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Paint those rusted drive shafts???

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by joelmic, May 23, 2020.

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  1. joelmic

    joelmic Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Is there already a thread on this somewhere???

    I would LOVE to coat those shafts after removing that rust...
     
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    ripping r Old&Grumpy

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    I painted mine in weeks of buying the truck. had no rust yet. still looks good two and half years later. i just used rust-oleum black
     
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    I painted my driveshaft within hours of buying the truck. I planned ahead, and had Rustolium ready and waiting.

    I painted everything that was bare metal, except the rotors, and the exhaust. The underneath of my truck still looks almost new.

    Once a year, I get a new can of Rustolium and slide under the truck, and give it a good touch up. I do the same thing with the Wrangler and the Mustang.
     
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    This was 1 day after a new one was installed to stop the "bump". Already rusty
     
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    The rust on the driveshaft isn’t really an issue unless it bothers you. Some of that metal is actually designed to develop a surface rust as a protectant to the underlying metal. Depending on your truck, it may have aluminum rear driveshaft as well.

    Painting it definitely won’t hurt it though, you could even go crazy and paint it like a candy cane lol.
     
  6. Lyle Longboat

    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    I have all of the exposed metal (Including frame) under My truck painted in Tremclad/rustoleum paint. Driveshaft was the first. I do the cv shafts as well. I touch up/re coat each year. I haven’t touched the driveshaft though in two years! She still looks like I did it yesterday!
     
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    joelmic Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Well I didn't have a choice buying mine with 27000 on it already... maybe just something to do on a hot day while I'm trying to stay under the truck

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    joelmic Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I can also imagine when it's wet and spinning it's slinging rusty water everywhere... I'll have to use something safe enough to remove that rust tho.
    Rustolium makes a good rust remover too tho.
     
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    Wait till it builds up a nice surface coat of rust. Then treat it with Por15. You cain't beat that stuff off with a hammer but it will not stick to clean metal.
     
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    Steel wool is what you'd probably want to use to clean up the rust on your driveshaft,if you don't have any laying around,steal a handful of SOS pads off your better half,she probably has a box of them under the kitchen sink,lol
     
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