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  • #16
    Originally posted by welder_one View Post
    ive had beds that were painted, ive had beds that were powder coated, funny thing is, neither one last for crap after the first time you slide a piece of 1 inch 2 ft by 2 ft plate over it, or throw an excavator bucket or frame for a hydraulic breaker on it....
    Like I said ALL finishes will eventually fail, the time depends on how you maintain them and treat them.
    If you plan on setting large items like that on your deck your best bet would be to cover those parts with some type of box liner. It too will fail depending on how rough you are with it, but it would be about the best way to go.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by welder_one View Post
      ive had beds that were painted, ive had beds that were powder coated, funny thing is, neither one last for crap after the first time you slide a piece of 1 inch 2 ft by 2 ft plate over it, or throw an excavator bucket or frame for a hydraulic breaker on it....
      The "cargo" portion of the bed will have a heavy rubber mat. One of the reasons I went with paint is ease of touch up. I dont think a work truck has to be ugly. I cant stand that this one has been rusty for so long.

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      • #18
        Will never rust

        I had my deck Hot Galvinized dip in 2002 when i built it.8 years later not a sign of rust.Been throwing metal on the deck,excavator buckets,snowplowing/roadsalt.Hasn,t done a thing to this coating i ,d recommend this to anyone wanting zero maintenance.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by admweld View Post
          I had my deck Hot Galvinized dip in 2002 when i built it.8 years later not a sign of rust.Been throwing metal on the deck,excavator buckets,snowplowing/roadsalt.Hasn,t done a thing to this coating i ,d recommend this to anyone wanting zero maintenance.
          nice rig, never would have thought of having it galvanized.... good idea. how much did that cost?

          and seriously, down here in hillbillyville (arkansas) i have been (this is God's honest truth) run off a couple jobsites because my truck wasnt beat up enough, dirty enough, and the likes. to quote one person "son, you cant be a REAL welder, that truck is too pretty. Makes me think you aint work enough, now go on, i'll find me a workin welder"
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          • #20
            Back in 2002 it was $1400.00.
            BB402D
            TB300D
            DIMENSION652
            MM250X
            MAXSTAR140
            S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
            HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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            • #21
              Originally posted by admweld View Post
              Back in 2002 it was $1400.00.
              hi; What was the process ( how was it Dipped ? )

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              • #22
                Hot galvanized,They lower it into a tank of molten liquid galvy.It dulls down after month or 2.That photo was taken just after i got it back and mounted the deck.
                BB402D
                TB300D
                DIMENSION652
                MM250X
                MAXSTAR140
                S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
                HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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                • #23
                  AdmWeld, Thats a good idea, I get alot of stuff dipped maybe I'll get my next one dipped.

                  My rear boxes are starting to rust.

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                  • #24
                    got the bed done now, just have to put the whol;e thing back together now. hopefully pic is smaller now.
                    Last edited by Eric Carroll; 06-28-2010, 08:27 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Sorry about the huge pic, heres a smaller one.

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