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Old 03-04-2019, 12:55 PM #181
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I was planning on painting, not powder coating. Bought primer and all to paint this weekend. I do not have access to a sandblaster. Never had I got a new part this rusty. :/. Need to figure something out. As I would need to match paint to bumper, and commercial powdercoating in the vicinity is much overpriced. And I would rather paint for ease of touch up. Will try to hit it with wire brush next weekend.

Misdrilled hole does not align with any hole on the frame. There are two top tapped holes there, above the pretty c4 logo, but no holes cut for those. Is it ok that middle portion will have no support on top of the plate? I can try to drill one or two. I understand most load would be push, not pull on top.

Otherwise a very well made part. Like your bumper. Too bad installation delayed. Now I am set back a “bunch of weeks” - I would have rather waited for a clean part I could paint. Some advise before shipping out would have been appreciated.
I'm sorry about the rust, but all parts that ship raw steel will require prep of some kind. Lots of our parts will get surface rust on them just during the shipping process because of moisture in the air getting on the steel. It requires scuffing them up with some heavy duty scotch brite and then wiping them clean. Some companies ship their parts oiled, then you have to spend quite a bit of time degreasing and wiping them down, then scuff the surface to prep for paint. So either way prep time is needed. Typically sandblasting is just much faster and better way of prepping any raw steel surface.
The rock sliders use plenty of hardware on each side, as I said not all of the holes get used, you wont have any issue with strength.
Im not sure what you mean by now you are set back a "bunch of weeks". Im not understanding that statement fully.
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Im not sure what you mean by now you are set back a "bunch of weeks". Im not understanding that statement fully.
I only have some weekends available to work on things. As I have painted plenty of fabricated parts for my various hobbies, I was prepared for how I usually get them - not requiring sandblasting. It is normally quite quick. So I did not get it done. I will now go to plan B, wire brush, order some Rust Bullet, spray on top. Looking at my schedule, it will be about a month before I get to it, instead of yesterday.

Not ragging on you, stuff happens, appreciate your responsiveness.

I will drill an aligned hole along top there. Less possibilities to loosen up eventually. Will post end result here.

Will forget mucking around with paint soon, but a good part will be there for years.

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I should add to the esteemed readers here who may see my comments here that my communication with C4 was top notch, they owned up for polar vortex’ed batch of tubing, which is not a big deal anyway. Wanted to try different painting at some point in any case.
Rails and bumper I got are designed well, fabricated well, and those are frigging rock rails, not a museum piece. Would recommend.

Well, as a former rocket scientist I could nitpick a few bits, but that would be at a bullsht level of criticism.
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