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Old 10-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Going to Paint Skid plate need help with paint

500th post booya! Anyway I decided I am going to paint my skid plate black. Now how clean do I have to get it before painting? I tried to clean it up, but some of the dirt wont come off. Its been scratched in from wheeling. I am thinking of matching my sliders so I will use some rustoluim hammered finish. Should I use a primer before?
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500th post booya! Anyway I decided I am going to paint my skid plate black. Now how clean do I have to get it before painting? I tried to clean it up, but some of the dirt wont come off. Its been scratched in from wheeling. I am thinking of matching my sliders so I will use some rustoluim hammered finish. Should I use a primer before?
Thanks in advance.
Anywhere there is any dirt, the paint will not stick. Scrub, scrape, hammer, burn, whatever it takes to get that thing clean. PREP IS KEY! Use a primer or a bonding agent to help. Take your time. Easy light coats. Good luck!
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Tried a wire brush to get the thing clean?

Remember, it's a skid plate. You can do a spectacular job prepping, painting, clearcoating, polishing, waxing, etc., but it's still gonna get scraped up and need to be painted again. Do a decent job but don't go too crazy on the thing. You'll be periodically spraying it in the future anyway.
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Right on thanks guys. I will get a wire brush and see what I can do to get it a bit cleaner.
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Use hand sander--sand with 80 grit till its almost chrome colored... then prime with filler primer, then paint with textured black paint and call it a day

I've had it like this for about a month and no visible chips
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I didnt primer or anything. Just made sure it was clean and used rubberized undercoating. Already came in black. Been done for about 6 months now and no chips yet!! Just a few minor scratches from rocks but thats about it.
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I don't have a skid, but have some experience w/ painting metal stuff.

If you have exposed scratches, you probably have rust. Use this http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=398.

Use wirebrush or paint scrubber wheel. It's the paint and rust remover: http://www.gatorfinishing.com/products/19/

As for the final finish, that's your choice. I think the bedliner paint would be a good idea, but don't know.
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I don't have a skid, but have some experience w/ painting metal stuff.

If you have exposed scratches, you probably have rust. Use this http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=398.

Use wirebrush or paint scrubber wheel. It's the paint and rust remover: http://www.gatorfinishing.com/products/19/

As for the final finish, that's your choice. I think the bedliner paint would be a good idea, but don't know.
Good info..
I used spray can bedliner and holds up well, save the rock scrapes. Those are sanded and re-painted as needed.
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