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post #721 of 927 Old 12-07-2009, 08:17 PM
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Still waiting.....

Is there a hold up on production of the gas tank skid?? I ordered it on 11/16/09 from Poly I emailed them about a week back about it and no answer. I plan on calling tomorrow, but wanted to check here.


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post #722 of 927 Old 12-07-2009, 08:42 PM
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Is there a hold up on production of the gas tank skid?? I ordered it on 11/16/09 from Poly I emailed them about a week back about it and no answer. I plan on calling tomorrow, but wanted to check here.
Gas tank skids are in stock.

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post #723 of 927 Old 12-08-2009, 03:18 AM
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I don't have any shop in my island that can do powder coating ,and i want the skid to be black,is there any way savvy can powder coat it for me and then ship it,for extra charge of course?

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post #724 of 927 Old 12-08-2009, 06:56 AM
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Self-etching primer and spraypaint go a long way, and you can touch them up yourself; as high clearance as it is, you'll still probably bash it against rocks occasionally. Paint is a lot easier to keep looking good than powdercoat IMO.

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Self-etching primer and spraypaint go a long way, and you can touch them up yourself; as high clearance as it is, you'll still probably bash it against rocks occasionally. Paint is a lot easier to keep looking good than powdercoat IMO.
x2 for that. The problem with powdercoat is that the only way to touch it up it to either put some paint on top, or have the whole thing recoated. At that point you are just better off with the rattle can.

The other option would be to buy a powdercoater yourself, but to do the skid would require an oven large enough to get the skid into. The last option is a bed liner, but this runs into the same problems offered with the powdercoating.

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The guys above know their stuff. Much easier to rattle can it after a good self etching primer.

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The guys above know their stuff. Much easier to rattle can it after a good self etching primer.

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Wow Gerald, I believe that is the first time I have had a complete blanket cover over my Jeep knowledge. I am startign to like you even more and more...

btw, I don't know my stuff that well.... I have just have common sense when it comes to abusing paint, powdercoat, and bedliner. I just listed them in ascending order of strength, and PITA to repair all at the same time (well... bedliner would be easier to repair, but it would require some mixing of new stuff).

Edit: I forgot to address whiteJeepTJ here. I would talk to poly again, and if they can't ship your skid by today (or tomorrow depending on when you talk to them), just cancel the order and order directly from Gerald. I hear he has an amazing deal running right now.

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The guys above know their stuff. Much easier to rattle can it after a good self etching primer.

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Thank you all for your answers!I was just under the impression that when regarding bumpers,rock sliders and underbody skids it's much better to powder coat them (in greece we call it electrostatic painting) than just prime and normaly paint them.And that is because normal painting cannot take much abuse and can easily cheap away with little stones or when you even step on your sliders etc.

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Use a good self etching primer, and that shouldn't happen nearly as much. The primer actually etches the metal, and gives it something to hang on to. It still won't stand up to a beating as well as a powdercoat, but it's way easier to touch up. Sliding against rocks, powdercoat will come off too; but you can't just reach under the Jeep and spray more of that on.

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Use a good self etching primer, and that shouldn't happen nearly as much. The primer actually etches the metal, and gives it something to hang on to. It still won't stand up to a beating as well as a powdercoat, but it's way easier to touch up. Sliding against rocks, powdercoat will come off too; but you can't just reach under the Jeep and spray more of that on.
So true... self etching primer ftw. I find that Rustoleum bare metal primer has a lot of grab. Powder coating then painting wouldn't be that bad, but I would rather do bedliner and then paint. I don't know about availability of the stuff in Greece though.

Have fun painting that think, and post some pics here if you manage to scratch it (well... it you catch a rock and chip the paint, it would be cool to see the aluminum coming through).

I forgot to mention, the aluminum scratches a little easier, so it may make powdercoating or bedliner more susceptible to chips. Good luck.

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I dont know how other bedliners are, but dont coat it with hurculiner. I preped my tummy skid right and put hurc on it figuring it would hold up better to the rocks. It doesnt chip as easy as paint, but once it started to chip, it pealed away in strips. I had to remove the skid and strip the hurc. I rattle canned it, which works better for me.

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My skid is installed and looking good!

Install was very easy. Thanks

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My skid is installed and looking good!

Install was very easy. Thanks
Perfect! Let's see a picture or it didn't happen!

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I need to get one of these suckers so I have a reason to drop my tank an figure out why my fuel filler doesn't work right

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