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i have my subframe and control arms blasted and primed my question is should i paint then install the bushings and ball joints or install them now then mask them off to paint
 

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On mine we painted then installed everything. Not sure it really matters though.
 

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i would either install the bushing first or tape off the area that the bushings would go into because if theres paint build up there they wont press in easy and can cause stress cracks if forced...the bushings have to pres into bare metal only....oh, and use Melling engine assembly lube on the bushing and white grease on the control arm they will go in easier....
 
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