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My 2008 is no museum piece but instead my work vehicle. But with all the lockdown time on my hands I’ve been giving my E some love. In addition to fixing both rear door’s rust, I’ve decided to remove and repaint the steel wheels and hubcaps, scrub down the wheel wells, and paint all the suspension systems.

Other than lots of dirt and grime, wire brushing and wire wheeling didn’t produce much debris on the suspension parts. Lots of surface rust but as the gauge of this metal is thick, I’m not worried about rust through at this point.

Here’s the before image:

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I used Rustoleum Semi Gloss black in both brush on and spray versions. It takes about three hours per corner. I’ll post more soon including the wheels and hubcaps too.
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My 2008 is no museum piece but instead my work vehicle. But with all the lockdown time on my hands I’ve been giving my E some love. In addition to fixing both rear door’s rust, I’ve decided to remove and repaint the steel wheels and hubcaps, scrub down the wheel wells, and paint all the suspension systems.

Other than lots of dirt and grime, wire brushing and wire wheeling didn’t produce much debris on the suspension parts. Lots of surface rust but as the gauge of this metal is thick, I’m not worried about rust through at this point.

Here’s the before image:

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I used Rustoleum Semi Gloss black in both brush on and spray versions. It takes about three hours per corner. I’ll post more soon including the wheels and hubcaps too.
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Looks great Mike! Especially the brake calipers and rotors, as they always have some heavy surface rust, even here in FL!

You just raised the bar for the rest of us! :)
 

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Hey thanks alot te1966! This work is pretty tedious but offers a bit of peace of mind.
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Lots of rolling around on an old rug on the garage floor for this job. Wish I had a lift!
 

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And the front suspension:
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and after painting:

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The steel wheels were painted with Rustoleum Hammered Black brush paint. The stock wheel covers with Duplicolor metallic laquer.

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