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Painting propshaft??


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I think I heard/read somewhere that it's not advisable to paint propshafts, due to risk of putting them out of balance. Is this correct, or just urban myth? Can a coat of paint really cause that much of an issue?

Expert advice wanted please, and if correct, how do you get them refurbished?

Cheers

Steve

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Maybe on an F1 car but I don't think I'd worry about anything Land Rover make as long as you're not painting it with brush on bitumen. The actual weight of paint in a small spray can is pretty insignificant and if you apply it reasonably evenly, the weight imbalance is going to be minimal.

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It's a real pain ordering parts from the UK because I have to specify "reverse rotational paint" and it always costs extra!

Many an Aussie has been caught out like this, thats why i have a 20ltr drum of anti-clockwise paint to repaint all my spares.

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I have a tin of it, if you'd like to buy it. £200 per litre, but shipping is costly as it has to travel via both poles to be correctly magnetised, so that's £400 per litre. But I did put "4x4" on the label, so it's worth it.

Being where you are, i think you need a tin of each :o .

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On 9/7/2016 at 2:52 PM, Snagger said:

I have a tin of it, if you'd like to buy it. £200 per litre, but shipping is costly as it has to travel via both poles to be correctly magnetised, so that's £400 per litre. But I did put "4x4" on the label, so it's worth it.

Thanks, but I just ordered a paint reversal system from eBay. It runs on magnets, I believe. It should be here soon because it only has to come from Hong Kong. 

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