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    Posted: 01 Feb 19 at 14:15
Hi all, I've just bought a new trailing arm and will get another nearer the time the doka is ready, i fancy painting the arm to protect it. anyone have any recommendations for treatments or should i just fit them and see if they last another 30 years ? many thanks 
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Powder coating is probably your best bet
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Powder coating isn't quite so good at resisting chipping.

If you can't galvanise and paint, then I would give it a good coat of a zinc rich primer like Galvafroid, top coat with Chassis Black Extreme, and then treat the interior with cavity wax.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scottyinsw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 19 at 15:45
thanks all, i suppose powder coating would sort the insides too but wonder if raptor paint would be the toughest coating? may end up waxing the inside and using quite a few coats of black paint over the original black paint 

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thanks for the reply , is that chassis paint as tough as Raptor paint or a Bedliner type paint? 

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There is a powder coat for outdoor use had my bumpers done 5 years ago still look good,they use it for painting tractor wheels etc.
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