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Old 12-22-2007, 03:40 AM   #1
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Painting Rocker Knockers

I was just wondering how everyone painted their rocker guards. I was wondering mainly about the prep. Is just rattle can primer good enough, or does it need some sort of self etching primer?? I was also wondering if everyone just rattle canned it or if it would be worth it to buy some paint and shoot it??

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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a good self etching primer would be a good idea then prim them then paint

if its me I just go into work and powder coat them

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Mine started out as bare metal. I started by cleaning them with soap and water and then acetone. Then I hit them with two coats of self-etching primer. Then I painted them hammered black. The paint has held up very well, no flaking or pealing. I like the hammered paint because when I scrape them, I can just rough sand the gouges and then hit them with paint. It blends right in.
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I use a product by marhyde on all my painted surfaces.

http://www.bondo-online.com/catalog_...sp?itemNbr=587

This is the finished product with rustoleum silver and hammered black.

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That looks great Mr. C!! I guess I will go with the hammered black too. I have some textured black but I don't think it's the hammered, I would have to look. I think it's just a lil rough. Don't know which one I will do.
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Honestly with mine I just put 2 or 3 coast of rattle can. And subsequently just hit them again on the rig when it scrapes away. Wasn't going to spend a ton of time on something I'm just going to beat up. They probably have about 10 coats of rattle can on them now.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:52 AM   #7
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You don't have any trouble with rust jack?? I am afraid with either just rattle can or cheap primer and rattle can I will develop rust issues. I think I am gonna try and pick up some of that primer Mr. C showed, if I can find it!!
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You don't have any trouble with rust jack?? I am afraid with either just rattle can or cheap primer and rattle can I will develop rust issues. I think I am gonna try and pick up some of that primer Mr. C showed, if I can find it!!
Where you live I'd worry more about rust. Where I live nope. Don't worry at all. Might get a little surface rust on them from where i've dug down to bare metal. I just paint over it.
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Yeah I thought about that after I typed it. I was like he's not gonna have rust he's from the desert!!!
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Honestly with mine I just put 2 or 3 coast of rattle can. And subsequently just hit them again on the rig when it scrapes away. Wasn't going to spend a ton of time on something I'm just going to beat up. They probably have about 10 coats of rattle can on them now.
I'd be more afraid of what's between the rocker and your tub. Rust has a great way of eating holes through your junk and you'd never know you had a problem.
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So i have seen it a million times, but never really paid attention, and remember I'm not from the desert, I'm from KY 110 and sunny one day and 35 and snowing the next. Should I invest in some kind of rocker guard gasket before I put these on?? I would definitely rather spend a few bucks than have to worry about rust even though I might not be able to see it.
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I'd be more afraid of what's between the rocker and your tub. Rust has a great way of eating holes through your junk and you'd never know you had a problem.
Average of 6% humidity, 115 in the summer and no snow, ice, sleet, salt, along with our average annual 11" of rainfall. I don't worry about rust on my tub, axles, bumpers, wheel bearings, etc.....
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silicone jherrin... silicone.
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silicone jherrin... silicone.
I love silicone

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