Rust from rock rails?

Discussion in 'Renegade Modified Tech' started by HoosierJeeper, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Member

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    Thinking about getting a set of the Rocky Road Super Sliders. Has anyone had an issue with rust on their Rene after installing them? I'm a bit concerned about the holes the nutserts go in, since installing the nutserts would probably eat away at any paint I'd apply to the holes. I am also wondering if there's any issue with the rail being right up against the body? I thought about putting some weather stripping in there, but figured that could cause extra movement and be counterproductive.

    Been doing lots of reading and I'm thinking if I do a few coats of paint on the holes, then install the nutserts with wet paint on them and then do a good job with Fluild Film in the nutsert holes to get in the body and around the nutserts I should be okay. No matter what I do, I plan on taking them off annually to inspect and repaint and re-Fluid Film areas.


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  2. Pyden

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    The nutserts are a very tight fit, they were a pain to get in. Not sure they will come out easily. The regular nuts and bolts on the bottom pinch weld area are easier to take off and reapply.
     
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  3. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Well-Known Member

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    I went with the Rocky Road Super Sliders (Kickers). The nutserts are a thick rubber and shouldn't wear away the painted surface. Weather stripping would probably do more harm than good because of the possibility of moisture retention.

    I painted the holes after drilling, the rubber of the nutserts should keep the moisture/water away from the hole after the bolts are tightened down.
     

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