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painting rear differential q's

ok, i was under the truck a day or so ago touching up, anyways i did my rear axle, but that i saw, i figured i may paint that too..... where my aluminum driveshaft attaches to the rear diff is a non painted rusty steal thingy, can i paint that, or should i stay away from it? i believe its called a 'lubed for life' u joint, not sure tho.... its at the end of the shaft, and connects to this thing that looks alot like a u joint, then goes into the pumpkin.... but its all rusty and crappy looking...
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Did you paint the rear diff. cover too? If so what color?
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yes you can paint all that stuff
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what exactly is that called..i know its the part that gets pressed into the pinion gear..and the U joint mounts to but whats the technical word for it?
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Pinion Flange or something like that. Itz not really pressed on just held on with the pinion nut
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black. its all going black
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i havent done the actuall cover yet, or the diff just the axle, and my springs and stuff... tomarrow i think i might get out the brake cleaner and maybe some orther harsh chemicals and see if i can cut that sticky crappy undercoater off the differential so when i paint it, itll stick and be easier to keep clean
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Pinion Flange or something like that. Itz not really pressed on just held on with the pinion nut

oh i just remember when i took the pinion gear out of it i had to use a press type deal to get it out
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oh i just remember when i took the pinion gear out of it i had to use a press type deal to get it out
sadly i have to much experience with 8.8s.. i can shim one and what not.. and set it up with gears and all.. its a PITA but i can do it.. the part you had to press off is the pinion seal.. pretty sure thats what its called.. im a little rusty on all of my 8.8 lingo though that in the picture is in fact the pinion flange.. your correct.. heres a e-cookie
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