, I will probably go that route then. What quantity did you order quart?

03-28-2007, 04:09 AM
Wipe it down with a degreaser and hit it with what ever color you want. I used some sort of NAPA paint on mine and its still looks almost new 3 years old.


Navy David SS
03-28-2007, 08:31 AM
No reason to paint it. Powdercoat it!!! Here's my completed 9". Just get all the brackets welded on it before you coat it.

03-28-2007, 10:11 AM
That looks nice, sounds like eastwood has good paint as well.
I will need to weld them in after they are in the car unfortunately, i guess.

03-28-2007, 11:15 PM
A pint of POR15 is $30 and enough to do the rear at least twice. Drop about another $15 on Metal Ready to prime it, then another $10 on gloves and brushes and you're good to go. I'll post up some pics of my chopped up, welded, and POR15'd accessory bracket when I can get out to the garage.

03-30-2007, 03:06 AM
I wanna spray paint mine red or orange.

04-01-2007, 04:04 PM
Por-15 IT IS THEN!
did you guys order black, or semi gloss black?
just gotta find where to order it from.

04-01-2007, 04:15 PM
I ordered semi-gloss black, but it came out really glossy anyway.

04-01-2007, 06:08 PM
ive heard a lot of good things about por 15, that is what i would use, heres there web site.