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Old 02-20-2004, 01:59 PM
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:02 PM
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You will need to sandblast the entire drive for the paint to stick. I used imron, but painted them black. You can blast them yourself at a place in Hamilton, just make sure you duct tape all holes and areas you don't want sand in and have at it. I would also say you want to make sure it is a color you can live with for a long time, red is good but some of the pastels will go out of flavor and then you are stuck with pink drives. I bet with the blasting, painting, and color sanding you could be up to 6-700 bucks per drive, and that would be doing most of the work yourself. I'll help you remove them if you want. I have a big tree in my yard that we can tie them to and just rip them off
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Mine the top have is powder coated HP blue and the bottom have painted silver because to the nose cone. I am redoing the bottom this year because the cheap paint did not hold up.
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:55 PM
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I saw a set of drives on a Apache from chicago and they were painted white.

They looked great, but that was on the trailer going down highway 70 at about 80mph.

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Black Top Silver bottom emron. rag's
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Silver from Cigarette factory:
Lowers are now polished though.
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There was a thread with a bunch of pics about this once. It had pics of BCC's Ruckus (now in Chicago) with pink drives.
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I painted my lower metallic silver. I scuffed the merc black and shot a epoxy primer. I then sprayed the silver with a rust-oleum rattle can. I top coated with some rattle can clear. Other than the tip of the skeg it has held up very well. The paint on the skeg skeg wore off when it got dragged through some muck.
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