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I just got new upper and lower control arms and leaf spring from Laurel Mountain Mustang. Do you bolt them in or do you paint them or coat them first?
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You shouldn't have to do anything but bolt them up. They should already be painted black, at least mine were. You will have to grease them though.
 

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I concurr on the "don't forget to grease them".. You get excited cuz you're done.. and want to drive. and then.. you forget.

this is also key for grease in the rear end after a new center section install.

ask me how i know. what a crappy grinding sound.

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If these are the same "concours correct" arms I bought from LM Mustang, they are already finished just as the factory did theirs. That is to say, the uppers are SG black and the lowers are half black and half natural.

As others warned - install 90-degree grease fittings on the upper arms and grease every fitting as soon as you've mounted them on the car.

BTW - These arms are actually the Canadian Mustang (aka American Pony) arms and bushings (Midolyne). Pretty good stuff - I think you'll like them.
 
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