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Old 11-09-2014, 12:40 PM
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Skid plate scratches

I did my first true off-road adventure yesterday and banged up my skid plates and rock sliders pretty good. Some of the paint chipped off down to where bare metal is exposed.

Does anyone try to paint over the bare metal to prevent rust issues? Wondering if it's something I should be concerned about.

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Touch up with some spray paint and be done with it. Don't leave the bare metal exposed because it will start to rust on you.

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Old 11-09-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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On the sliders, try some Rustoleum truck bed liner. Might not match the finish perfectly but if you just spray the bottom, you'll never see it. Just take the sliders off or mask the body really well first

As for the skids, get under there twice a year and hit the rusting spots all over the undercarriage with VHT chassis paint. Satin seems to match pretty well. You can find it at any auto parts store. Since you live in L.A. no need to worry unless you're down on the beaches a lot and exposed to salt water.





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On the sliders, try some Rustoleum truck bed liner. Might not match the finish perfectly but if you just spray the bottom, you'll never see it. Just take the sliders off or mask the body really well first

As for the skids, get under there twice a year and hit the rusting spots all over the undercarriage with VHT chassis paint. Satin seems to match pretty well. You can find it at any auto parts store. Since you live in L.A. no need to worry unless you're down on the beaches a lot and exposed to salt water.





That's my 98 TJ, BTW. And good job on breaking her in right
That looks great! Did you clean up the area with a wire brush beforehand?
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Would it be advisable to hit it with some of that rust converter stuff first before painting over?
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not sure why this post made me chuckle.
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My TC and gas tank plates took a hit last time I went wheeling. That's one of the things that sucks with the unlimited (long wheel base). Anyway, I removed the TC plate, banged it out, and painted it with VHT. I then proceeded to remove the gas plate only to find out that it comes down with the gas tank itself. Will have to wait until the spring to get it fixed.
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I did my first true off-road adventure yesterday and banged up my skid plates and rock sliders pretty good. Some of the paint chipped off down to where bare metal is exposed.

Does anyone try to paint over the bare metal to prevent rust issues? Wondering if it's something I should be concerned about.
I recommend frequent skid plate to ground contact to prevent rust from forming...
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Aren't skid plates thick enough that rusty scratches won't matter - at least in our lifetime?
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Aren't skid plates thick enough that rusty scratches won't matter - at least in our lifetime?
heh, my frame rusted away on my YJ, it's thicker than the skid. So guess it comes down to how much longer we have to live.
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not sure why this post made me chuckle.
same.

leave it, it adds character
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If skid plates getting scratch they are doing their job...LOL
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:58 PM   #14
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I consider them beauty marks. Although I should touch up the bumper and skid plate, some of the scrapes and gauges there hold a special place with me because I remember the trails I was trying to conquer (some successfully and some not so much).
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