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Old 09-19-2013, 09:19 PM
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Rubber matting

Question for people that may have seen or know where I can get some rubber matting? I have a set of running boards from my COE that are painted and smooth, but you have to step on the boards to get in. I want to cover only the stepping area and not cover the whole board. The texture I would like is the same as on a '32 Ford....a dimpled effect. All I have been able to find is a wide ribbed type. I only need it 8" wide and the longest length is 36". I would then glue it into place. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

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Try the places that cater to restorers.
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No luck with Steele or Soffseal or Metro.
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They carry a lot of different types and sizes, Just make sure it it has good uv resistande and durability.
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1932 Ford Car Rubber Running Board Covers '32 Rod NICE! - Running Boards - Grilles & Body Parts - Exterior - Popular Street Rod Extras
Kinda spendy but this is what you want...
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That's exactly what I want, but cutting it up is a shame. If I recall, I used to see these as entrance mats in office buildings, but this was a long, long time ago. I know Home Depot carries rolls, but it is of the ribbed stuff. Maybe I should use that sticky sandpaper-sort-of stuff that they use in front of machinery to prevent slipping. But that seems "tacky", no pun intended
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i used 2 layers of 3m paint protection film on the steps of my truk 3 years ago and they still look pristine
i am a gimp and need to step and twist my foot on my step every time i get in or out of my truk

another thought would be spray on bed liner, not the rattle can junk, but the real commercial bed liner
they can also tint bed liner

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try these guy.

Vintage Running Boards

also check this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Running-Boar...-/260884193180
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In case you haven't thought of it, how about non slip marine deck paint?
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"killeratrod" The 2nd item on ebay is exactly what I'm looking for. Now to figure out how much I need.
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glad to help . i think you need to order 3 i think that will give you a 36"x36" roll. post up a pic or 2 of the COE.
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Will do so when it is all back together. Presently, anything that could be removed was and is being painted.
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