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Old 05-10-2011, 03:03 PM
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Default How To: Paint Rear Differential Cover

This is a quick and easy mod that makes any diff cover look great! I do not take credit for this, many have done this mod, i just wanted to tell everyone how to do it.

Tools Needed:

-Spray Paint (your choice of color)
-Degreaser
-Sand Paper
-Rag
-Duck Tape
-News Paper

(sorry, did not take during pics, its very easy, anyone can do it)

Step One:

Scrape down the diff cover with the sand paper and remove any lose peeling metal parts.

Step Two:

Degrease the cover with the degreaser and whip down with rag.

Step Three:

Masket off the axle and any wires to prevent paint on them. Cover anything around it with the news paper and tape it off.

Step Four:

Spray paint the diff cover. do mulitiple coats to prevent future chipping. I did 2 of yellow and 1 of clear.

Finished Product:




(as you noticed i didnt do a good job on the masking off but a little paint wont hurt anything )

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: How To: Paint Rear Differential Cover

looks good, seems like this is the cool thing to do now lol. yours matches the shocks as well as the truck

Another way to go is to time it w/ a rear end fluid change, and paint the cover while its off the axle to have zero chance of overspray.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:35 PM
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a little overspray but looks good!
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: How To: Paint Rear Differential Cover

I just did mine last week with da Chromz paint. Looks hot. lol
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:43 PM
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pics?^
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:58 PM
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I'll take one in the AM. Its dark out now.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:00 PM
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ITs times like this that I wish my truck wasnt black.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:12 PM
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ITs times like this that I wish my truck wasnt black.
What do you mean? Black goes good with everything lol. You can paint it any color you want and it'll look good.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:26 PM
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pics?^


I didn't mask anything, just spray bombed it. haha
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:45 PM
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nice but looks like its time for another spray.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:14 PM
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i need to do mine so bad, ive had the paint for like two months hahaha, i was gonna do my calipers and cover at the same time but i got lazy
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:31 PM
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ive never read it but why do our covers have a tag on them?
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:35 PM
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ive never read it but why do our covers have a tag on them?
has the code for what gears you have in it
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:39 PM
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has the code for what gears you have in it
ah i see
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:11 PM
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nice but looks like its time for another spray.
Ya, prolly, but I want a chrome cover. Might get one but idk when.
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