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Old December 7th, 2015, 11:31 PM
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Best Fix?

The plastic coating is coming off my 3rd Brake light support.

The white residue is a rust reduction product I painted on.

What is the best method of dealing with this?
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Old December 7th, 2015, 11:55 PM
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Remove and have repowdercoated.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:24 AM
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Remove and have repowdercoated.
Yup!
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:29 AM
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Well, that's assuming a new powder coat would be a better job than the original. I actually like to paint some of my smaller parts that were previously pc'd because of the ease of touch up's. Ymmv. Good luck.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:42 AM
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It can be stripped using aggressive sandblasting. You might find one in a local industrial park or powdercoating facility. Don't go back with the powder. It's fine and beautiful until a crack or chip occurs. I like using Rustoleum professional paint. I normally use Hammerite for pieces that might get abused because it holds up well. It can be sanded and repainted when the need arises.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:11 AM
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ditch the 3rd brake light



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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:31 AM
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ditch the 3rd brake light .
think you need it for safety inspections in some places
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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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I'm a fan of the coarse sand to bare metal, 2 coats of west system epoxy with barrier coat additive then rustoleum primer/paint rolled on with foam roller for flat stuff. It works well and I've a good bit of it around so...
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Old December 8th, 2015, 11:11 AM
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think you need it for safety inspections in some places
CA code for lamps required on all motor vehicles except motorcycles

62. (1) When on a highway at any time from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 150 metres or less, every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle shall carry three lighted lamps in a conspicuous position, one on each side of the front of the vehicle which shall display a white or amber light only, and one on the rear of the vehicle which shall display a red light only. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 62 (1).

Summary: You can get a ticket for having one headlight out, but not for having one rear light out. Only one red light to the rear is required, so you can drive with one burnt out. Brake lights are different: technically you don't need any unless your vehicle is over 2.05m wide or 6.1m long [HTA 62(29)]. Having said that you are required to signal slowing down or stopping either by stop lamps or by an arm signal. So if you have no brake lights and you don't use an arm signal, it is an offence [HTA 142(8)]

And pull it off, sending it to be dipped and stripped (not blasted), galvanize it paint it black and put it back on the truck...
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Old December 8th, 2015, 11:41 AM
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I don't think LR used Powdercoating on that originally. IIRC it was an actual plastic material that is shitty. I took mine off with a putty knife. They used it on bumpers too.

A good powder coater should be able to put a coating much better than stock on that light bar.

Galvy it if you are concerned about rust.

Or apply POR-15 to the letter of the law along with a top coat if you want to DIY.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 11:45 AM
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Well, that's assuming a new powder coat would be a better job than the original. I actually like to paint some of my smaller parts that were previously pc'd because of the ease of touch up's. Ymmv. Good luck.


That's my new tag line but I'm going to attribute it to Shayne...


"I actually like to paint some of my smaller parts"
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:28 PM
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You can nurse it along by peeling the plastic back, sealing the ends with black rtv, and painting, but the only way forward (IMHO) is to have it stripped and galvanized. Do the tire carrier, rear bumper, front bumper, third light bar, and anything else steel you can get off easily.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:34 PM
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That's my new tag line but I'm going to attribute it to Shayne... "I actually like to paint some of my smaller parts"
Haha!

Well, I did see a latex wedding once on the discovery channel.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:44 PM
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I had exactly the same issue on my 90. I took it to a powder coater and had them burn the coating off. (sandblasting is not too effective on powder coat. Walnut shell blasting would be the most effective, but still burning off is best) THEN, blast it, then galvanize. Take a file and sandpaper to the excess zinc, it will take a bit of work, but you will get it smooth. Then powder coat it.

You will NEVER need to re-finish it again. Even if you get a scratch in the powder. Be sure to use a good quality powder coater, it's imperative that it be properly cleaned and prepped before coating for proper adhesion.

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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:51 PM
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Thanks everyone - great advice. At least I can drive around without it while it is under repair with minimal risk of getting a violation.

Where I ripped the front brush bar coating when using my Hi Lift for the first time, I just trimmed it back and carefully laid in several coats of semi gloss black rust paint and it has held up remarkably well and not that noticeable unless you know where it is..
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