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Do it yourself traction tread on nerf bars?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Wanna put some no-slip grip stuff on my nerfs ... fear not, it's not my 'wheeler, it's for my DD-ish K5 :D

    Anyway, I was thinking I could do some like spray-on adhesive and then some sand ... any other ideas as to a cheap & easy way to add some anti-slip to slick metal?

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    czd3my Registered Member

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    Around here the local hardware stores sell adhesive backed non-slip "tape". Usually made by 3M; I have used it on nerfs before with good results. It's pretty resonable $!
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's what I put on my slider's topsides. :waytogo: :waytogo:
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    they also make a paint with sand in it... prolly cost you more at first then tape but you can coat and recoat when it wears out.
     
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    I've heard of people mixing up sand into house paint and putting it on stairs, wonder if that would work. :dunno:
     
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    They make a sand for paint to, couldnt use house paint though (latex) would have to use an enamel (something like rustoleoum in a can)
     
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    pfsh, what, like you've never seen an entire truck painted with house paint and brushes before? Not that I know anyone like that....:o
     
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    There is a sand for mixing into paint, my dad owns a true value and sells it by the pint, its more like beach sand than regular playground sand. its a bit finer. But ya its ment for mixing into floor paint for nonskid. What i did when i was painting mine was sprayed the slider then sprinkled sand all over it, then painted over it 3-4 coats to lock it in, Most of its still there 4 years later. Worked pretty good. and doesn't peal off the way some of the tapes can.
     
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    try durabak bedliner
     
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    Ive used "grip tape" get it from OSH, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, etc.
     
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    I masked of the area and used herculiner. Durable and you sure as hell won't slip off of it.
     
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    Yep non skid tape for boat decks and the like it was the first thing I put on mine, 6' of 2" will do both sides, it's lasted for ever too and is still in great shape.
     
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    There's two types of non-skid tape. That with a sand-like finish and one that's more like the bedliner stuff. IME the bedliner-like stuff works better when wet.
    If you opt for the anti-skid paint additive & can't get it from your local paint store try a boat place. I know West Marine carries the additive as I bought some to put in the paint that never got applied to the plywood in my roof rack. :doah: :doah:
     
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    ATV shops have the rough non-skid in sheet form also.
     

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