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Stormin_Norman
10-23-2002, 08:43 PM
I'm getting a lot of rock dings on the front and rear lower portions of my dually fenders. Lots more than I had at 80K on my last SRW. The front damage must be from the front tire. Rear mudflaps may cure the rear problem, but I'm not sure about the front. I have about 2500 miles on the truck, about 200 on gravel. I'm guessing if I don't do somthing, I'll be out of paint by 50K :'(. Does anyone make a gaurd or coating I could put on the lower part of the fenders? Any Ideas???<br><br>

rich
10-23-2002, 08:50 PM
A lot of guys down here started putting the rhino lining along the lower edge of there trucks. The other option is to put on running boards.

Crazy Horse
10-23-2002, 09:01 PM
It ain't pretty but it works in the North Country. I put a set of these on my Dodge dually last year and drove 21,000 miles on a trip without getting one chip on the truck. That included doing the Alcan both ways. The trick is to hang em low and make sure they are at least out as far as the tire.

phox_mulder
10-23-2002, 09:05 PM
Just be carefull backing over curbs, you'll rip those right off.<br><br><br>phox

10-23-2002, 09:09 PM
Clear plastic with adhesive backing. Comes in rolls six to twelve inches wide. Cut and fit them over the lower areas of the dually bubbles; also the rocker panels if you prefer. I know Cabella's sells them. Perhaps other vendors, too. <br><br>GP

Crazy Horse
10-23-2002, 10:20 PM
phox_mulder, <br>Dodges aren't made to back out of things. They Bull their way through forward. ;D I've driven over curbs. . . but never backed over one. ??? ???

phox_mulder
10-23-2002, 10:27 PM
I usually back over it going into my driveway every night.<br><br>I like backing in, can get out quicker the next morning.<br><br><br>phox

tmiller24
10-23-2002, 10:53 PM
MX bikers have a prduct called Force Field,that is a thick plastic film used to protect number plates and tanks from flying mud and rocks. I'm sure it would work but,I have never used it and not sure what it costs.

jfpointer
10-24-2002, 08:59 AM
I haven't tried this stuff yet, but I'm definitely thinking about it: http://www.xpel.com<br><br>They sell pre-cut kits to protect the front of the truck, as well as bulk sheet material that should be useful on the sides. My truck has about 6200 miles on it, and I've already got quite a few chips despite my mud flaps.

aardvark
10-24-2002, 10:39 AM
I just recently purchased a 2002 QC dually cummins. I was concerned about rock chips also. I installed a set of putco boss stainless steel running boards with the mud flaps incorporated into the design. I also bought the rear extenders which have the rear mud flap as part of the package. I am very happy with the looks, and it should protect the paint very well.

hellotbone
10-24-2002, 11:44 AM
I bought the Bremen running boards and skirt kit available at Van and truck world Love the looks and if you check out the daulies post you can see em too!

gitchesum
10-25-2002, 01:29 AM
After my wreck, I had the body man cover the full rockers with a product called &quot;Rocker Schutz&quot; NOt sure what it's made of or how it is applied but I love the stuff. It's been a year nad a half and it still looks great. I had him do the door sills as well.<br>Click on this picture for a larger one.<br>http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hrrs994/website_pics/leftrocker_small.jpg (http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hrrs994/website_pics/leftrocker_big.jpg)

BigBlackDodge
10-25-2002, 06:33 AM
I have several thousands of miles on caliche roads. Since my truck is black, Im going with rhino liner or Ziebart on the front of the dually fender.<br><br>*Ziebart sells a thick epoxy based coating that comes in many color choices. You might want to check them out also. It looks like bed liner but will remain shiny and not get dirt caked up in the rough texture.

jfpointer
10-25-2002, 07:17 AM
<br>After my wreck, I had the body man cover the full rockers with a product called &quot;Rocker Schutz&quot; NOt sure what it's made of or how it is applied but I love the stuff. It's been a year nad a half and it still looks great. I had him do the door sills as <br><br><br>Yeah, that's the good stuff, right there. Both of my Toyota trucks and BMW cars came with that stuff (or something similar) applied on the rockers from the factory, and they *never* got rock chips down low. Only problem is, it has to be done like yours was and painted over to look right. Not a do-it-yourself proposition for most people. With no garage, if I tried it, I'd have grass clippings, bugs, you name it, immortalized in my rocker panels... [laugh]

Stormin_Norman
10-25-2002, 09:25 AM
Some great ideas, thanks.