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rock sliders, paint or herculiner?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChevBlazin, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. ChevBlazin

    ChevBlazin 1/2 ton status

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    I'll be bending up some rock slider bars in the next few weeks here and was wondering what would be the best coating for them. I was thinking of just plain black rustoleum, but that would be slippery if you stepped on them. Has anyone used herculiner on these, I like it on my interior, but am wondering if it would look real bad after getting blasted by road grime, salt, and mud all the time. any ideas?
     
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    I'd use paint, they'd slide off the rocks better. Herculiner would grab them and hang up easier, I would think.
     
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    I have my rock sliders Line-X'ed on my ZJ. I would say go for just the plain old rattle can, maybe some grip tape on the top for traction for shoes.

    The Line-X gets caught on a rock a just peels hug chunks right off the sliders, makes them look like crap. Also, after about a week the bedliner looks horribly dirty and won't come clean, the dirt just loves to stick in the rough surface.
     
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    I think the paint option would be easier and cheaper to touch up as well.
     
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    My thoughts exactly....way easier to touch up paint. That's just a girl's opinion!
     
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    That's just a girl's opinion!

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    Is that still around? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    How about both? I painted mine and just put Herculiner on top for better traction (for my boots).

    Btw, Herculiner would just scrape off when it hit the rocks...(ie. not worth it to apply Herculiner underneath the sliders.)
     
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    YES!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I POR-15'd mine and am going to paint POR-15's chassis black over that - supposed to have some UV protection in it. In any event, it should be well protected against rust.
     
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    my steps are just plain black rattle can- plus there round- slippery- BUT I have to grab the steering wheel to get up anyway- and if the passanger falls- well thats there own fault....(never gotten in that side of the truck)

    Brandy
     
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    if you herculine, remember to be careful around your hootus. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    cool, thanks for the input
     
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    yeah, id go with cheap paint over some kind of bed liner. i love herculiner, but when rocks get ahold of it, its gonna get damaged. which would be easier... just rattle-canning the damaged spots or applying herculiner every time? if you want traction on top of the sliders to step on, it'd prolly be easiest to just add some hardware store-style grip tape to the top. cheap, adds traction, and it wont get damaged by sliding over rocks. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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