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    TJLJ1 2 15 2011.jpgNew aluminum fenders from Aqualu
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    ooo...that looks good. you have link to the site?

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    good luck keeping those looking good in salt or on the trail. aluminum has a place, i just dont think its in a spot that will hold up. they do look GOOD though!

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    Those look really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
    good luck keeping those looking good in salt or on the trail. aluminum has a place, i just dont think its in a spot that will hold up. they do look GOOD though!
    Yeep, I am on your pony also.

    First, its your Jeep, your money and your pride of ride and certainly let no man put asunder.

    But in the spirit of discussion I go along with Yeep on this. Now alum is soft, very soft and I can assure you it would NEVER hold up to the beating I put my tube fenders thru...OK, you are not going to beat them into waterfalls and ledges, nor are you going to lay your jeep over and use the fenders for protection of the front end, finally you will never had a need to use a hi lift jack on the lip of your fender to lift your rig, anyhow that is just me...

    That said not all tube fenders are one in the same. Mine started out as PSC tubes. Now I like there products and they use strong steel, but they don't do a lot of welding (they use strong steel with thick walls) then along comes old Savage here with his welder and I weld up all those strong, thick steel, seams. Yes I can hi lift off my tube fenders.

    None of this is to take away from your fenders, weigh less and look good...

    Note the round plate to tube welded seam.
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    Hey Savage, what kind of fenders are those? They look ki d of likethe smittybilt ones that I was looking into getting (at some point). Anyway they look really good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore03 View Post
    Hey Savage, what kind of fenders are those? They look ki d of likethe smittybilt ones that I was looking into getting (at some point). Anyway they look really good!
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    The fenders are 1/8" thick aluminum and they will be primed and painted after I get all the holes drilled for mounting everything under the hood. If you think salt is bad for the aluminum just think about Navy aircraft and the salt spray they are exposed to and they last a long time because they are primed and painted. This company has been making aluminum bodies and fenders for a long time in canada so they know what they are doing and they are more reasonable than other highline fenders-check them out and see. Lee H
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSun4x4 View Post
    Highly modified by me, Poison Spyder's
    Might have to check those out (Maybe I will send them your way so you can modify them for me too )
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    Quote Originally Posted by C130Hilgy View Post
    The fenders are 1/8" thick aluminum and they will be primed and painted after I get all the holes drilled for mounting everything under the hood. If you think salt is bad for the aluminum just think about Navy aircraft and the salt spray they are exposed to and they last a long time because they are primed and painted. This company has been making aluminum bodies and fenders for a long time in canada so they know what they are doing and they are more reasonable than other highline fenders-check them out and see. Lee H
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    Planes are made out of a different quality of alum than these fenders, plus the maint on these is done continually. In addition that are designed with the main enemy, electrolysis in mind. This is also a concern of yours as it eats away at the attachment points where the alum and other dissimilar metals meet. I would suggest you pick up some coatings that prevent this. You can stop by any electrical shop and they will have a tube or two of paste that is used. I keep some around the shop as I have a need from time to time. Its cheap, few bucks. I would suggest a Powder coating for alum rather than just a paint job. It will adhere to the alum far longer.

    Alum cars and various components are nothing new in the world of autos. I have owned an alum bodied car and I can tell you it bends and dents like tin foil. The good news is that the dents and bends come out easily. BUT there is a bit 'o bad news. If or when you put a dent or bend in those front fenders (or any other alum alum body component) you might want to have a alum body qualified pro straighten it out. The reason is alum stretches like a rubber band. If not reshaped properly it will look like a bad hair day.

    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore03 View Post
    Might have to check those out (Maybe I will send them your way so you can modify them for me too )
    Be happy to but to save you a few bucks we can talk and I can tell you what needs to be done so you can get with a welder locally to have them do it and save shipping which is $$$ on these large and heavy components. I do recommend it if you are wheeling the 3.5+++ trails with rocks, washes and draws that can get very narrow on some of the trails.
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