Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South of Boston
Re-painting Rocker Guards/Corner Guards
Ok here is the deal. First I'm from one of the "rust" capitals of the world. New England! With all the snow, salt, cold, salt air etc, things rust in about 20 mins. No joke. You can put a bolt on your Jeep go to bed, wake up the next morning and its rusted!!!!
Here is the back story. I installed AtoZ rocker guards, GenRight full corner guards and Rear Bumper. Initially I cleaned them with alcohol, hit them with primer and then a couple coats of Rustoleum textured black paint. Well the paint now looks like crap. (actually started looking bad once winter hit). There is a rust coming through, paint scratches off semi-easy etc. Another "issue" with the textured black is it holds dust and dirt. I think the texture just loves the stuff. The weather is cold as hell and I have hit it with some touch ups here and there (which always makes it look worse because its spotty and I dont take the time to tape if off lol).
So to make a long post short. Once the weather gets a little nicer I plan on taping/masking off the Jeep (around the doors, top, lights in the back, plate, etc) sanding it a little, priming it and hitting it with some better paint. I will prob stick to rattle can stuff because even though I have a HUGE compressor I dont know how to use it for paint or have a spray gun or anything and know NOTHING about mixing paint. I need some suggestions on a good paint which will keep it from rusting (i know nothing will stop it but help it) and also something that just seems to be a little tougher. On a side note not looking for "shiny" prefer the dull/flatish look.
Thanks in advance for the help!!!
2014 Billet Silver Rubicon
4.56, 35" MTZ on 17" ATX Slabs, Mopar Stage 3 lift kit, Evo front and rear bumpers, Evo stinger, AEV snorkel, Smittybilt GEN2 winch, aFe Hi-Tuck exhaust, Teraflex tire carrier, Bestop Twill Trektop NX, a bunch of lights and more stuff coming every day!
I still miss my 2006 TJ!