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Old 03-10-2004, 08:13 PM
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Recovering running boards

I bought some new ribbed rubber runner material that I want to apply to my painted runnung boards. After I prep the boards, what kind of adhesive is recommended that will not dry out or turn to mush reacting to the rubber?

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Contact cement.
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Like Bob says, a good quality contact cement is what most everyone uses. Important tip; DON'T powder coat the boards before putting on the rubber! NOTHING sticks to powder coating, even the nastiest contact cement, even after roughing up the coating w/ 100grit paper. Don't ask how I know this.
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Just a couple small additions to the good advice from Willys and Bobcrman. Make sure the contact cement is of the waterproof or outdoor variety. Also, I got another good tip when I asked this same question in this forum - don't do the installation in cold weather, the rubber will later expand in the heat and bubble or wrinkle up. I'm waiting for a very hot day this spring to do mine.

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Willy's how do you know this?



(just interested in hearing a good story)
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CBOY, THANKS FOR THE EXTRA TIPS. It had occurred to me to use exterior type cement but I had not considered the expansion thing.
By the way, that is a very sweet loking ride you have there.
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By the way, that is a very sweet loking ride you have there.
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Ask Cboy to tell the story of that truck. It will literally blow your mind. What you think you see there isn't remotely what it really is.
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Alright, I confess. The truck is totally Photoshoped ---- okay, just kidding.

What Willys is alluding to (I think) is that the truck is 100% hand formed, custom designed, hammer welded steal. Cab, bed, fenders, grill shell, dash...everything. The only '32 parts left are the door handles, mirrors, and lights. It was built by an incredible metal artist/rod builder, Charlie Titman, from Winfield (near Vancouver) B.C. If you click on my avatar and look at the oldest pics in my gallery you can get an idea of the craftsmanship Titman put into this truck. And I readily admit I'm just the proud owner. Charlie is the genius behind this ride. - and he is the one deserving of any kudos.

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