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Old 10-12-2010, 10:17 AM
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The car is a 36 Buick. When I bought it it was all disassembled and came with that the seller called a top of the line set of running board covers. They are rubber, molded over a 16 ga metal backing. The backing has metal tabs that you put through slots you cut in the running boards and bend over to lock down. I've sprayed the metal backside of them with epoxy primer and am ready to install. My concern is how do I keep moisture from getting trapped between the mats and the running boards. Is there anything I could put between the two to cut down on future problems? Has anyone else used this type of mats and what has been your experience?
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I don't know what you object is, but I had the running boards on my 49 chevy 2dr sedan covered by by a fellow in north Ga. by the name off Roy Accup. He was up need the Tenn line (within 50 miles). He vulcanized them and got me the stainless steel strips that when down the outside. It was many moons ago and was about 350.00 plus the strips. good luck
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....My concern is how do I keep moisture from getting trapped between the mats and the running boards. Is there anything I could put between the two to cut down on future problems?
Hi Don,

The manufacturer of the running board covers I use recommended using this adhesive/sealant to install the rubber to the running board (item # 75005A595 from McMaster-Carr):

http://www.mcmaster.com/#75005a595/=98wrs4

I've used it four times in the last few years, and it works great.



Hope this helps....
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I don't know what you object is, but I had the running boards on my 49 chevy 2dr sedan covered by by a fellow in north Ga. by the name off Roy Accup. He was up need the Tenn line (within 50 miles). He vulcanized them and got me the stainless steel strips that when down the outside. It was many moons ago and was about 350.00 plus the strips. good luck
What I'm trying to do is install running board mats on painted running boards. The mats I have are rubber laminated over metal, and the metal has been epoxied. So I'll be putting metal painted with epoxy primer, against metal with paint on it. They will not be sealed at this point and that would allow water, dust, etc to get between the two. Now this car isn't a daily driver so it won't see lots of wet weather but who knows. The question is, do I try to seal them together so no moisture or dirt can get in or leave them and trust that what little water they do see, will be blown out and dried just by driving.
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One idea would be to spray chip guard on the back of the running board mat. The chip guard is abrasion resistant and would provide a buffer layer between the two painted surfaces.
If you are not familiar with it chip guard is a clear spray that is for use on rocker panels and other areas prone to rock chips.
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That sounds like a simple enough solution to the problem Hemi,
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Thanks 39Hemi. Thats the kind of idea I was looking for. Will see if it or something simular is available here.
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