View Full Version : Rock Guarding Rocker Panels
04-09-2012, 11:34 AM
just wonderin if anyone has done their rocker panels by themselves? I see they sell a gallon paint can and the rest of the stuff as a kit for like $53 at farm a local farm store. I asked my body shop guy and he said it would probably cost me around $300 to have him do it. So there's a big difference in price there. my cab corner is just startin to show a few rust spots on the surface and i want to get it taken care of immediately, especially on these salty roads here in the midwest. Thanks
04-09-2012, 04:02 PM
I used dupli color with kevlar on my rockers on my old truck, worked pretty good and held up to the winters in north idaho
04-09-2012, 05:17 PM
you wouldn't happen to have a picture of it would you? kinda curious to what it looked like.
04-09-2012, 05:37 PM
04-09-2012, 07:20 PM
looks good same color scheme as my truck will be .....thanks a lot for the pics. Did you do it yourself? and how much, if you dont mind me askin
04-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Yeah did it myself. Took about a full morning. Sanded it down wiped it down and rolled it on, did a couple of coats to make sure it was fully covered. When you do it open the door and do about a 1/4 inch in to cover the color up cause you would be able to see it. With rollers and materials I think it was about 50ish or so. When I did it my local autozone was having a sale.
04-09-2012, 09:26 PM
l do this to all my vehicles....l dont sand...l just enshure surface is clean and lm off to the races
04-10-2012, 05:17 PM
thanks guys for the replies, but cancritter, if you dont sand the rust out before applying it doesnt the rust eventually show threw? also what would you sand it with?
04-10-2012, 07:02 PM
also forgot to ask what brand is the best or does it matter?
04-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Rocker guard comes in a spray can from 3M. You can get clear to go over paint, or a clearish tan/yellowy color that is meant to go under paint. I think it was about $15 per can back in the early 90's.
04-10-2012, 11:23 PM
all if any rust is removed and area repaired by whatevers nessasary...replacement panel ect..rust is not allowed on my vehicles..kinda anal that way...proof in the puddin is my 07 work truck l got new...first thing l did was undercoat it...touch it up spring and fall as needed...5 years later frame&panels look like new :O)
04-10-2012, 11:53 PM
stick with the roll on stuff dupli color makes, its a great product, i had much better luck with it then any other brand.
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