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Old 01-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Rust on gas tank skid plate?

So I noticed there is a little bit of rust on my gas tank skid plate from dragging it over on rocks and offroading. I'm going to the auto parts store what should I but for paint? I'm going to get wet dry sandpaper to attack the the rust. Do I need to put primer on the skid plate?

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Yes.

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Just get some Rust-Oleum Black satin. No need to get fancy. Heck, I think I used flat black BBQ paint on mine.

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Yes for primer? And what kind of black paint? I mean not many people are going to see my skid paint but I would still like it to match somewhat.
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Flat black. After a couple weeks it wont matter because mud and other filth will stain the paint anyways.
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Just paint over the skid plate, I wouldn't even worry about it if it were me. It's just a skid but you can just touch it up with paint. No need to sand it, primer, etc.
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Thanks everyone. I ended up buying 1000 grit wet dry sandpaper and painting it with the Rust-Oleum spray paint. Thanks for you guys help and suggestions.
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Lol I don't think you ever contributed any useful advice to any of my threads...
He did, he answered your question, now you on the other have contributed exactly what to the forum and I daresay the Jeep world? Other than endless amusement.....
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Thanks everyone. I ended up buying 1000 grit wet dry sandpaper and painting it with the Rust-Oleum spray paint. Thanks for you guys help and suggestions.
Thousand grit??? Damn dude its just a skid I don't even paint mine anymore.
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Thousand grit??? Damn dude its just a skid I don't even paint mine anymore.
I don't have a lift, just 31 inch mud tires. So my skid plates takes a lot of abuse I don't want mine cracking on me.
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It's made of steel, not plastic
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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It's made of steel, not plastic
Right its Steel not stainless steel. Steel oxidizes and than become brittle.
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After a few decades maybe lmao
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After a few decades maybe lmao
True. But who cares, I just wanted to do it right to the best of my abilities.
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Thanks everyone. I ended up buying 1000 grit wet dry sandpaper and painting it with the Rust-Oleum spray paint. Thanks for you guys help and suggestions.
You bought1000 wet dry That's the wrong use for it. You just wasted money on something you did not need.
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You bought1000 wet dry That's the wrong use for it. You just wasted money on something you did not need.
This is supposed to be the kid that has all the smarts, just read his other threads. This does not suprise me one bit
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He did, he answered your question, now you on the other have contributed exactly what to the forum and I daresay the Jeep world? Other than endless amusement.....
Awesome!!!
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Youd be better off using that 1000 grit for butt wipe rather than rust removal!
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I don't have a lift, just 31 inch mud tires. So my skid plates takes a lot of abuse I don't want mine cracking on me.
LOL. I have landed hard on all my skids and they show for it. They don't crack because of a little surface rust. Besides, 1000 grit is way too fine for that! get some 80 or 100 grit so it can actually adhere!

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Right its Steel not stainless steel. Steel oxidizes and than become brittle.
Your joking right? From surface rust? .
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LOL. I have landed hard on all my skids and they show for it. They don't crack because of a little surface rust. Besides, 1000 grit is way too fine for that! get some 80 or 100 grit so it can actually adhere!

Your joking right? From surface rust? .
Unfortunately hes not. Thats whats so amusing!
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Excuse me gentlemen, but what is 1000 wet dry sandpaper used for?
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Oh by the way it was only $5 so it was not a big deal »\_(ツ)_/»
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You don't need primer and you don't need to sand it. Just clean it and shoot with rustoleum spray bed liner.
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You don't need primer and you don't need to sand it. Just clean it and shoot with rustoleum spray bed liner.
I didn't prime it. I made the mistake of getting the wrong grit sand paper or get sand paper at all. The guy at autozone recommended me getting the 1000 grit... Last time I'm going to listen to him
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I didn't prime it. I made the mistake of getting the wrong grit sand paper or get sand paper at all. The guy at autozone recommended me getting the 1000 grit... Last time I'm going to listen to him
Like I said you don't to sand it. Just clean it and shoot it with rustoleum bed liner. It won't hurt of you really wanna sand it.
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Excuse me gentlemen, but what is 1000 wet dry sandpaper used for?
Wet sanding paint so you can either re- clear or buff. Dont be a smart A$$ kid.
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Like I said you don't to sand it. Just clean it and shoot it with rustoleum bed liner. It won't hurt of you really wanna sand it.
Oh ok, thanks by the way
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Wet sanding paint so you can either re- clear or buff. Dont be a smart A$$ kid.
I was not trying to be but ok...

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