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Skid plate care question

After the last trip to wharton i think we all returned with customized skid plates thanks to some of the holes, Winks disovered a easy way to not any dents out maybe he will post about that.

Anyway I am wondering any body put bedliner spray on their skid plates ? I think some of use took a little paint off of them and I don't want mine to rust out and look like crap. Isn't their a spray can of bedliner stuff out ?
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battle scars - let it be....
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Haha, nice Neil.

I've got the Ford CS skid plate, and dented it pretty good, but there were no sharp bends in it, so I managed to bang them out. There is a design in the middle of the plate which I believe is about 3-4" if you bang around the edge of it on the side with the dent, it should pop out with ease... that is if it is not creased. If it's creased you've lost the strength of the skid plate and its time for a new one.

I bought some Duplicolor spray on bed lining and put it on my skid plate and soon to be light bar. The stuff looks decent, but it scratches easily, and if not applied right comes off just as easy. Personally, I think you would be better off just sanding down any spots that have developed rust and put a few coats of primer on it.
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yeah that is prolly the best idea, never used primer before does it come in a spray can.
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Yep, I think there's a rustoleum one that actually stops the rust if its sprayed on top of it. I would sand the rust off anyhow, just to be safe. I would advise you to get the large size spraycan too, stuff tends to get used up pretty quick on something that size.
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yeah I need to get some sand paper what grit did you use.
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I use this on all my stuff works great
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just sand it down good and then prep it with a Pre-cleano before painting and then have at it
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I would use that stuff redneckstone has on his lightbar and such, I would also sand it down and spray a primer on it just for better adhesion(sp). JMO
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That's why I'm glad I have my stainless steel one (the custom one I had made).

Care of Stainless Steel Skidplates

1. Find rocky area and bash firmly

2. Find dirt and sand and scrape liberally

3. Immerse in mud and DO NOT CLEAN. Mud packs need time to work their "magic"...

4. Stainless steel skidplates REQUIRE lots and lots of NEGLECT. Be sure to neglect them at regular intervals for best performance.
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I would use that stuff redneckstone has on his lightbar and such, I would also sand it down and spray a primer on it just for better adhesion(sp). JMO
you dont need primer just a good surface thats scratched up. its rubber base it doesnt need primer to stick it sticks to everything incliding my drive way my hands my shirt.....ya.....after 2 good days of drying your good to go it says 14 hours but i usally let it sit for 2 days to be on the safe side

works great on trailer hitches too, we all know how fast and bad those rust sprayed my dads before we installed it and his hitch looks great no rusting at all. got to love it.
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I would use that stuff redneckstone has on his lightbar and such, I would also sand it down and spray a primer on it just for better adhesion(sp). JMO
regular auto parts store have that or where can i find some ?
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That's why I'm glad I have my stainless steel one (the custom one I had made).

Care of Stainless Steel Skidplates

1. Find rocky area and bash firmly

2. Find dirt and sand and scrape liberally

3. Immerse in mud and DO NOT CLEAN. Mud packs need time to work their "magic"...

4. Stainless steel skidplates REQUIRE lots and lots of NEGLECT. Be sure to neglect them at regular intervals for best performance.
ROFLMAO, too bad the stainless one from ford is a POS
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Ha, John I envy your SS plate. I may have to find that stuff that you got Zach. The Duplicolor one sucks.
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John do you think the stainless steel skidplate superlift offers would be a good quality one? Or should I go with the regular mild steel one?
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regular auto parts store have that or where can i find some ?
any place local that sells plasticoat paint will have it
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thats a good price i pay like $11 a can around here.

but its nice to be able to get it locally. find places that sell plasticoat near you
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even if u use a bedlinner spray, and you hit the skid plate its going to peal away...

you are going to have to redo it many times.... unless u stop beating it up....

ive bed linner sprayed mine... lasted ok but ive redone it 3 times already....
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A custom skid plate isn't a bad idea. You can ask anyone at the last Centralia meet I was at who got a good look at the custom one I had.. It was pretty much bulletproof. Heavy as hell, but solid as hell too.. I've hit some things hard (and I do mean hard) with it, and not even a dent.

The guy who had made it from me used the same stuff that Zach showed. It held up pretty well too. Needed some minor touchup work when I sold it to bjv11 (well, traded is more like it).. Dunno how he's doing with it now, but I'm sure it's still holding up just fine.
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How much did it cost you and could that guy make another one for you ?
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thats a good price i pay like $11 a can around here.

but its nice to be able to get it locally. find places that sell plasticoat near you
Tried good old wal-mart, did not see it. Incase you guys have not noticed I am not very good at going into a store and buying stuff, but I can find somebody on the other side of the country selling it with free shipping.
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