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Painting a driveshaft, thoughts...

So I have been thinking about painting my rear driveshaft like a barber shop pole, so when it spins it would look pretty slick. Probably sounds cheesy to some but for some reason I think it would be cool.

For those that don't know what I am talking about here is an example.



Except on my truck it would have a Sonic Blue Stripe and the other stripe would be bare polished aluminum.

You can see alot of my driveshaft from the passenger side and i thought it would be cool.

What are your thoughts on it?
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hello Zach

unless you are creeping along it spins too fast for any visible effect
colors just blur
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unless you are creeping along it spins too fast for any visible effect
colors just blur

even with city driving would it be a blur at 30mph??? It probably would and I figured it would not be that visible but it would be noticeable in a parking lot etc...

I dont care if it does not show for 90% of the driving time but the little detail would be cool.
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^ Look who's back.

Like Neil said, the colors would blur together pretty quick. There's definitely better things you could spend your money/time on.

EDIT: If you are looking for detail, maybe do a bunch of work on it with sonic blue, like tribal designs or something of that nature.
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I think that the weight of the paint may make it vibrate (I know the paint will weigh almost nothing). I know when my buddy had a plastic bag wrapped around his drive shaft it vibrated like crazy...
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Like Neil said, the colors would blur together pretty quick. There's definitely better things you could spend your money/time on.

I would normally agree, but I have the paint and tape already, time it would only take an hour or so.
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I think that the weight of the paint may make it vibrate (I know the paint will weigh almost nothing). I know when my buddy had a plastic bag wrapped around his drive shaft it vibrated like crazy...

oh I know it does not take much weight to through it off but thin little stripes should not effect it, if it does then i will get it rebalanced.
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Well if you have the stuff and are willing to get it rebalanced then I think it would be a cool mod. I know I have never seen it on any car/truck before!

Edit: Also, if you make the stripes far enough apart, you might be able to see it spinning at slower speeds.
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I think it would be cool. You wouldn't be able to see it at any decent speed, but people would see it when you roll up next to them at a light. Think about the little car in the right lane and you pull up next to him in the left lane, what's he gonna see? A barbershop driveshaft! It's definitely useless but kind of cool at the same time.
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lame, imo. quick way to funkify the looks of one of the sweetest rangers on the road!
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solid blue would be better imo
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solid blue would be better imo
I agree it would throw off the whole truck and become the dominate peice on there.
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I agree it would throw off the whole truck and become the dominate peice on there.


i am with stupid^^^^^
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White and black wouldn't look half bad. The Germans painted their propeller spinners with spirals such as that in World War II.
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get some of the removeable blue tape and use it as the "paint". Wrap it around and see what it looks like.
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White and black wouldn't look half bad. The Germans painted their propeller spinners with spirals such as that in World War II.
Lol, thanks for the info.
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why not get your driveshaft chromed , just a idea
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Zach,

I think it would be cool. But only for a while. With the snow, weeds we drive threw I think it would only be cool for a few months. I dont think a gallon of clear coat would even hold up. Just a thought.
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Yaahhh get it chromed dude! That'd be awesome till it got stolen.

Also, painting your driveshaft sounds teh gay. Why don't you paint your lugnuts, that might look good.
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Sounds like a neat idea, but I honestly think it would take away from the look of your truck.
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Polish It!!!!
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Powder coat it black.
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Powder coat it black.
IMO I think it would make it off balance.
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