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anyone rock/chip gard their rocker panels and bed?

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anyone rock/chip gard their rocker panels and bed?

just curious if any of you have done it, pics would help. interested in how high you went up and what brands you used, 3m rock gard is only in tan so you have to paint it but sem chip guard comes in black, and my trucks black so i figure i wont have to paint it to match, ive heard for people using bedliner but it looks way to tacky for me to use on the body.
 
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i did rustoleum aerosol bedliner. Its holding up strong after about 6 months of abuse.
 
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I've used "RockerGuard" on mine. Seems to be working well. I'll see if I can get a pick and post. I did the rocker panels up into the door jam and along the bottom few inches of the bed back to the bumper. Came in black, white, and beige.
 
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isnt 3m rock guard just a stick on film? Pretty sure it is clear.
 
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the 3m stuff ive seen online only comes in tan and says its made to be painted over, hey vista is the final finish pretty smooth? it looks like it is. thats about the look id like but i have really bad rock chips almost half way up the door, stinkin 33s.
 
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my truck has its share of scratches esp on the bed from loading / unloading. so i dont have any protection on it. But i do use clearbra on the car i commute to work with. On that car i also covered "high risk areas" with XPEL film. Rocker panels, gas tank lid (they love to slap the door shut with their ring finger), and a small 'bib' under the filler in case the service guy hits it with the nozzle ect. (cant pump your own gas in NJ)

you can buy the stuff by the roll or by the foot, and its not that expensive. it wont require painting, is strong, and if it gets too banged up, you can peel it off and reinstall a new sheet. I have not had to replace any of the XPEL sheets ive installed. the stuff is VERY close to invisible.

if i was going to protect the rockers on my ranger this the stuff i would use...
http://www.xpel.com/products/bulk.asp
 
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it looks smooth. it feels like a fine sandpaper though.
 
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Like Vista, I just put rustoleum bedliner (spray) on my rockers. Did it on a yz ranger, it looks good. I've had it for a month so far and its holding up great with these gravel roads in VT. I usually wouldn't spray paint a truck, but there was no paint left there anyway. Its a lot better than rust in any case.
 
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i used Duplicolor Roll On bedliner....


It didn't work...








 
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^^lol

Thinking about doing exactly what you did chris, even getting rid of my damn mudflaps finally
 
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do it!
 
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Rear rockers and lower tail-gate done. Also the rest of the tailgate license plate thing.

Another picture of the rear

Its hard to tell, but I think this is a before picture
 
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