Here is what we did with my trailing arms, we sandblasted the Trailing Arms
at Roberts house ( a TR6 enthusiast) then powder coated them silver and
baked them in his garage oven, they turned out wonderful, great and the envy
of the neighborhood.
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: Cleaning Springs and Trailing Arms
> If they are off the car, I would bead blast them and paint them. When I
did mine, the "color" was
> still a little uneven after the bead blast so I painted them with
EastWood's "Aluma blast". I
> suppose other "good" silver colors such as Argent Silver would do as well.
I POR-15'd and used
> Chassis Coat Black on the springs, but I expect at this point I will
install new springs.
> FWIW, I believe the trailing arms were originally painted black. I could
see remnants of black paint
> on my TR250 and I'm the original owner.
> I expect powder coat would be better, but that's what did.
> Don Malling
> Guy D. Huggins wrote:
> > Does anybody have any recommendations for cleaning road springs and
> > trailing arms?
> > The trailing arms are made of aluminum. I have gotten the real thick
> > dirt and tar off, but what can I use to really make them shine?
> > The plan is to get them as clean as possible and then spray on some
> > clear enamel for protection.
> > Peace be with you!
> > Guy D. Huggins