I have the ACE Crawler Rock Rails
that came as raw steel. I'd like to Monstaliner them, and I've seen how people have prepped painted surfaces and plastic surfaces, but I couldn't find anything on bare, raw steel.
^ This would've been a nice time to hear the chorus saying that Monstaliner isn't going to hold up on rock rails. You know... before I dropped $100 and permanently coated them.
Lol, funny that some folks can't understand the limitations of paint.
It's funny you should say that. I thought I was paying $100 for something more than paint.
Why people put any kind of coating like bed liner or powder coat on skid plates, rocker guards, bumpers, etc. is beyond me.
Rust prevention was my intended goal. Tell me... how would you prevent rust on raw steel rock sliders? Just leave them bare?
True.. even a high quality powder coating would have a problem with 1/2 the vehicle weight against the small area on that jack hook
The powder coating on my rock rails on my TJ held up just fine to repeated use of my Hi-Lift jack (but got scratched to hell in rock gardens, of course
). As for the earlier comment that the same would happen on my front bumper: I've often jacked it up by the powdercoated front bumper with no ill effects.
Also.. with the primer that many choose to use being rattle can crap, I want to say that epoxy primer would probably do better. Those spots appear to be down to the metal
Sure. If the epoxy primer had been available in smaller quantities, I definitely would've paid for it. But that's the whole reason I posted in here and asked you what to use on my raw steel sliders. Your response:
Avoid self etch primers. Too many issues with Monstaliner sticking well
Best locally available item for spot priming bare steel and small projects: Rustoleum "Automotive" Primer in spray cans
I have to use my hi-lift if I want to get my suspension to completely droop. Though I've only had to do it like once or twice.
Bingo. Swapping out suspension components in my garage, and I don't have a floor jack. I use the Hi-Lift to get it up on a jack stand.
(Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders
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