Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Plastic Skid plating

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brantford
    Posts
    7,986
    Time Online: 4 Mths 2 Days 17 Hrs 46 Mins 57 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 10 Mins 7 Secs
    Rep Power
    118

    Plastic Skid plating

    so I've been tossing the idea of not using steel under my Jeep for skidding.....

    Well not completely no steel.

    What thoughts, experiences, suggestions, do people have about using some cutting board material (1/2" thickness) with some framing and back it up with some 1/8" plating in areas that need more protection?

    here is a sample of the material. man this stuff is light.

    My latest project... Collection of Parts

    Other stuff... Building a doubler, D300 Flip kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadman 94 xj View Post
    "Coil springs are for ballpoint pens and pogo sticks".
    ебут раком

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Richmond Hill
    Posts
    3,582
    My Mood
    Twisted
    Time Online: 1 Yr 5 Mths 2 Wks 16 Hrs 11 Mins 44 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 43 Mins 41 Secs
    Rep Power
    12
    River rider is doing just that sort of thing for their aluminum jk skids.
    2010 JK Unlimited Sahara, rubi axles, 35" duratracs, OME lift: Written off, RIP.
    2006 LJ Rubicon Lots of stuff from TMR installed by CT Motorsports (see profile if you want to know) project once more with feeling
    Quote Originally Posted by igotafrigginjeep View Post
    Listen to the wise Drizit
    Hey he said it not me.
    There Must have been a time when we could have said no.

  3. #3
    Stickybongsmoking's Avatar
    Stickybongsmoking is offline Yes, this is gawd damn muthafockling CTD NUT.
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Caistor Centre - Cultural Hub of the universe
    Posts
    4,933
    My Mood
    Buzzed
    Time Online: 10 Mths 3 Wks 5 Days 36 Mins 55 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 26 Mins 53 Secs
    Rep Power
    28
    Is that UHWM (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)? That's the stuff you want for a skid plate covering. It still needs a very strong backing so there is usually no weight saved by using it. It is popular for comp crawlers because it slides over rocks very easily, has excellent abrasion resistance and helps significantly with dent/impact resistance for the steel backing it is attached to. And when it gets too fukked up, you just unbolt it and put a new piece on. It ain't cheap, though. And stay away from the FDA approved HDPE versions of this polyethylene commonly used for cutting boards - it does not have the abrasion or impact resistance of the UHWM.

    This material is not too common on a recreational wheeler because of the cost and is really only beneficial if you are continuously beating the ever living hell out of your skid plate.
    A Member of:
    New Frontier 4x4 Club
    OF4WD 4928 & 6687


    1980 CJ Juggy
    2004 GC 4.7 HO Overland

    "Simple, yet functional....like a Sledgehammer"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Etobicoke
    Posts
    1,035
    My Mood
    Stressed
    Time Online: 5 Mths 1 Wk 2 Days 19 Hrs 18 Mins 26 Secs
    Avg. Time Online: 13 Mins 10 Secs
    Rep Power
    9
    ^what he said...
    I use this stuff at work.
    OF4WD #6222

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •