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Old 10-30-2010, 09:01 PM
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Default why ford dont paint spindles....

Here I am under my new 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl regular cab and I notice the front spindles are rusted compared to other painted suspension parts... WHY DOESN'T FORD PAINT EVERY METAL UNDER TRUCK??? THERE ARE A FEW BARE METAL PIECES UNDER TRUCK THAT ARE NOT PAINTED AND surface rusted already ahhh!!!!!

Stock exhaust brackets, whatsup with that.... bare metal, no primer no nothing.... spindles..... rear leaf spring braket fastners that look like heavy duty presssed on studs of some sort.... come on ford.... at least use some trusty rustoleum primer... am I annnnnnal or what???
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: why ford dont paint spindles....

yeah. i was looking at mine the other day and was all like wtf?
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: why ford dont paint spindles....

cost them more...
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:21 PM
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Get a can of krylon rust tough and paint them your self. I have done it and it last for a long time.



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Old 10-31-2010, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: why ford dont paint spindles....

Did you paint the frame on sideof truck too stl?
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:13 PM
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Ya the whole frame was painted this summer.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:01 PM
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Sharp. Very sharp. Was this a gradual thing or did you take everything apart during a mod?
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:05 PM
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I'd rather them spend money on things that matter like motor, tranny, suspension, and ect. I don't want them to do what some of these other cheap asia vehicles do and put accessories out the butt to wow dumb people. I don't include Nissan and Toyota in that.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:20 PM
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Sharp. Very sharp. Was this a gradual thing or did you take everything apart during a mod?
No didnt take things apart.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:31 PM
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No didnt take things apart.
Looks great!
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:38 PM
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It's just surface rust. This piece of metal is so thick that it will never rust through. Other than for esthetic's reasons, there is no need to paint them.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:08 AM
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How many cans you use stl?
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: why ford dont paint spindles....

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It's just surface rust. This piece of metal is so thick that it will never rust through. Other than for esthetic's reasons, there is no need to paint them.
bravo sierra.

i bought my '97 ranger two weeks ago. the rear hangers were replaced by the PO. the front driver's side snapped on my way to work the first day i drove it to work. they were rusted all the way through.

if you want to keep these things a long time, get them painted and keep an eye on them. i don't give a shit how thick they are, they will rust through eventually.

if someone had spent an hour and 5 bucks on mine 13 years ago, they'd be fine now.

this applies to the hangers. cna't say i've ever seem a spindle rust to the point of failure. but, it wouldn't hurt to do them, anyhow.
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