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painting 8.8 rear end

getting my Moser from Mike Forte this week. I've ordered some KBS (heard it was the new and improved POR 15 from Mike) and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on what to paint and what not to paint on the rear end/hubs.
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I recently picked up my axle from Forte and the finish was a little duller than what I'd like; i am not certain it would require a new coat of POR-15, unless you are just looking for an additional protective coating. I was debating on whether or not to replace the cover vs. painting it.

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I guess the main thing to caution against is to not paint any mounting surfaces like axle and drive shaft yoke flanges. Maybe the inner areas of tabs where the control arms mount just to make it easier to get them slid in.

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I recently picked up my axle from Forte and the finish was a little duller than what I'd like; i am not certain it would require a new coat of POR-15, unless you are just looking for an additional protective coating. I was debating on whether or not to replace the cover vs. painting it.

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my impression after talking to mike was that the axle was bare metal and would need to be painted.

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getting my Moser from Mike Forte this week. I've ordered some KBS (heard it was the new and improved POR 15 from Mike) and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on what to paint and what not to paint on the rear end/hubs.
thanks in advance.
I'm not sure if this helps, but this is Rustoleum aluminum paint, I thought it came out pretty well. YOu can see all the stuff I taped off.
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POR-15 is what I used on my 8.8.

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I used good old Rustolium. I did a primer and then top coat. It has held up great. Front sway bar that gets sandblasted....not good at all. I might try POR for that.

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the part of the axle that is inside the housing will be in oil. Or bathed in oil.
The axle flanges outside can be paint but don't have to. Ford did not paint them.

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My axle is definitely not bare metal. It looks like something you'd get OEM. Not glossy, but it does have a coating. I will figure out how to upload pics later to give you a better idea.
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I used a wire brush, the recommended prep solution, and then brush painted mine with POR-15. Be sure to wear a respirator when using the POR-15. The vapors are toxic and liver damage is cumulative.

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I used por-15 as well, but my rear end was used and had some surface rust. I think if I had a new rear end I would go with an aerosol spray. Depends if you want more of a painted look (aerosol) or more of a glossy powdercoat look (por-15).

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Rear end vent tube install

I notice my 8.8 does not have a vent...what is the proper location and correct procedure to install w/o adding metal shavings to the rear end?
Sorry, didn't mean to high jack the thread, just noticed a vent on one pic.
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