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Old 02-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Prepping new skid plate

The gas tank skid plate from my 97 rotted out pretty bad up here in Ohio. I decided that I just needed an OEM skid plate, which I picked up one of the newer models from a 2003-2006 for $88(new) from the dealership. (newer skid plate was much thicker steel)

I was curious to think maybe I should do something with the skid before I install it. It already had a black paint job to it, but I was thinking about using the rustoleum spray on bed liner for that extra protection.

Should I bed line the whole skid? Maybe just the bottom? Does anyone recommend drilling any additional holes for drainage?

Let me know if you have any other ideas. I plan to do it this weekend.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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I wouldn't waist my time with anything other than an extra coat of rattle can paint on the top side. The last one lasted 15 years. I would think general cleaning would keep it nice and solid...

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eh can't hurt to line it with another coat of rustoleum. Mine ('04) has holes in it, cause water definitely drains out after driving through creeks. Maybe the PO did that, I'd imagine yours is just as good to go.
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