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Rock sliders in snow/salt country

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by brow, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    brow

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    Hello all,

    Wasn't sure where to put this, so I took at stab at it. I am looking into getting some sliders for my truck.

    Does anyone have any info. on how long they last in states where they use ALOT of salt on the roads in the winter?

    I just don't want to buy something that will need to be replaced every two years when they rust through.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    You'll need to care for them. They're steel so they will rust. When you start to see rust appearing, sand them down and repaint them. The initial paint job will make a huge difference. If you take your time, you can make them last a while but eventually you'll need to repaint them, especially if you off road and the paint gets scraped off.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    Put a rust inhibiting primer down (I use TSC's) then paint ontop of it. make sure you prep them well so the paint doesnt just flake off when you wash them.

    Paint, powercoat, and linex will come off if you use them like they're intended to, and paint is extremely easy to touch up whereas the other two are not.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    line-x end of thread. in all seriousness have them shot in line-extra its line-x with a uv protectant it hold up awesome and looks even better!
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    most sliders (that i've seen) are .120" thick, which is almost 1/8", which will take awhile to rust thru.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    As mentioned, just give them a little love now and then when you see surface rust start to rear it's ugly head. Scotch brite the area (or use a sanding wheel on a grinder for thicker scale) and hit that area with decent paint. If treated when needed, they'll last as long as your truck. Mine are 1-3/4" .120 and yep, about 1/8" thick. Best bang for the buck. Frame plates and gussets are all 1/4" thick.
     
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