I have disassembled the front end on my '68 and totally refurbished all the parts. I painted both upper and lower arms. My question is, before I begin reassembly, is it necessary to remove paint from the lower arm spring pocket? I am concerned that the spring may turn easily on the painted surface. Should I wrap some tape (electrical tape?) around the spring ends to prevent this?
Oops, forgot to add I am putting in powdercoated Hotchkis lowering springs.
Once the spring finds its happy resting spot, it isn't going to shift positions regardless if it is painted or not. Since there is no drain hole in the lower a-arm, the paint will retard the on-set of rust and pitting when water collects there.