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Old 02-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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Diamond Plating?

I am considering adding diamond plating to the fornt of my 2003 Jayco Kiwi 21c. Does anyone know how much this would cost? I was thinking about trying to do it myself. Just looking for ideas. Thanks!
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Go to a place that sells metal for construction faberication. They could quote and/or furnish what you need cut to size. Lowes and Home depot also carry lighter guage metal sheets and could possibily order larger sizes. You do not need a thick heavy covering
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When you find a supplier.. brace yourself for the price..

I was looking at dressing up the skirts on my PulRite hitch.. they are still painted..
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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Try a metal recycling center. The one that I deal with handles mostly industrial scrap. They usually have a pallet of 4' x 8' sheets set aside of diamond plate or stainless steel for side sales. You can't believe what companies discard as scrap.....
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I'd use aluminum diamond plate for that. A lot of metal supply places have it. They can cut it to just the correct size also. If there is any curve to the front make yourself a cardboard template and take it along. They will be able to use a brake to bend it or roll it so it looks good. That stuff they put on the front is pretty thin also.
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My buddy has an 25 foot Aero Lite. The diamond plate on his almost feels like it's plastic, not aluminum or steel.
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It just might be. Do they make plastic diamond plate, just like chromed plastic.
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Any extra protection on the lower section of the front face of a trailer will take a beating. I don't have anything, but have lucked out so far keeping it clean and dent free. My brother on the other hand, ran over a muffler on the freeway and it shot it right thru his front face of his old pop-up.

You can use either stainless steel diamond plate or different grades of aluminum.
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I am considering adding diamond plating to the fornt of my 2003 Jayco Kiwi 21c. Does anyone know how much this would cost? I was thinking about trying to do it myself. Just looking for ideas. Thanks!
I paid $5.42 per sqft the last time I purchased it.
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