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My sliders are losing their powder coat and scratches and metal are beginning to show. Anyone have temporary success with spray paint or brush on rhino line type coating? Any alternatives besides a new powder coat?
2005 LR3, sliders, ARB bumper,Superwinch X9,Front Runner roof rack,OME ladder,
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I'd just rattle can them

 

Its just a matter of time til you scrape them up a bit more and will want to do it again. I've heard of good Plasti-Dip cans that turn out close to Powder coating 



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Given that sliders are always getting scratched up I'd probably stay away from powder coat.  It's great stuff, but you can't do easy touch-ups in the driveway.  Fortunately here in CA we don't have to worry about rust too much so a scratch isn't a critical issue. 

 

I haven't tried the spray-on bedliner stuff but I've read where others have liked it.  I just use Rustoleum satin or flat black and roll it on with a 4" foam roller.  In fact, I did a little touch-up on mine yesterday. I like the roller better than spray paint because I can do touch-ups without having to worry about overspray and it puts a thicker layer of paint on.  It's also cheaper than buying rattle cans.

 

Maybe once a year I'll take my sliders and skids off entirely.  Then I'll use a wire brush to clean up any rusty areas as best I can and then spray them with Rustoleum 'rust reformer'.  It converts rusty metal to a paintable surface and can be used as a primer for a top coat or just left as-is.


Edited by DHappel, 10 August 2015 - 07:50 AM.

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Don, I think I have to worry about salt corrosion. I impulsively drove on Bonnevile and have power washed, soaped and power washed the undercarriage 3x. I still got Oregon dirt too. Live and learn, but I had fun.
2005 LR3, sliders, ARB bumper,Superwinch X9,Front Runner roof rack,OME ladder,
100w PV,aux battery,M416 camper trailer, RTT, LED lightbar, Green Oval lift rods.
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Can't blame you for driving on the salt at Bonneville.  I'd have done it too.  :)


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Try lizard skin, used this on my rails, in WV, winter salt corrosive and coal dust is acidic. Use ss hardware and 1/8'' stand-off from body

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Never considered lizard skin. I thought it was more of a thermal and acoustic coating.

For my use I'll stick to the easy to touch up stuff since I scratch it up pretty much every time out. At least if I'm having any fun.

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