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painting differential cover....

I was thinkin of painting my diff cover, however, i am curious to hear from those that have done this, and how well their paint jobs have held up?
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mine lasted until winter...
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if you do it right: sand to bare metal/prime/paint/clear coat, then you shouldn't have a problem with it......and as long as you keep it clean, it will look good...
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It will look good till the county trucks drop their ' snow removal salt ', or chlorides. Mine was painted at one time.. its now undercoated . Paint won't stay in our area mate.
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looked good for about a year or so.. then got a chrome cover that was a joke.. painted that black now
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same as everyone else... it looked good for a while but now it's chipping. all i did was lightly sand mine... then 3 coats primer, 3 coats paint.

NOTE: if you do paint it... don't be an idiot like me and take a pressure washer to it... the pressure washer will win, lol.
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Mine looked great for a while, but I had a chunck chip off then I scrapped off all the loose stuff off and hit it with the spray paint again and it looks good.
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Mine still looks good after 2+ years
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yea, but where you located? a lot of the previous posters are in the great white northern tundra. (that may be a bit excessive)
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im lookin to do this too... paintin the Texas Flag on it

what kind of sander/paper do i need?
primer?
paint?
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buy an aluminum one
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mine lasted until winter also.
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im lookin to do this too... paintin the Texas Flag on it

what kind of sander/paper do i need?
primer?
paint?
It won`t last I sanded primed and painted a ford symbol on mine . Lasted about a year then it peeled. now it`s black again
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mine has held up for the most part. but the winters are harsh on it
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