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Lower control arm coating? #1771584
03/04/15 09:04 PM
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Did all the B bodies get the gold coating on the lower control arms or was it factory specific?

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #1771585
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Cosmoline... pretty sure they all got it


68 Charger 383/ AT Green/Green VT
70 Roadrunner 383/4sp Purple/Black VT
Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #1771586
03/04/15 11:27 PM
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What year are you refering to...Early B s got a black dipped control arm...{mid 60s}

Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: screamindriver] #1771587
03/05/15 08:05 AM
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1968 cars and back got black painted lowers

Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: Purestocker] #1771588
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1969 dodge b body. thanks guys. what is everyone using for the coating?


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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #1771589
03/05/15 02:08 PM
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I used "Quasimoline Paint" sold by Resto Rick. Good stuff....

http://www.restorick.com/proddetail.asp?prod=PntQuasimoline

JT

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: jt4406] #1771590
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Same here


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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: JMCFAN] #1771591
03/05/15 04:23 PM
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Krylon battery protector work well too. Some will spray with clear to cover the sticky-ness so that they don't collect dirt.

Read here: https://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/show...&PHPSESSID=

Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: autoxcuda] #1771592
03/05/15 05:40 PM
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I used the Krylon Battery Protector. It seemed to get good reviews and I was able to purchase it locally. Most of the tackiness dried up in time but i did spray a coat of clear over top.

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: FJR doc] #1771593
03/06/15 12:48 AM
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Is it true that 71 and up lynch road cars were black? I currently have three of these cars and there is no evidence that they ever had "quasmoline" as a coating on the LCA's. Any input?

Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: 340cpe] #1771594
03/06/15 01:50 AM
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I started with this, real Cosmoline. 5 gallon bucket was expensive but will last for years. Around $400.00

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #1771595
03/06/15 01:54 AM
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A soak in Evaporust and a scrub with a good non abrasive pad and solvent to get back to a nice clean bare metal.

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #1771596
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Starting with nice clean parts makes a big difference, rust pitting won't get hidden by any cosmetic coating.

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #1771597
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The big dip up to about the outer rivet based on the original pattern my set had (it varied)

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #1771598
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Hanging to dry for a couple days. These reflect what the finished appearance would be using this method and the same look originals had. Drips, runs, thin and thick areas etc. are the norm. I used a box as a drip catcher, a clean metal pan would have allowed for a better unused product catch all (to save it) maybe next time. Most of the Cosmoline runs/drips off but it's a slow (hours) process.

Once these were dried the surface was slightly tacky, sort of like a candle feels, not so much stick, but waxy. I used ECS's RPM product on the entire arm before coating so any bare areas will remain nice and rust free.

I have also used the Krylon battery protector with good results for drivers I've done, it looks pretty close, dries to a slick non sticky surface like other paints, etc. but it won't get by any O.E judge worth his salt. I haven't tried Ricks "Quasiline" product but he makes awesome products so I'm sure it's high quality stuff as well.

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Re: Lower control arm coating? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #1771599
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So many options.

For the OE correct I do the real stuff dip method as Scott shows, certainly the most authentic way.

Here's a pic of my "Quasimoline" paint.
I'll soon be offering a satin clear epoxy paint finish for over bare steel.









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