Picked up my AtoZ Fab rockers over the weekend and installed them. When I picked them up from Zach, there was a pretty beefy Jeep sitting in his garage with some sort of black gasket material where the rockers would be, holes were drilled, etc... Which I don't have and didn't put anything between my rocker and the body.
Suggestions for what should go in there? After driving in some rain, I got a bunch of dirt and small stones lodged in the top where the rocker meets the body.
I applied a whomp of paste wax on the Jeep, not buffed. Then used gaskets made from HomeDepot shower tub liner between the rockers, and Jeep. Then applied a bead of electronic grade RTV along the top of the rockers. I feel that this will keep out the sand & water.
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^ Sounds like you went above and beyond, that is definitely going to be a great seal there....I wish I had gone that far, all I did was smear silicone on the inside surface of the rocker where it was going to meet the body, then ran a bead along the top edge of the rocker once they were installed.
Another thing to think about is on the underside to use the window and door expanding foam (less expansion that regular expanding spray foam) to keep mud and other crap out from between the body and slider. Run fuel lines and brake cables in some PVC conduit, makes replacing them really easy later on. plus makes clean up a breeze after bein in the mud.
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i used some foamy type gasket material that we use at work to insulate the low side on AC piping to take temperatures. Its foamy on the outside and has a sticky backing. I think its working out good so far. i havent taken off my rockers since I put them on a few months ago
Just a word of advice, I thought you were talking about the rockers INSIDE of the engine. Might want to clarify in your post haeding next time.
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If that doesn't work, here's what you do. Buy a bunch of burritos and tie them to pieces of string. Then tie the strings to your Jeep. Then, when the meskins come out of the house drawn by the smell, you drive away. The meskins will chase burritos for miles and miles.
It may seem a bit pricey but it has a self-adhesive backing so it's easy to apply and stays put when out put it on the back of your rocker guards. Then just zip an exacto blade around the perimeter to trim to fit. Viola. Nice rubber backing to the rocker guards that stays put. Very easy to then install the rocker guards.
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