Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boiling Springs (Carlisle) PA USA
Fit of bushing to sway bar end? Repair?
Somehow I did not include the sway bars when I had the suspension components powder coated several years ago. After procrastinating all that time, now that I am getting close to driving it I finally got around to having that done and I am sick with the results.
When I dropped them off I told the guy to mask off the ends of the sway bars. Sure enough, I pick them up today and the have a nice thick coat on them. I complained and the guy said he could fix it. I told him do NOT get into the metal. He assured me he would not. After waiting a few minutes I walked back into the shop and he's going at the bar with a sander and I see a burst of sparks. I yell at him to stop. Long story short, I got home and the bushings drop right on to the ends of the sway bars.
This is supposed to be a tight/press fit, right? Is there any good way of salvaging these?