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ipleadda2nd 02-14-2012 05:32 PM

To Powder Coat or not?
 
I just got some Under Cover Fab skids for my tcase and tranny/engine. They come bare so I need to finish them.

Powder coating seems to be harder than any rattle can paint. Therefore should last longer and look good longer. I got a local quote for $155, including a clear coat (powder coating as well).

Since they're skids they don't need to look great. I figure any finish will scratch off when smashing against rocks.

What do you guys think?

Maltese 02-14-2012 05:48 PM

I think powdercoating skid plates is ridiculous if nothing else under your vehicle is coated that way. That price is not bad if it encludes blasting.

Cons_Table 02-14-2012 05:52 PM

Rattle can it. Take your time and do a nice job and itll look fine...plus I am sure you will eventually have to crawl under in the future to hit all of your scrapes, cuts, and gouges with paint again anyways. IMO...155 bucks is a lot of money for "paint" especially on a part that no one can even see anyways.

chop110 02-15-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cons_table (Post 2030852)
rattle can it. Take your time and do a nice job and itll look fine...plus i am sure you will eventually have to crawl under in the future to hit all of your scrapes, cuts, and gouges with paint again anyways. Imo...155 bucks is a lot of money for "paint" especially on a part that no one can even see anyways.

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Kevbz 02-15-2012 02:18 PM

x3 you can rattle can a lot of skid for 155.00

Imped 02-15-2012 02:18 PM

Rocks don't care how hard the coating is. It's all coming off. Rattle can. Powdercoating ANYTHING that is there to protect the vehicle is absolutely stupid.

TJDave 02-15-2012 02:42 PM

Rustoleum Hammered black on my UCF skid. Works good for frame and axle touch ups too.

ipleadda2nd 02-16-2012 01:09 PM

Thanks guys. I believe whatever it's coated with will scrape off. I guess the most important thing is how easy it is to touch up. Rattle can paint sounds like the winner. I'll look into Rustoleum Hammered black.


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