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Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #401
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I used rattle-can primer then rattle-can flat black. Probably just going to do touch-ups with flat black.
If you hit it with a self-etching primer after a little wire brushing with a die grinder, it shouldn't rust as much. Even without using a wire brush, I'd still use a rust preventing primer if that's a concern.
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Sounds good. I'll probably do the self-etching primer and then black. I don't plan to have it contact anything off-road in the near future but it will happen some day. Just wasn't sure about flat, satin, semi-gloss, and all the other variants out there. Tempted to use the semi-gloss black BBQ grill paint that I used when I restored my 2001 Weber Genesis Silver B. That went on really well and holds up well too.
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Sounds good. I'll probably do the self-etching primer and then black. I don't plan to have it contact anything off-road in the near future but it will happen some day. Just wasn't sure about flat, satin, semi-gloss, and all the other variants out there. Tempted to use the semi-gloss black BBQ grill paint that I used when I restored my 2001 Weber Genesis Silver B. That went on really well and holds up well too.
Do you have front mud flaps? If not, gravel will blast any rattle can solution off the sliders. Trust me.
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Do you have front mud flaps? If not, gravel will blast any rattle can solution off the sliders. Trust me.
I have the Husky ones. They're shorter than the factory ones I took off. Touch-ups aren't a big deal. In fact, I hope I see impacts on the side because then I'll know they saved me from another driver's door! That's the main reason I'm getting them. I just want a paint that blends with the rest of the black on the truck like the mirrors, etc. Maybe a satin or flat would be better than the semi-gloss. The great thing is that I can just paint them again if I don't like it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #405
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Do you have front mud flaps? If not, gravel will blast any rattle can solution off the sliders. Trust me.
Haha, not to burst your bubble but, I had mine powdercoated very thick, the rocks still managed to chip it. The only thing that won't is bed liner, but if its not prepped well enough, the first rock will tear it. It's a no win. I say just ten them raw until they rust off. Lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #406
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Haha, not to burst your bubble but, I had mine powdercoated very thick, the rocks still managed to chip it. The only thing that won't is bed liner, but if its not prepped well enough, the first rock will tear it. It's a no win. I say just ten them raw until they rust off. Lol
No bubble to burst. We're on the same page. I used spray-on bedliner that got raped by gravel when I ran with no flaps. They're rusting nicely at the moment, but tomorrow might be warm enough for me to mask off the truck and clean them up. I was waiting until I had aftermarket flaps installed.

It would've held up better with a little more cure time, but I don't think it'd matter. A really thick coating of bedliner may hold up, but I wouldn't bother if the sliders will actually see offroad duty. Even with mud flaps, enough crap will smack them over time that they'll get chipped up if used offroad, IMO.
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Like the line-x. Be interested to see how well it holds up.
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Like the line-x. Be interested to see how well it holds up.
My Line-x'd sliders have held up perfectly so far. Albiet I've only had them on for a couple of months, but I've had zero damage from rocks, weather, shopping carts, etc. I haven't rubbed them against rocks or trees yet, but they get used as steps on a daily basis and are showing no signs of wear.

I'll keep this thread updated as the months / years pass and they get used for what they are intended.

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My Line-x'd sliders have held up perfectly so far. Albiet I've only had them on for a couple of months, but I've had zero damage from rocks, weather, shopping carts, etc. I haven't rubbed them against rocks or trees yet, but they get used as steps on a daily basis and are showing no signs of wear.

I'll keep this thread updated as the months / years pass and they get used for what they are intended.

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Yeah I drive on gravel roads everyday and my paint hasn't held up. Thinking about repainting them and putting the clear bra stuff over the rear horizontals that are getting beat up.
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Yeah I drive on gravel roads everyday and my paint hasn't held up. Thinking about repainting them and putting the clear bra stuff over the rear horizontals that are getting beat up.
Do you have front mud flaps?
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Do you have front mud flaps?
Yep, stock length.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #413
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Yep, stock length.
That's not encouraging. The cross bracing really catches rocks. My slider paint was blasted away on a trip, and I haven't had good enough weather to repaint them yet. I didn't have any mud flaps at the time, but have aftermarket ones now. I'll just plan on respraying them a little after each trip.
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That's not encouraging. The cross bracing really catches rocks. My slider paint was blasted away on a trip, and I haven't had good enough weather to repaint them yet. I didn't have any mud flaps at the time, but have aftermarket ones now. I'll just plan on respraying them a little after each trip.
I repainted them once already while on the truck. And the gravel blasted it back down the next day.
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I called him up. He said he is starting a new job tomorrow and is no longer doing fabrication. Said if the new gig doesn't pan out as he hopes, he may get back in to fabrication, or if for some reason there is a huge demand, he may do it part-time, but as it stands now, these are no longer available.

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I called him up. He said he is starting a new job tomorrow and is no longer doing fabrication. Said if the new gig doesn't pan out as he hopes, he may get back in to fabrication, or if for some reason there is a huge demand, he may do it part-time, but as it stands now, these are no longer available.

Anything else out there of such similar build quality and look, etc?
Does this mean that I got one of his last ones? Perhaps the last one?

When I was looking at these, I was also looking at Demello and Beefed Taco's. After looking at all of them I narrowed it down to those three, and I chose Famous Fab. I'm actually heading back out to the garage to finish painting them right now.
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I called him up. He said he is starting a new job tomorrow and is no longer doing fabrication. Said if the new gig doesn't pan out as he hopes, he may get back in to fabrication, or if for some reason there is a huge demand, he may do it part-time, but as it stands now, these are no longer available.

Anything else out there of such similar build quality and look, etc?
True story guys. I don't want to "announc" it until I know this job will work out. But if it does....

I'll go ahead and thank all my customers for choosing my products. If there is ever a problem, any of you are more than welcome to call!
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Best of luck, Derek, however it turns out. I plan to post lots of pics of mine here when I get them on. I thought there weren't enough pics of them on Access Cabs when I was looking.
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True story guys. I don't want to "announce" it until I know this job will work out. But if it does....

I'll go ahead and thank all my customers for choosing my products. If there is ever a problem, any of you are more than welcome to call!
Our loss, but I understand. If you take the same work ethic and desire to please your customers to the new job, you'll do well. You could still keep a hand in the business and do local, one-off jobs as you feel like it. Good luck!
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