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    mhardman
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    This might be only tangentially relevant to the Wayfarer, but I’m restoring the leaf springs and wondering whether to paint the leaves with Hammerite or just leave them in bare metal.

    Anyone done this on their boat trailer?

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    Colin Parkstone
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    Bare metal is never any good so a soft, pliable paint like Hammerite may only be of good to the metal ?

    C P

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    RichardP
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    If you are disassembling the springs to refurbish, don’t paint the contact surfaces as the paint will wear away and leave you with slack. Rqather than paint, my sanker trailer springs gets a squirt of Waxoil now and again to keep rust away and provide an element of lubing.
    Richard

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