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I bought a used set of shocks. They had chips dings and light rust. EXCEPT under the FOX labels. The ...


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Old 08-12-2017, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I bought a used set of shocks. They had chips dings and light rust.

EXCEPT under the FOX labels. The area between FOX stickers was chipped and dinged. The sticker prevented the damage in that area.

I cleaned the area and put rust preventive paint and bought some paint that fairly closely matches the original finish.

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I also bought some of the very heavy clear vinyl that is normally used along rocker panels and will put that over the cleaned up area. It will actually over lap the Fox stickers. If the original sticker stopped the chips, this should too.

Now, I would suggest you getting some of that vinyl and cover your shocks BEFORE they get damaged. Or just to prevent more damage.

I'd post a photo but PB puked and I haven't gotten a new photo site yet.




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Clever. Thanks for the tip!
Would you like to post the source of that heavy clear vinyl?


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I found the vinyl on several sites. It's also used to protect the door sill. I found it on amazon in a 4" width which seems about right. It will be here next week.
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