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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 17, 8:53 PM Thread Starter
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Driveshaft Paint

Does anyone make a rattle can paint that has the color of bare steel? I am re/doing my driveshaft on my 70. The standard cast blast is just a little to dark. Thanx for any information.
P.S. I think I saw a bare steel type rattle can somewhere, I forget !
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 17, 8:55 PM
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Re: Driveshaft Paint

Lots of steel wool, WD40 and elbow grease brought the shine back to my driveshaft. After all the grime was removed I could make out a faint outline of the colored ID stripes. I repainted the stripes and finished off the shaft with a clear. Every time the car is up in the air for an oil change I wipe it all down to keep it clean. Still nice and shiny after 4 years.

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I polished it my lathe ( with scotch bright, beautiful) and cleared it. The clear is getting old and going yellow, So ,,, Off to the glass beader and paint it some kind of steel looking color and the add then stripes.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 17, 10:12 AM
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Re: Driveshaft Paint

It's not really possible, it will always look like paint. Metals don't have metal flake in it, yet the paints that are made to replicate them always seems to have small flakes.

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Rustoleum Stainless Steel, will get the # off the can tonight for you.

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Comrade, it is Rustoleum Stainless Steel #7519. Comes in a tall spray can, got mine at Lowes.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 17, 7:30 AM
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Re: Driveshaft Paint

I liked the color of Eastwoods hood hinge paint so much, I shot the shaft in it. Its a 3.5" Denny's with Nam campaign stripes, so.... not so oem...I would use Seymours SS paint. Its a higher quality than Rustoleum. Either may still be too bright. The Seymours SS paint llooks like cast alum. They also make a cast grey.

Or you can shoot it in the phosphate paint, like I did ! What was I going to use a full can on? The hinges took like 2 ozs worth!

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I use almost all rustoleum products now,but VHTs cast color is very nice for bare metal.
I did my original chevelle's driveshaft in it,my trans I just rebuilt,and even my camaro's engine.It lasts too.

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I vote clean and clear.





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I liked the color of Eastwoods hood hinge paint so much, I shot the shaft in it. Its a 3.5" Denny's with Nam campaign stripes, so.... not so oem...I would use Seymours SS paint. Its a higher quality than Rustoleum. Either may still be too bright. The Seymours SS paint llooks like cast alum. They also make a cast grey.

Or you can shoot it in the phosphate paint, like I did ! What was I going to use a full can on? The hinges took like 2 ozs worth!
Seymour "cast blast" grey is my favorite "cast iron look" paint, with Plastikote a close second. Niether really looks like bare steel though.

I left my Denny's driveshaft in the gloss black paint it was wearing when shipped to me. It was too pretty to mess with.
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Seymour "cast blast" grey is my favorite "cast iron look" paint, with Plastikote a close second. Niether really looks like bare steel though.

I left my Denny's driveshaft in the gloss black paint it was wearing when shipped to me. It was too pretty to mess with.
Me too,lol.I just had a new one cut for my trans swap.
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I like the saran wrap for holding in the fuel line.

does that strengthen the frame too?



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I like the saran wrap for holding in the fuel line.

does that strengthen the frame too?

That was there to keep the chassis clean(ish) while the car was getting body and paint work. Worked pretty well.
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That was there to keep the chassis clean(ish) while the car was getting body and paint work. Worked pretty well.
I did the same thing with my car. The bodyman still bitched about me bringing him a car with a restored chassis, they much prefer you let them not worry about overspray and bring it on a non-restored chassis and junk sheels, problem with this is panel alignment/body bushing etc, that still needs to be done before they set gaps and block out the car.
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