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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker guard body prep

I know this has been talked about a little before, but I was just wondering what most of you did to prepare your rocker panels before mounting your guards to prevent rust buildup between them and the body. I think I will most likely scuff and coat the body with Herculiner or similiar where the guards will contact the body and maybe put a bead of silicon on the top edge. At the time the plan calls for a 4x4" angle iron style of guard. Any ideas, suggestions.

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Re: Rocker guard body prep

Although I don't personally have any rocker guards, I've heard of people using silicone sealant around the edges so moisture doesn't get between the two. I just let a volunteer lay down on top of the offending boulder to absorb the damage my Jeep would have taken instead. Then I use the RTV in my bathtub.

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Re: Rocker guard body prep

A buddy of mine just did this same thing, he just made sure his paint was in good shape on the area to be covered then used a strip of double stick foam tape on each edge touching the body.
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Re: Rocker guard body prep

A buddy of mine just did this same thing, he just made sure his paint was in good shape on the area to be covered then used a strip of double stick foam tape on each edge touching the body.
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Re: Rocker guard body prep

I just made sure that the paint was in good shape and then sealed up the edges with ckear silicone.
I have read here were some of the guys have put herculiner on first but I didn't.

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Re: Rocker guard body prep

Here is how is was laid out to me.

If you seal it with silicon you better make sure that it is sealed all the way around, and then you take a chance. If you seal it on the top only, water can come from up under the bottom and make a rust mess. If it doesn't seal all the way around then you run a chance of the same thing happening, just in a slower fashion. The other thing you can worry about is condensation buildup.

With Herculiner, Durabac, Rhinoliner, or POR15...they bond to the metal and create a sealed surface that water cannot penatrate. Thus no rust here.




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Re: Rocker guard body prep

move to the DESERT and then you don't have to worry about it. i just painted the 4x4 and done with it. RUST? what's that?

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Re: Rocker guard body prep

When I did mine I cleaned up the rockers, sanded them lightly and laid down a couple of coats of hammerite before bolting the angle on which was also well painted with hammerite. I sealed the top edge with silicon ot keep water from running down between the angle and the body but left the bottom open so any water that does get in can run out.

I do the same thing every weekend, its just the location where I do it that changes!
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