Powercoating Classic Mercedes Suspension Components

Screwdriver

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Greetings!

Wanted to share an image of my W123 under chassis that I had restored a 3 years ago. While it's great to look at, I wonder if it makes sense to undergo that much effort/ expense to protect my W115 saloon?

Or would it make sense to take certain critical components and selectively powdercoat them only to save cost. For example, the lower control arms, where rust can eat away where the spring are supported? Perhaps it makes sense to remove them, coat them and then install new bushings and balljoints?

Any thoughts on coating the springs or any other components that may need it?

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It depends if you want go a classic car show and put a mirror under the car. I think it would be very expensive and time consuming.
For me no. Just a good clean, underbody paint/rust protection. Are you going to drive the car in winter with salt on the roads?
 
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Are you going to drive the car in winter with salt on the roads?
Unlikely. That said, I'm all about preservation of these cars. Took too many years to find good examples, so I want to ensure that rust doesn't kill them on my watch. Said another way, trying to be preventative and practical in my approach.
 

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Please pay attention to which section you post in. Moving thread.
 

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