Fresh coat...

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fj40_rico, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. fj40_rico

    fj40_rico

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    I didn't have to work today so last night, and this morning my wife and I gave the cruiser a fresh coat of durabak. (and painted a few other things). I also herculine the inside of the fenders.

    - Rico.
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    'nother one.

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    :d

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    looks pretty good, is there rust under the diamond plate?
     
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    nocents SILVER Star

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    Looks good! How hard is it to clean ?

    Nocents
     
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    of course! :D

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    not too bad. I just use the hose and a brush and it comes nice and clean.

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    lx450landcruiser Moderator

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    i dig it alot however i think your cruiser would be even better with the dimond plate off and white rims drool.


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    I want to but I don't have the money for new quarter pannels yet. the diamond plate came with the cruiser when I bought it.

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    My wife says "It's really Cool" and she told me to tell you. I,however, am leaning towards the traditional smooth and shiney.

    To each his own. It does look clean.

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    When It was time to paint it I was thinking of going with regular automotive paint. but then I knew I was going to take it offroad and most likely scatch it. That is why I dicided on durabak. I have been out through trees and scrapped the hell out of it and you can even tell. just some bark left on the fender.

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    I think it's cool, but I would never do it to the cruiser I have now. But for a trail rig it's an awesome idea. Maybe i'll do it to my minitruck if I turn that into a trail rig.
     
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    That looks cool...How did you apply it ? need to do the rims .............
     
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    Would the Durabak stick to the diamonplate? I think it'd look better all one color.
     
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    just rolled it on. And no... I don't think I will be doing the rims. :D

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    It should but I don't want to do that. I will be replacing the quarter panels sometime so I don't want to waste money on painting the diamond plate.

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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Very nice.
     
  18. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i don't mind the diamond plate...is it diamond plate or checkerplate? it looks like checkerplate which may be why i like it...i like the checkerplate pattern.
     
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    I think it looks cool.

    It should hold up gainst those tree/branch/brush scrapes etc. But I think the big question will be how will it hold up over time? That surface is very porous: lots of nooks and crannies. Dirt, grime, oil, pollen and branch scrapes will get into that surface. While it is all new you may be the guy always at the ready with a power washer etc. But in two years you may be a little more relaxed about cleaning the truck after a run or whatever. Keeping it clean may be harder than a smooth finish in the long run. I guess time will tell.

    Best of luck!

    Max
     
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