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Powdercoat aluminum skid plate?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KodiakVA, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:00 AM
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    KodiakVA

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    I've got a red 09 AC Sport 4x4 and it has the factory front skid plate. I don't like the color of it (silver) in the front and would like to have it powdercoated black to match the rest of the underside. Any issues with having aluminum powdercoated? Anything I should be aware of before I do this?

    Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Not seeing any issues. Others have blacked theirs out. Thinking they powder coated it. Can't remember who off the top of my head.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Burgman

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    Welcome from Richmond its going to be alot harder to repair powder coating than spray paint
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    nytmarecoma88

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    make sure u get a good shop to do it, being aluminum during baking it could warp
     
  5. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    make sure u get a good shop to do it, being aluminum during baking it could warp

    Thats a concern. I've also heard that the baking could make the aluminum more brittle. The maint manager where I work said I should really just paint it and put the saved money for a new one if I need it. He might be right. (But powdercoat looks so damn nice)

    Welcome from Richmond its going to be alot harder to repair powder coating than spray paint

    Hello fellow Richmonder! This too was a consideration, and was another plus for paint. It's sure to get some hits and a touch up paint job is an easy fix. I suppose I could do this with the powdercoat too but it may not match up so well.

    Now I'm leaning toward the paint.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Id say to spray paint it, Being a skidplate it will probably get scratched...spraypaint is easy to toutch up...and cheeper. My stock skidplate got a nasty scratch on it and i just hit it with spraypaint and it was really easy
     
  7. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Instead of paint, which won't hold up well, consider using the spray on version of Plasti-Dip. It's a spray on rubber. They also make a primer that's made to be used with their product when you're coating a large metal surface.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    I had mine done and i like them. I've had no problems with mine. the only thing that sucks is taking those plastic step pads off is a pain!
     
  9. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Get it Line-Xed; wont be too much $ and will hold up really well.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    I used rubberized undercoating. No problems so far and it looks great!!!:D
     
  11. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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  12. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    you should get line-x on it instead.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I had mine powdercoated and it is holding up great. No chips or anything. I would not have it any other way.
     
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