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ellman605 12-25-2010 05:24 PM

Where to get black diamond plate?
 
Looking to fabricate my own rocker guards, but where in the world can I find black diamond plate?

I'm in md if it matters

Peepers 12-25-2010 05:53 PM

I'm not familiar with black diamond plating, but I believe you can get it anodized or powder-coated after fabrication. there is always bedliner.

ellman605 12-25-2010 07:39 PM

Well, in that case, where can I get REGULAR diamond plate? :D

That and I can just cut it with a circular saw right?

bobjenkins 12-25-2010 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ellman605
Well, in that case, where can I get REGULAR diamond plate? :D

That and I can just cut it with a circular saw right?

It's very expensive. I saw some at true value.73 bucks for a 1 x 3 piece. I couldn't believe it

JDsDream 12-25-2010 08:45 PM

There is a company called Eastern Metals that sells it pretty cheap. The only problem is that they sell to manufacturers only. Try contacting a local sign shop and see if they can order a sheet for you. It runs about 50.00 a sheet. Or you can do what I did, cut regular diamond plate, scruff it up a little and hit it with krylon. I've had mine for over 3 years and it hasn't chipped or scratched yet.

captgentry 12-26-2010 11:39 AM

Salvage yards sell metal. You can probably find some diamond plate there.
places like Triple-S Steel sells all you'd need for fab work. I'm sure there's a similar place in your area.

captgentry 12-26-2010 11:40 AM

Oh yea...

Black diamon plate is just regular diamond plate painted or powder coated black.

OsageJeep 12-26-2010 09:52 PM

In my experience, the chrome treadplate is aluminum and black treadplate is steel..you can paint the steel treadplate any color you want. it is a lot cheaper to buy it steel in no color at all really and then paint it black. a 4x8 sheet of aluminum is about 100 dollars where I get my supplies. just look up any metal stores..Wheeler Metal (Arkansas) is where I get my stuff

94YJGUY 12-26-2010 09:56 PM

I saw it at Lowes today not super expensive, and I saw it at Tractor Supply as well. I think you could get Lowes to cut it in the exact measurements you want therefore you wont have waste.

Thats my plan, then I'm painting them and installing myself

Wrangler06 12-30-2010 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 944940)
It's very expensive. I saw some at true value.73 bucks for a 1 x 3 piece. I couldn't believe it

lol i work at true value, a 1x3 piece is 24 bucks for i think its 1/8" thick, for 1/4" its like 28 bucks..

URascal 12-30-2010 11:24 PM

you can get diamondplate at Maryland Metals in Hagerstown, Md. comes 4 x 8 sheet, 1/8 inch thick. You can cut it and bend it any way you want. I just diamond plated my Jeep, rear corners, tailgate, under the doors, on top of the front fenders for about $600 would have saved a bundle had I bought a sheet and cut it myself.

SUBZEROCOOL 12-31-2010 12:48 AM

Try your local scrap and steel yard, they should have it and at a good price. Then just have it PC or paint it your self :blunt:


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