Finally came around and installed the AfterShockProducts ABS Skidplates. I have the full set that consists of the front and rear plates as well as the side skirts.
Primered Rear Plate
Primered Front Plate
Primered Side Skirts
Whole Set, sanding and a fresh layer of primer
Received the front plate with a repaired lower bolt hole. Didn’t use them for the front as they were too close to the edge. I didn’t want to take the chance of them braking off.
Other bolt whole, again, too close to the edge so I didn’t use them
Test fit for flushness. Had to sand the lower corners a little to get it to rest flush on the cladding.
Chose to paint them a darker metalic gray than the Kaiser Silver. Toyota Magnetic Gray Metallic fit the bill.
I had sprayed 4 layers of primer and 5 layers of paint.
One can of paint worked for both plates.
Close up of the texture of the ABS plastic and final paint
Drilled wholes in cladding to fit M6 rivnuts. Ignore the white line, it’s sand as we just had a sand/rain storm over night.
Compressing the rivnuts
Final compressed rivnuts
Bought some nylon tubing to wrap around the bolts
Drilled out the bolt holes to fit tubing
Nylon tubing inserted into the bolt wholes
Fender washers I picked up off ebay for $5 a pack
Didn’t like the alternating orange black orange look
So stuck with all orange
Now I just need to get off my ass and get the side skirts prepped, painted and installed!
Those that inquired, yes it is VX-O2 (letter “O”) not VX-02 (# zero) per Isuzu Japan.