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Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby Marker [OP] » Aug 08 2012, 2:08am

Just got my new-to-me 2011 Silverado 3500HD SRW home and want to ensure I treat it right. What I am concerned about is all the paint in the rear wheel wells that will get gradually destroyed with various debris. Chipping and rusting over time may make this pretty ugly.

Has anyone sprayed any kind of undercoating on these wheel wells. If so what did you use? how is it standing up? how does it look? would you do it again?

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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby DarkGothic » Aug 08 2012, 2:11am

I just sprayed mine last week with Rustoleum rubberized undercoating. My wheel wells did look very ugly before I did it, being an almost 10 year old truck that has gone off-road a few times. I can't tell yet how they're holding up since I just sprayed them but they look wonderful.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby jleach76 » Aug 08 2012, 2:13am

You can get wheel house liners from Chevy or have Line X do it for you.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby RAFFY » Aug 08 2012, 2:16am

Marker wrote:Just got my new-to-me 2011 Silverado 3500HD SRW home and want to ensure I treat it right. What I am concerned about is all the paint in the rear wheel wells that will get gradually destroyed with various debris. Chipping and rusting over time may make this pretty ugly.

Has anyone sprayed any kind of undercoating on these wheel wells. If so what did you use? how is it standing up? how does it look? would you do it again?

Thanks,


It seems more common for owners of the nbs and nnbs trucks to purchase the rear wheel well covers that pop in place. Although spraying your wheel wells with a liner is a great option as well. For DIY kits Herculiner and Bed Armor are great products or for a professional job Line-X is always a sure fire bet.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby 08max » Aug 09 2012, 12:15am

i spray painted mine semi-gloss black. looks great. holds up and cleans up well. sometimes wheni do get little chips, i simply spray another coat in there.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby cruisin_n_style » Aug 09 2012, 5:12am

Yup, sprayed mine with rubberized under coating (available in a rattle-can from auto parts stores or hardware stores). I let it cure a few days, then bought and installed wheel well liners from GM. They are molded plastic and pop right in with included push retainers and screws. I just wanted to be sure I had the wheel wells protected properly, so that's why i doubled up with the undercoating spray AND liners.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby RAFFY » Aug 09 2012, 5:48am

cruisin_n_style wrote:Yup, sprayed mine with rubberized under coating (available in a rattle-can from auto parts stores or hardware stores). I let it cure a few days, then bought and installed wheel well liners from GM. They are molded plastic and pop right in with included push retainers and screws. I just wanted to be sure I had the wheel wells protected properly, so that's why i doubled up with the undercoating spray AND liners.


Well your wheel wells surely wont have any problems now. Mine at 123k still look great except for a little rail dust from the brakes and little dots of tar.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby cruisin_n_style » Aug 09 2012, 6:58am

The difference between the undercoating and the liners, is that the liners clean off MUCH easier than an undercoating does. Just a strong stream of water will take almost everything off the liners and they are good as new.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby Dr.thomasedbrown » Aug 09 2012, 7:55am

I also have both liners and mine are rhino lined. Liners are very easy to clean and look very good.
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Re: Undercoating for rear wheel wells??

Postby allterrainjoe » Aug 09 2012, 12:33pm

+1 on the liners...........
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