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jherrin215 12-22-2007 03:40 AM

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??

mr4x4 12-22-2007 11:35 AM

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

Unlimited 12-22-2007 09:37 PM

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.

MR.CLIFFORD 12-22-2007 09:49 PM

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.

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Jeep/dana60.jpg

jherrin215 12-23-2007 02:11 AM

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.

1BLKJP 12-23-2007 02:46 AM

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. :D

jherrin215 12-23-2007 02:52 AM

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!!

1BLKJP 12-23-2007 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jherrin215 (Post 174964)
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. :D 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.

jherrin215 12-23-2007 03:01 PM

Yeah I thought about that after I typed it. I was like he's not gonna have rust he's from the desert!!!

MR.CLIFFORD 12-23-2007 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 174963)
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. :D

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.

jherrin215 12-23-2007 03:48 PM

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.

1BLKJP 12-24-2007 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 175089)
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.....:D

Walkeraviator 12-24-2007 07:48 AM

silicone jherrin... silicone.

foxinthemudd 12-24-2007 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkeraviator (Post 175292)
silicone jherrin... silicone.

:D I love silicone :D
:rofl::rofl:


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