Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem with slipplate paint used on leaf springs? I recently took apart some stock 40 springs, wire wheeled them and coated them in 2 coats of brushed on slip plate. I let them dry for several days and left them outside in the rain. They are now becoming rust colored. It looks as if the metal under the slipplate is rusting through and bleeding through the slipplate paint. I am very dissapointed to say the least as I put a lot of work into these darn springs. I expected the slip plate to protect the bare metal from rusting better than this? Is there anything I can do now to remedy this or will I have to live with the springs rusting away after I put them on the car? I was thinking I could put them all together and then spray them with standard black spraypaint to cover and protect the outside of the spring pack? Not sure if standard paint would stick to the graphite based slipplate paint? I was also thinking of using a coat of wd40 or something on the assembled spring packs to ward off moisture but the directions for the splate recommend no solvents to be used. Any help is appreciated.