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Old 12th March 2018, 09:44 AM
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Old 13th March 2018, 09:24 AM
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New struts go in tomorrow. Ended going up with Pedders of all things. Mechanic reckons they're better quality than the KYB and Monroe are too exxy (Gabriels couldn't be sourced in time)

Here's a pic of how easily the (2 coats) of bedliner comes off (reasonably vigorous rubbing with an old towel)



Might give that spot a bit of a sand with a bit of 120Grit and see how it sticks after that. If that doesn't work, I'll try some primer. It only seems to come off easily on the edges though - you can see another spot that I picked off (big globby bit) above and to the right that area seems to have taken much better.

The doors seem to have taken it quite well.

Planning on taking it to the carwash tomorrow after I pick it up from the mechanics and give it a go over with the water gun & brush to see how much I can blast off.

I might even create a new post about the whole experience so that others can learn from it (assuming I end up with a positive result!!)
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Old 13th March 2018, 09:39 AM
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I'm wondering if plastidip would be better: https://www.plastidip.net.au/
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For looks plastidip would be ok, not for offrading on mud rocks sand . if it scratches it would just peel off andnlook worse then before. For city carefull driving plastidip would be fine. Or if you drive so carefully that you never scratch rims.
I didi plastidip my front grill at first and it was so bad later as you need to touch grill everytime you open hood it was starting to peel off so i removed it and just painted it with simple cheap can spray black. Its fast and its holds and it takes you like 3 min to respray it if you need again.
Even bed liner stuff there are good stuff and there are bad stuff as even expencive ones like cobra are just for looks and its scratching so easy. Real bed liner for truck neds should hold very well if done properly .
Or just go to people who doing that and they will paint your car with it and give you warranty for that.
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I think one of the tricks with the bed paint might be lots of coats (like they recommend for plastidip well I think thats what they were saying)

I've got to say, the texture coat stuff I put on the front bumper sticks well. but it's gritty as all shivers - a bit like sandpaper. not nearly as nice a look, especially considering I oversprayed it in a couple of spots (never paint in the dark! thats my learning for the day ) will take a pic when I get the car back.
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Those good ones must be as sand paper they kind harder to hand wash better just spray with water when dirty. You would bleed if you would slide oner it with hand or any exposed skin hard. It must be that rough and tough with very hard texture. But i like that.
And if you could show then what you was using on front bumper and what you did before painting with it? Did you sanded it?
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Those good ones must be as sand paper they kind harder to hand wash better just spray with water when dirty. You would bleed if you would slide oner it with hand or any exposed skin hard. It must be that rough and tough with very hard texture. But i like that.
That's prett much what it's like

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And if you could show then what you was using on front bumper and what you did before painting with it? Did you sanded it?
Same treatment as for the rear, just washed it down, dried then sprayed on.
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New struts go in tomorrow. Ended going up with Pedders of all things. Mechanic reckons they're better quality than the KYB and Monroe are too exxy (Gabriels couldn't be sourced in time)
Hey Mate, how did the struts go ?
Get some pics of the new beasts?

I got a quote from Pedders and trust me if i could afford them i would have but kyb/kings where the cheaper alternative and with the money saved it nearly paid for my lift kit

Pedders wanted like $1350 for all 4 shocks and springs
Kyb/Kings combo was $940 " "

Let us know how they feel/ perform

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thats still lots money for just struts ... for me at least. Kyb shocks with Kyb springs would be about 120-140 maybe for one. rears cheaper would be about 100 for shock and spring pair.
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Hey Mate, how did the struts go ?
The pedders set me back $234 each, plus Bump Stops @ $50ea, $100.000 each to install.
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