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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:25 AM
    ovrlndkull

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    @geekhouse23 I vote Randy's assessment they are spot on.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:26 AM
    geekhouse23

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    That's why I call him #KeepItRealRandall
     
  3. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:34 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    I'm gonna try and get my spindles gusseted next week. Rather than take the normal rattle can approach, I'm going to try something a bit different, as I want this to be very durable and not get rusty like the rest of my armor. I'm gonna do a brush on enamel primer and paint job in hopes it goes on nice and thick and I don't miss any spots. Will let it cure for 24 hours before reassembling.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rust-Oleum...or-Paint-Actual-Net-Contents-32-fl-oz/3069751

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rust-Oleum...or-Paint-Actual-Net-Contents-32-fl-oz/4459357
     
  4. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:39 AM
    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    Hmmmm..I was going to drop mine off at the PC this weekend. Might hold off now.
     
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  5. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:40 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    I think I've been painting things all wrong. The sliders I welded on yesterday were already painted, and I woulda sworn they were PC'd based on how durable that paint felt. So that made me want to explore other avenues of painting. Depending how this holds up, I may try some industrial paint on the next thing I need painted.
     
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  6. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:41 AM
    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    Would be a good option for my bumper (potentially) when I will (likely) cut shit off.
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:44 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    They make a spray version of the paint too for the things that require nice aesthetics, like a bumper. I may paint my skids and sliders with the brush on paint too....hmmmm. Maybe I should buy a gallon instead of a quart.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:47 AM
    geekhouse23

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    Test first then full send haha It would be cheap enough for me test instead of dropping $100 on PC
     
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  9. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    Pretty much anything will be an improvement over how I currently rattle can it. My stuff isn't terrible, but the parts that don't get scraped could certainly be more durable than what they are now. I really need to remove my rear bumper and repaint it. Some of the inside parts need some love. I guess that'll be easier now with no swingout.
     
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  10. Apr 23, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    Planted the idea in the wife's head this past weekend about removing the swingout. She's for it. She likes that we can swing that workshop bonus room door open while still being able to have the truck parked in the garage and closed. I am looking forward to a test run this weekend.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    After my skids fiasco I will never not pay to have something powder coated. In plain english, fuck that noise!

    That being said, if I had to do it myself I would look real hard at the spray on bedliner paint from Harbor Freight. It goes on smooth and even and if it is as durable as the roll on it is nearly as strong as PC. When I was trying to adjust the front IFS skid I was beating on it with a block of wood/BFH on the edge and didn't make a mark. I'b realy curious to see how the diff diaper B has hold up. That is 4 coats of that stuff rolled on. Over 2 or 3 (I lost count) of self etching primer.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    I feel like PC on heavy use items like skids slider etc is a waste.

    My brother spent $400 to get his sliders blasted and PC'd. Our sliders looked exactly the same after a trip to the local ORV park. Depends on which part and how much abuse it sees.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Well, only one side is gonna get F'd up. That side I will spray bed liner paint. The rest though will look good for a while I would hope.
     
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    :spy::spy:
     
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  16. Apr 23, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Drill + Jigsaw with a metal blade ought to make short work of those light cutouts. I'd say plasma but they tend to leave jagged edges and slag. Don't know if anyone has a better idea.
     
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    Tha'ts how I feel after seeing how the powder has held up on my sliders (that don't every actually get used for their intended purpose). More like added protection whilst at the mall.
     
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  18. Apr 23, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    :spy::spy::spy:
     
  19. Apr 23, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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  20. Apr 23, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Yea, I won't lie, I will likely never wheel as hard as most people so I am ok touching up here and there on the bottoms and have the tops look great. I think @Mobtown Offroad does a great job powder coating and I really like my sliders. They are nice and grippy no matter how wet. When I get the bumpers I want the same finish.
     

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