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Shock color change?

Can you paint shocks? The reason I ask is because my Fabtech shocks are white are I have a red truck so I want to paint my shocks to match. What kind of paint should I use and what kind of prep?
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Id use Plasti-Kote high temp. Primer first will help the paint stick. Use sandpaper and try to take off all the white paint.
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mine are usually dirt or mud colored, but like he said, sand, primer, paint, and it should come out ok.
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Id use Plasti-Kote high temp. Primer first will help the paint stick. Use sandpaper and try to take off all the white paint.
Thanks man, I have some Duplicolor Red and some primer. I figure I will play around with it this weekend and if all else fails just paint them black.
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like whats been said. sand, primer paint. then maybe some clearcote to help make it a little more durable.

and mask off the chrome rods :P
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Red looks good. My MonoMax's are red and they look good from the back goin down the road. Id suggest painting your rear axle black.

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See what I mean?
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Red looks good. My MonoMax's are red and they look good from the back goin down the road. Id suggest painting your rear axle black.



See what I mean?
I'll prob paint the shocks this weekend, and then paint the axle while I have everything apart at your shop in a couple weeks.
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