Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Feedback: 1 reviews
How long has it been since it was all powder coated?
I have the same parts, steel PS corners, and aluminum PS fenders, my corners were paint matched to the jeep, fenders were powder coated. The place that did them sandblasted, acid dipped, phosphate washed, primer base coated and then painted/powdered them.
The corners have been on for 3-4 years now, not a single rock chip on them anywhere, the fenders i ran bare aluminum at first but got tired of the steel wool regimen needed to keep them looking decent (Colorado uses mag chloride on the roads in winter in certain areas and it stains bare aluminum). The fenders have been powder coated since this past fall, zero issues with chips or flakes there either.
If you're familiar with Colorado driving at all, you know that we don't put salt on the road, they literally use sand/decomposed granite on the roads in the winter for traction, every vehicle has a chipped up hood and windshield because of this, which means my tires are picking it up and throwing it at the fenders/corners all the time as well. Tires stick out quite a ways from the Jeep too.
I would think whoever did the powder coating did a crappy job or maybe didn't have a good "batch" of powder? If it were me and they were done fairly recently, i would take it back over to them and see what they have to say??