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Slider Finish

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chipnoreo, Apr 30, 2013.

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What's your slider finish?

  1. rattle can

    31 vote(s)
    30.1%
  2. powder coat

    12 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. bed liner finish

    31 vote(s)
    30.1%
  4. I don't have sliders but I want some

    27 vote(s)
    26.2%
  5. What's a slider?

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. May 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Yes. I've done that a lot. Rustoleum Satin is a close match to black PC.
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    THIS! Bedliner would be the last thing I'd use on sliders or bumpers or anything that's going to get scraped on the rocks. Besides being hard to touch up, it looks like crap when it scrapes off. And it WILL scrape off! Often it will peel off in large chunks too.

    I've always used Rustoleum Satin. Works great and looks close to the finish of PC. Easy to touch up.
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    Snowman

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    Agree with that. Toughness of bed liner and ease of touch up from rattle can. My old rangers bumper was painted this way and I never had an issue with touch ups.
     
  4. May 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    Mr Salty

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    Thats my vote, love the satin black.
     
  5. May 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    Mr Salty

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    Flats even easier to touch up, but I do like some sheen.
     
  6. May 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Yep, best choice for me... and I think that's the point, for me.

    Some people love bedliner and I tend to think they are the ones who have plasti-dipped everything and put in a lot of miles around malls... or just have a ton of money to blow ;)

    But like I said, I'm not too familiar with the supposedly easier and cheaper rattle can bedliner stuff, maybe it's a bit more practical than the traditional bedliner for sliders that actually get used.
     
  7. May 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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  8. May 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    Rustoleum Primer and Rustoleum rattle can Truck Bed Liner. Have already had to touch up a couple spots because I don't have mud flaps and little rocks get thrown onto the "inner legs."

    Matt
     
  9. May 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    I just coated mine in Semi-gloss POR-15, then sanded and sprayed with Rustoleum flat textured for grip. Looks great.
     
  10. May 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Seems like a lot of extra trouble for nothing. Apply, sand, apply some more. So what happens when you get scratches... apply, sand, apply some more again? That would get old. I suppose if you never actually use your sliders it's not an issue though. But even if I didn't use them I wouldn't bother with the expense and trouble of POR-15 unless rust was a very serious issue.
     
  11. May 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Well, rust was the issue. The paint was chipping off and they had a few areas of rust from scratches and scrapes. I used buffer pads on an air tool to remove the rust, then applied the POR15. POR is supposed to prevent rust and is also scratch and water resistant... which makes it a good undercoat. When I sanded the POR to spray the Rustoleum, that was just to scuff up the surface so the paint can stick better. IDK about you, but my sliders are welded on and getting the old paint off and re-coating them was a pain. I'd rather do it once and not worry about it again... just touch up with the textured Rustoleum (which also hide imperfections and scratches) when/if they do get scratched up.
     
  12. May 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    Rustoleum Gloss Protective Enamel

    Easiest, cheapest, and most durable way to do it. $5 a can at Lowes.
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    I ended up going with this. Looks good so far... Then again they are still sitting in my living room. Need to get those bad boys welded on and test em out :D
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    I'm still not sure what I'd prefer to use. Bed liner or Rustoleum paint. I really prefer the bed liner, but it seems like it's 50/50 on how well people say it holds up and how easy it is to touch up...
     
  15. May 16, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Herculiner and dabbing it on with a brush. Came out great. Perfect grip and it covers really well. Cant brush it on tho or the media thats in the paint will just brush away.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    For the rustoleum satin do you guys just apply with a paint brush? How many coats do you apply?
     
  17. Jun 5, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    Most of my stuff (rack, bumpers, wheels, sliders, etc) is Rustoleum Satin. I use the spray, although I will get a small can of brush when I touch up my rack. I'm not sure what differences there are when it comes to appearance.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    But performance wise are they both the same?
     
  19. Jun 5, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Yeah I'm not sure about any differences since I haven't used the brush-on yet. I've used rustoleum gloss black brush-on with fencing before, and it seemed thicker than a spray would be, but I cannot answer your question for sure.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    hands down the best option for sliders it's easy to touch up and has a nice grip and looks awesome! i just painted my new frame with it. Just be careful it sprays fast and it will run if you don't keep up with it. I like to do a few tack coats first don't lay it on all in one coat you will be sorry.

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