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Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

Hi, my intent is to provide something like a rubber "kickplate" to the side of my car in order to prevent damage from my wheelchair bumping into it. I'm not sure what the best material for the application is, but currently I'm thinking 1/8" sheet of nitrile rubber to apply to the sanded sheet metal of the rocker panel, topped with a vinyl wrap for appearance. I don't have access to a shop and I'm not sure what sort of curing I can apply outside of using a simple heat gun.

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RE: Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

You can buy rubber sheets that already have a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. Surface prep of the steel is important. Also tapering the edge of the sheet (by holding the cutting blade at an angle) to lower peel stress will help.


RE: Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

Why not install a short running board instead?

RE: Nitrile Rubber sheet to metal (car)

Another idea - apply bedliner material to the rocket panel(s). It might be easier to "touch up" after being scuffed over the years.

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