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Unread 11-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Best paint for Rock Sliders??

Just picked up a set of JCR classic Sliders for my JK bare metal. Theres a ton of options for painting them Im looking to see what most people go with on here. I hear the easiest and cheapest is the good ole rattle can job and I am leaning towards that but would like something with a little texture that way it has a bit of a grip since it will be used as a step as well as protection (i'm 6'3 but all my passengers hate jumping into my jeep lol). any input would be much appreciated thank you!

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I love the rustolum rattle can bed liner. It's a good tough paint with a perfect light texture.

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Unread 11-25-2014, 11:59 PM   #3
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Spend a little more and use Line-X for grip and protection. Other spray-on liners are ok; just remember that prep is the key.
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Unread 11-26-2014, 06:56 AM   #4
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I Picked up two cans of Duplicolor bed armor. a buddy of mine used it and loved in for his fenders. In terms of the prep work I plan on cleaning them off real good and bought self etching primer to promote adhesion. Would I need anything else? I figured the self etching primer will be good for adhesion and the primer coats then I could Just apply the bed armor. hopefully it doesn't fade I heard a lot of the bed liner products fade overtime and don't keep their color
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Unread 11-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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Spend a little more and use Line-X for grip and protection. Other spray-on liners are ok; just remember that prep is the key.
If you just want them to look pretty this works, but if you plan to use them as rock sliders it will peel and look like crap after the first trip.

I personally use Rustoleum textured. Looks nice and blends well after repainting. It doesn't give grip for a step though.
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Unread 11-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #6
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Here are the results using duplicolor bed armor spray! Overall pleased with the results not as much texture to give a grip but it's still better than regular paint hopefully it holds up well!

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Rhino lining is the way to go. I don't know about were you live, but at my auto parts store they have it and it's not to expensive. It has great grip and it protects good. I rhino lined the whole inside of my wrangler. And my side steps. It holds up really well
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I love the rustolum rattle can bed liner.
This! $7 bucks a can, and you can touch it up anytime...

I don't know why you would bedline or linex a rocker guard - first time over a rock and its shredded...
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Unread 12-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #9
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This! $7 bucks a can, and you can touch it up anytime...

I don't know why you would bedline or linex a rocker guard - first time over a rock and its shredded...
Not everyone wheels.
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This! $7 bucks a can, and you can touch it up anytime...

I don't know why you would bedline or linex a rocker guard - first time over a rock and its shredded...
If you use your rock slider as a step, you'll appreciate the non-skid surface of a bedlined surface. I sprayed mine with Monstaliner. If it gets scraped up, it can easily be touched up.
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If you use your rock slider as a step, you'll appreciate the non-skid surface of a bedlined surface.
This I agree with - that's why I use Rustoleum bed liner in a can, $7 at Walmart. I just didn't understand why someone would spend possibly $100s of dollars to have rocker guards LineX'ed only to have them get scrapped to sh*t first time they get used. I guess that's a non issue if you don't offroad.

Still, rubberized bedliner doesn't look as pretty after a few years of sun/weather exposure... and will look even worse after being barraged with road dirt and rocks from the front tires.
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This I agree with - that's why I use Rustoleum bed liner in a can, $7 at Walmart. I just didn't understand why someone would spend possibly $100s of dollars to have rocker guards LineX'ed only to have them get scrapped to sh*t first time they get used. I guess that's a non issue if you don't offroad.

Still, rubberized bedliner doesn't look as pretty after a few years of sun/weather exposure... and will look even worse after being barraged with road dirt and rocks from the front tires.
I agree that Linex would be unwise from a cost standpoint. But, do you really think rattle can paint will hold up better than Monstaliner, with respect to sun exposure, rocks and road dirt? I think not. BTW, Monstaliner isn't "rubberized", and it is UV stable.
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Unread 12-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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But, do you really think rattle can paint will hold up better than Monstaliner, with respect to sun exposure, rocks and road dirt? I think not. BTW, Monstaliner isn't "rubberized", and it is UV stable.
No, but at least if it starts looking like crap after a few years you can easily remove it in an hour and redo it or touch it up better than Line-x. I have no experience with Monstaliner, but most truck bed coatings are rubberized and look good for a month or 2 before turning greyish black and showing wear.

My rattle can armor works just fine for me. Under $20 to do my rockers, rear bumper and corner armor. 3 years with minimal touch ups and still looking pretty.
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...any input would be much appreciated
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No, but at least if it starts looking like crap after a few years you can easily remove it in an hour and redo it or touch it up better than Line-x. I have no experience with Monstaliner, but most truck bed coatings are rubberized and look good for a month or 2 before turning greyish black and showing wear.
Monstaliner is not "rubberized". Monstaliner is a two part catalyzed urethane product, and since it is 100% UV protected, it won't fade from the sun. I've used Monstaliner all over my Jeep, and I'm satisfied with the results.
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