View Full Version : Rock sliders maintenance?

07-31-2013, 06:31 PM
Just wondering if sliders need to be taken care of on a regular basis ? And what you do? Paint them after every trail? Need to sand the rust off or paint over it ?

I'm asking because I plan on getting high quality sliders and would like to keep them as long as possible of course.

08-01-2013, 04:59 AM
I buff the rust off with more rocks on my next trip!

08-01-2013, 05:08 AM
Needed? depends on how well you care about them. My PSC brawler rockers i just touch up with bed liner. If there is any rust i take a scotch brite pad and get it off first. :thumb:

08-01-2013, 05:43 AM
My EVO sliders are virtually indestructible. Every now and then I will give them a touch-up of Rustoleum flat black to keep them pretty.

08-01-2013, 05:50 AM
Before the winter I hit them with a wire brush attached to my drill to get any surface rust off, then paint them with some flat black like McPuck to keep any more from forming. :thumb:

08-01-2013, 10:15 AM
Great ! Thanks for the info guys. I plan going the EVO route with my sliders and I want to take care of them properly (Beside banging them on the trail :bleh:)

08-01-2013, 01:51 PM
Just keep them painted or protected somehow that metal will rust quickly in the more humid areas.

08-02-2013, 04:28 PM
If there are any sharp pointy gouges/scratches (stuff that can cut you) Ill hit them with a sanding wheel on my ginder. If they are just visual I dont even bother with any prep, I just hit them with black rustoleum.