Plastic? Composite? F150 Cab Corners and Rocker Panels for Trucks? What!
Does the idea of plastic sound good on your Truck? What is the differences between metal, plastic and composite? Will it update or add additional value of my truck?
Will it be rugged and tough meaning in the winter could i kick my feet off without the worry of cracking my panels? How well does the paint stick? and how chemical or heat resistant is it? We will talk about these features and more found in some aftermarket parts found on the internet.
First thanks for dropping by, I am the founder of Neverrust Products Rebel Hays and this should shed some light or understanding as to why Composite. I have been in the Composite and Plastic industry for well over 35 years, I have designed and built molds and patterns for hundreds of Auto Parts, Marine, and RV’s using a large number of methods and protocols.
It seems there are a variety of choices one can make these days, will it be Metal, Plastic or Composite material? Whats the price and amount of time spent to do the repair? and the most important questions how will it look and will it last a year from now?
Metal to Restore cab corners?
Lets take a look at factory stamped Metal restoration parts, History will tell us that if the Automotive Manufacture can’t do better than 6 years and then your truck starts to show rust bubbles or worse. How could a professional body shop or even a talented Auto Body man do any better? The cold truth is, they simply cant. Metal parts are made with a major compatibility weakness. Oxygen, salt and water, that would be the number one, two third causes that creates rust on metal. Welding on the Rocker panels or Cab Corners on will create total havoc when it comes to RUST. I dont care how much you try and seal and cover the weld burns you can never cover it good enough to last more than 1 year. Road salt, winter, water drainage and did you know they spray some roads with brine? that’s like liquid cancer to your auto.
Why is Brine Bad for Your Car?
What makes brine so desirable as an ice fighting road treatment also makes it harder on your car. Brine not only stays in places on roads, but when kicked up by driving over pavement treated with it, it stays on the underside of your car too. Crystals of salt bounce of roads, and they also bounce off your car. But brine coats every nook and cranny on your vehicle’s underbody with two things that cause iron and steel to rust: water and salt. Either water or salt on their own are capable of causing rust of course, but the two combined are much more corrosive.
Engineered Water Drainage?
Their are panels on your truck or jeep that channel water to other parts of the under carriage. The cowl and inner water drain dynamics of your Auto are part of the problem too. Rain and salt water still drains down inside the panels and lower rockers. Cab corners are at the very bottom where anything runs into, chemicals from the road, impacts from rocks and sticks in cold -20 degree freezing weather or a hot day where the temp on the parts could range from 95 to 140 degree in the direct sun, then there is always condensation to be concerned about.