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09-08-2014 07:12 PM
FOCUS08SES moved.. sorry
11-20-2013 02:12 PM
Magus2727 Everything looks like it takes over night to soak. and then you you need to wash it off and dry it. then likely need to scuff the powder coat that has not rusted, then wash again and dry. then will need a good paint which will take 6-12 hours to cure before use. so your still out 2-3 days doing it your self. you skip steps or try to speed it up the arms will just look like they do now in just a year or less.
11-20-2013 12:43 PM
Drk_pssngr Well this is my daily commuter, weekend downtime is all I've got for it so sending parts out for blasting and PC would not work for me...looks like my option is either try my ball joint press kit which might not work and fail and have a crappy weekend or just buy cheap replacement parts and call it a day...
11-20-2013 11:09 AM
Magus2727 A place will likely blast then prime them and repowder coat for 20-30 an arm... also just a FYI. It cost me 180 to do a whole front cross member in a 2 stage color vs just a single stage black.
11-20-2013 10:26 AM
Drk_pssngr Maybe I can try this thing called Evaporust:

I'll dip all by rear control arm parts to remove the rust and repaint them and do the bushing installs. It'll save me about good $180 from buying new replacement parts.
11-20-2013 08:20 AM
Magus2727 PWSVT, Thats what I did when installing poly bushings into the front control arms bracket. I used my Jeep as a 2 ton press. Worked quite well.
11-20-2013 08:14 AM
Drk_pssngr What you did in the first pic is the same thing the ball joint service kit does. Mine is not actually from harbor freight it's another kit with more pcs and sizes.

I've done bushings on control arms on bmws with it but the reason I asked was the kit for the focus requires to press the metal sleeve in them and didn't know much force it needed.
11-20-2013 07:28 AM
PWSVT Attachment 21057

Attachment 21065

This was my press alternative.
11-20-2013 06:33 AM
PWSVT I managed the complete bushing kit install without a press. I used a piece of threaded rod to drive out/in the bushings with suitably sized sockets. For the big bushings on the front A arms I used a floor jack against my tractor. No doubt the process would've been faster and easier with a press though
11-19-2013 10:38 PM
Drk_pssngr Well the press won't be worth it for, plus my spring buckets are rusted the hell out of them and need new ones.
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