I took them off for a few winters thinking they were salt traps. But I noticed the front frame member gets more bombarded so I was doing more touchups in the Spring. Plus the threads are exposed without the skid bolts. So my opinion is they are more shields than traps. They must come off every spring for inspection/touchups regardless. Moisture will always get trapped to a degree.What's your take on the Skid Plates?
Are they salt shields, or rather traps?
That's a good vid but I would paint after the conversion. More protection against air and moisture. It's hard enough to keep the inner frame protected. So the outer surfaces should be sealed as much as possible.
Yes ..... I use it on my FJ. I bought an 07 with 88K miles in southern PA. The bottom was reasonably in food shape. I had the entire bottom wire brushed then took or to a shop where they applied the NH system. I’ve received a lot of complements on the underside of the truck. I have it touched up twice a year - once in early spring after the road salt has ended and once just prior to snow fall. The first one is free the second treatment which I choose to do costs me $50. All in all, I am pleased with their system.Has anyone used NH OIL? If so how is it?
My 09 has a very bad rust problem on the frame, actually, everywhere except the body.
Accessible from outside, for the doors and the rockers, there are little joggled offsets in one of the two mating panels which creates the drain, just large enough for one of those little brake cleaner red straws to fit through
For the rockers, you'll find that either on their top surface, after you remove the scuff plates, or on the inner surface after you peel back the carpet, there are some stickers covering holes that were used during weld and paint. You can get the 360 degree long wands in that way.