I know there are different opinions on diamond plate here. Some like, and some don't. Until now I was one that didn't. I recently had my YJ painted. Below the doors I removed the factory steps. When I did I found several holes that had to be fiberglassed. Either way after the paint you could see some ripples in the metal. Below the windshield was the same way. Black paint is the worst for showing imperfections. When I primed it you couldn't see it. It wasn't that bad, but I didn't like it, so I decided to cover it. I looked around for diamond plate kits that would cover all I needed, but for what I needed I just didn't want to pay that much. It was a total of $160.00 plus shipping. I decided to make my own. I went to Lowes and picked up a sheet of diamond plate 24" by 48" for $55.00 and 3 jig saw blades for $7.00 and I went to work. Now 48" isn't as long as the kit I was looking at, but for the price I like it.
87 YJ 4.2 Automatic
8.5" lift 35x12.50 Baja Claws
Home made, not Daddy paid...............
Does Lowes sale the black diamond plate? Because that is a really good job. I could buy the supplies, mess up a couple cuts & still come out cheaper than buying the pre cut stuff from Warrior or whoever else.
^ Yeah it is! Looks great, very neat job. I've liked Diamond plate ever since I saw a Jeep on TV at some car show that's interior was completely decked out in Diamond plating. Floor liner, dashboard, door trim and all. Looked pretty epic!