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Paint chipping off on new valve springs?

 
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AdamSabz
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject:  Paint chipping off on new valve springs? Reply with quote

just picked up some 1.9 yella terra roller rockers for my 2004 impala ss, bought some new 90# LS6 valve springs from ZZP to go with them. They came in today (lightning shipping) and i'm a little concerned with the paint flaking, rubbing, and kind of dusting off. should i clean them in some lacquer before putting them in the car? will just a rinse suffice? i really don't want paint flakes floating around my motor. please let me know what you think.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Never had those painted valve springs, but I've seen them and know which ones you mean. However, you're the first person I've heard of having a problem with the paint coming off? I'd figure they would have powder coated them to avoid that.

Either way, if they're chipping off, you're on the right track to do whatever it takes to get that paint OFF!

The idea of paint chips floating in your engine shouldn't sound too appealing!

If you're not pressed on getting them installed ASAP, I'd call the vendor and ask a few questions...

Also, you can snag a can of duplicolor from any walmart called "paint stripper". It will probably work faster than regular thinner, although you'll still want to clean any residue off with the thinner.

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