SO, I've had my sliders for a few weeks now and I'm looking to "HOW" for welding them on. They came with some really questionable "Self tapping" screws to attatch them to the frame. They look like standard lag bolts to me.
Right now they sit in my garage waiting. They are bare metal and I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about prepping and putting some
paint on them before the weld up?
I already know not to paint around where the welding is happening. Not even overspray would be acceptable. So, I'll be taping that area off.
So my plan
right now is to wire weel any surface rust that I can find on them. Sand with some 150-200 grit sand paper. Wipe the whole thing down with some alcohol - (maybe a cheap scotch, lol). Then I was going to use some Rustoleum primer - 1 or 2 coats. And follow that up with some Rustoleum flat black. I'm then going to get some traction tape from a local scateboard shop, cut and stick that to the top bars of the sliders.
What do you guys think? I'm trying to do the right thing for the truck and the metal that is to be welded to the truck. I also don't want to spend a few hundred dollars to have them dipped or coated in some exotic substance. If I never use my sliders(which would be a shame
), I'd like them to still look nice and not start rusting out in a year or so. Understandably, when I do finally use my sliders I'll be scraping off all of this work in one foul swoop. I just want to have a good base to start with.
I felt like
I feel like
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