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Old 04-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Moisture behind Bushwacker guards?

Hi all... great forum you have here! Been lurking for awhile. Just bought my first Wrangler! It's a black 2005 X, 6 spd, 6 cyl.

I did a search for my question but came up empty, so here's my first post. The previous owner left it mostly stock, but put some Bushwacker rear corner guards on. I really like the look of them, however they don't seem to stick on too well in places.

Should I be concerned about moisture (rain, salty road spray, etc.) getting in there between the guard and the body and causing rust? I'd like to keep them on, but not if it's going to rust underneath them.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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I got a set of those on my 06! Nothing is gonna be 100% air/water tight. Some water will get in there but I wouldn't worry about rust unless you got alot of bare metal hiding under there, besides anything that gets in should run out through the bottom. It shouldn't be real loose either mine fits tight and flush. There is suppose to be sticky adhesive tape all around the gaurd except on the bottom, chances are they might of been trimmed for fit and cut off parts of the adhesive so it doesn't stick very well. You can buy more double sided sticky adhesive and stick it on the outside edging of the gaurds so it will stick to the body more secure.

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input! I think I'll get some more of that 3M adhesive tape and just put it around the top, then trim it. It's mostly the right side that is loose, the left side is held tight by the screws around the gas cap.
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Take off the plastic corners and replace them with steel or aluminium ones. The plastic type won't protect the body and are mostly for looks.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #5
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The steel or aluminum would definately be alot stronger and take more of a hit but if it hits hard enough you can still damage both the gaurds and body. I like the Bushwackers cause if you hit and get the damage anyway the plastic is not suppose to crack but pop back out so you would only end up with body damage only and the gaurds cover it, The steel or aluminum ones may be alot stronger than I know but I don't have exsperience with those. They both looked good.
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Don't underestimate what the aluminum body armor can withstand.
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The object of armor is to prevent body damage.
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I know what body armor is for. It's to take damage so the body doesn't I'm not stupid. but if you scrape up against rock the plastic will still take the heat. If you take your 3,000lb vehicle and maybe roll down the hill backwards into a boulder I'm sure the steel/aluminum will hold up better like I originally posted but the body can still take a possible dent.
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The steel or aluminum would definately be alot stronger and take more of a hit but if it hits hard enough you can still damage both the gaurds and body.

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