post to anyone considering rhino coating their rock sliders

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i know it should have been intuitively obvious but...dont.

i bought some of whazhiznames rock sliders that were really nice but then somehow i got the idea i would "improve" them by getting the non-hidden surfaces rhino coated.

well as one can imagine if they lift their head out of whatever fog mine was in, one introduction to anything resembling a granite rock and youve now got nicely shredded rhino liner hanging off your rock sliders. another 300$ down the $hitter. ya live and ya learn.

so to save you the trouble and bucks heres my advice: paint em flat black and have fun scraping them. as it is i now have to strip that crap off and get the krylon out :eek: :doh: :mad:

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As long as you learn from what you do, then you are making progress.

Thanks for posting up and sharing. I think we've all done a few things that in hindsight were obviously wrong.
 
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there has been a few wanting to rhino coat bumpers or wheels lately. maybe this will help them with there decision.
 
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I was going to coat the top surface to ease entry and exit into the vehicle, but mine are too close to the body to use as a step anyway. So I installed the grab bar for passengers to hoist themselves........


BTW Rustoleum satin black is pretty close to matching an ARB if you're into matching paint.
 
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My bumper is still rockin and rolling shred, chip, scrape, and flaw free....FYI. Then again I don't try to push boulders out of my way. I did however push my neighbors truck down the street just yesterday, my lined-bumper and his chrome bumper, and still looks as good as the first day. Ever hit a boulder with an ARB? Does the same thing as a bumper lined with bedliner, it scratches, chips, or scrapes it off.... it's inevitable.
 

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Well that sucks. Thanks for the advice, I was just about to have mine plated in 24k gold.

THEY ARE SLIDERS!!!! they are meant to get fxxxed up thats why you put them on in the first place.

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On my homemade sliders I did two coats of rust bullet, then top coated with Duplicolor truck bed liner spray. I scraped them up a bit recently, but all I did was whip out the spray can and touch em up in about 2 seconds. $7.99 a can at the local auto parts and it looks real nice too.
 
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thanks for the advice dynosaur, next time i will ask you personally before i do anything.

ps i wouldnt advise the 24k plating, 12k would probably be sufficient.

btw i realize if you push your arb bumper into a rock it will probably scrape the paint. that wasnt really the point...the point was dont spend a bunch of money rhino lining it (or in my case the sliders) because obviously thats not going to last. im all for flat or semi-gloss black krylon and should have just stayed with my initial instinct...foolishly i took someones advice and i should have known better.

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