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Painting new sliders

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HB Taco, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    HB Taco

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    I ordered new AP sliders. I'd like to know what everyone is painting them with. Give me the rundown on the best process and products to give them a nice flat black finish. I considered powdercoat but I think a good paint job will suffice and then I can easily touch up down the road. So what is everyone doing? Please I'm not looking for reviews on them. I researched and think they will suit me well. Oh they have free shipping now too. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    ive seen a lot of people use the bedliner that comes in a can. i think that would hold up best and look real good too.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    I just painted mine a few weeks ago.

    I used Rustoleum primer and flat black.

    -make sure you get the fab/shipping grime off

    -The primer was very helpful in smoothing out some of the imperfections, and was well worth the time.

    -make sure the paint and the sliders are at the proper temperature. I did mine during a cold spell and had them in my apartment warming up for a while prior to painting; I did noticed a difference in the paint dry time being very long when I put a few coats on after they got too cold.

    -dont use red or brown primer, it makes it look like rust when you scratch the black. I would try and find the grey primer.

    -it was much easier to hang them chest high to paint than it was to deal with saw horses.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    HB Taco

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    Thanks - I like the hanging idea. Hopefully get some warmish weather when I'm ready. Last time I was looking for paint a nice flat black finish was hard to find, most were gloss (dont want that). Maybe matte black? I also like the bed coat stuff I'd have to see it? any more Oh and "Happy Thanksgiving" everyone
     
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