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M@#^*r F*&$^n Sliders!!

Discussion in 'Avid Off Road' started by Andrew H, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Just sent the deposit to Brandon for my sliders!

    The armor process begins!!!!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Cool!
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Getting them installed tomorrow.

    Will posts pics of them being welded and what not; simply because I won't have much else to do while I am waiting around for them.

    Thinking about using that rustoleum hammered black spray paint when it comes time to paint.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Can't wait to see them on the truck.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Welp, they're on!! Just gotta paint em.

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  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    I'm getting some soon from him......still a couple months away though! How do you like them?
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Nice! I've been wanting sliders since purchasing my truck, but wanted to do suspension and tires first.

    The instalation looks clean! that dude does nice work
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    Looks great, I cant wait to get mine ordered them last October from Relentless :D
     
  10. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    x2, I would think that it'de be easier to paint most of it, weld, than hit paint over the weld area. Oh well, Im sure there is a reason and it isn't going to be that hard
     
  11. Feb 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Oops forgot about this thread.

    I drove an hour and a half to his shop and didn't really feel like making two trips, with gas prices and my time being somewhat valuable to me. So I just had him put them on, came home, and painted em. Wasn't really that bad, just hit it from all angles with a big piece of cardboard behind what I was painting so overspray wouldn't get anywhere.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    Since the steel comes from Avid Off Road unpainted I was thinking it might be a good idea to first paint with red oxide than your color coat. What ya'll think? :confused:

    gt40

    PS: How long have you had to wait from ordering to delivered to home? I was told about 5 weeks. Is that accurate or will it be longer?
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    Ditto, this is exactly why i didn't paint mine until i got back. I had to drive almost 4 hours, but Kevin from ATO does great work! Wish i could have had time to thoroughly paint before the install tho.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    I painted mine after install too, along with the frame. Then it seemed like a good idea to go nuts and paint the fender wells, UCAs and LCAs, rear axle, etc. It was a good excuse to turn my scratched up, faded, grayish 5-year-old underbody into something worth looking at again.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    I think it was like four or five weeks after ordering that they were ready to be picked up.

    Christ I'm glad I didn't have to drive four hours one way, was shipping really that expensive? Or two hours each way?

    Yeah it's easy to get crazy with the paint. Luckily I was to lazy after painting my sliders to do anything else.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    i'm gonna resurrect the f%$# out of this thread.

    I'm looking at getting some sliders and I was debating between painting and powdercoating. What kind of paint are you guys using? and why did you not powdercoat?
    Also, when the welder grinds the frame down to metal, do you put anything on there for rust protection? paint and primer maybe?

    thanks guys
     
  17. Feb 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I used flat black rattle can spray paint. I would do this because you are bound to scratch them up. Spray paint is cheap and easy to fix the scratched area. Powder coat is more expensive and harder to fix
     
  18. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Those look awesome! Ordered my light bar and sliders from avid should be ready next Wed! Cant wait to get these bad boys on!
     
  19. Mar 1, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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    I painted my Avid Light bar with Rust-Oleum black bed liner and gray car primer rattle cans. I can't be happier with Avid and the paint. :):):):)

    PS: I also had Avid add an extra bar on the middle bottom to give me a little more protection.

    horns & avid L. Bar .jpg
     
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  20. Mar 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    I used the Rust-Oleum flat black with primer for my Avid sliders. I used the same paint to cover the areas of bare metal where they were welded as well. I used this out of fear that my Hi-lift would scratch the powder coating off and there's no removing the welded sliders for touch ups.
     
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