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going with the herculiner for my sliders and probably the lower door/rockers.

can someone who has done it tell me if a quart will be enough for this task? also, did you sand the paint off your truck before application (as the instructions call for) or did you just apply it to clean paint?

i have already sanded and prepped my sliders with acetone, should i also prime them?

now im just waiting for another 70* day. (monday would have been perfect.)
 

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I'd through on a coat or two of primer and make sure to seal it as well. That way you won't have any rust coming through the metal through the paint. Make sure that you wear rubber gloves if you can. That way it will keep the oils from your fingers contacting the metal causing it to rust from the inside out.
 

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i can understand doing this for the looks but if you put a non...slick.......coating.................on .....your ...........sliders..............then...................they........uh........ wouldn't...........uh.............slide!

and if you actually used them....................then you would just tear off the coating............then have to go throught the whole process again..............?

yeah, i know this would happen with ANY coating but this seems like repair for this would be a little more involved than a spray can and therefore......you are making more work for yourself

that is.........if you are actually gonna use them and not just put them on for show.......!
 
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that is.........if you are actually gonna use them and not just put them on for show.......!
no worries there, but thanks for your concern. i was on my sliders as much as i was on my tires last saturday, thats why im doing this now. ask MC if he thinks I used my sliders, he was behind me the whole way.

no, herculiner will not prevent you from sliding on them. you actually don't look for them to be slick in most cases, you just want protection from rocks.
 

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I think you should paint them pink Greg! :toothy2: j/k
 
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i already painted them, it didnt hold up well. now...

can someone who has done it tell me if a quart will be enough for this task? also, did you sand the paint off your truck before application (as the instructions call for) or did you just apply it to clean paint?
 

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A quart will not be enough to do all that.

It took about a half gallon when I did mine.

For the lower doors, you will want to;
-tape it off
-sand off the clear coat (I used 220 grit)
-go over it once lightly with 80 grit to scuff it up
-wipe it down with Xylene really good (not acetone). Make sure there is no dirt, grease, or sanding residue.
-then apply the first coat of Herculiner.
-wait a couple hours and apply the second coat
-after the second coat, remove the tape
-wait 12-24 hours before driving it to let it dry

You will want to rewipe the sliders with Xylene. The problem is that acetone will dissolve the Herculiner.

You should also prime any bare metal surfaces. Use a good quality self etching primer.

Yes, the Herculiner will come off, but it's pretty durable and if it should ever come off badly enough that you are worried about it, just clean the area and re-apply to the scratched area. It will adhere to it's self. (ie. it can be repaired)

Here are some pics
http://jbeamphotos.com/gallery/Xterra_Mods_LowerProtection
 

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I saw those pix a while ago and they look great. I don't think I'll do it now, but I figure a ways down the road I'll want to change the color of my X (just like buying a new car) and will probably do it then.
 

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I did it because of the rocker damage. I was just going to do the rocker panel and then I thought, what the hell. I think it turned out good.

The one thing that made it look better was to add the pin strip to the top. My friends father did that as I don't have the patience to do something like that. When he was done it gave it a more finiahed look.
 

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How is the stuff to keep clean? (I know, it is an X it is not supposed to be clean :geek: )
 

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Not too bad if you use a scrub brush. You can't use cloth or sponge on it as it will be ripped apart.

I rather my X be dirty, it hides the scratches.
 

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I have been giving some thought of pickup a first Gen X and SASing it. If I do, the entire thing will be done in Herculiner. :)
 

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dynamix said:
waterman7474 said:
that is.........if you are actually gonna use them and not just put them on for show.......!
no worries there, but thanks for your concern. i was on my sliders as much as i was on my tires last saturday, thats why im doing this now. ask MC if he thinks I used my sliders, he was behind me the whole way.

no, herculiner will not prevent you from sliding on them. you actually don't look for them to be slick in most cases, you just want protection from rocks.
ok

i still think one fair "use" over a rock or stump or whatever would rip all that stuff off where it contacted. considering the prep necessary to put that stuff on properly, it seems like a lot of work
 

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I have slid over a few rocks so far and yes it comes off, but nothing that can't be fixed if you really wanted.

Really, any coating you put on is going to come off and no matter what you put on it will have to be prepped right. It's no harder to Heculine the sliders the right way as it is to spray paint them the right way.
 

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Hurculiner...

I'm thinking of pounding out the dent in our fender (courtesy of the Rubicon) and then coating the fenders in white Hurculiner.



Does anyone know anybody who has experience using the white Hurculiner? I also might consider Durabak (which also comes in white).

Any thoughts?
 
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the herc is better quality than the durabak i think. but i didn't know herc came in white. id say go for it. let us know how it does. i know jeep guys with herc and durabak on exteriors, and the herc holds up better and wears better.
 

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Dupli-color truck bed coating is available in a rattle can and works great for touching up scrapes on herculined sliders... it comes out textured too for a uniform look.
 
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