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For those who chose the power coating over the bare aluminum, and issues with the powder coating showing marks from stuff moving around on it, taken in and out, etc? Trying to decide if the powder coating was worth it.

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I ordered the fire extinguisher mounting kit which includes both the bracket and the H3R NB300 mount from Cool Tech. I went to my local fire extinguisher company and bought Amerex fire extinguishers which are rated 1A:10B:C. You might be able to find the brackets for a few dollars less on Amazon, but I like dealing with small businesses trying to serve our Jeep community. I found it refreshing to be able to call and email Kendall (the owner) who answered all my questions. BTW, as a 37-year veteran of the fire service, I'd recommend a fire extinguisher rated at 1A:10B:C which I found to be the highest rating of an extinguisher that will fit the mounting kit.
Thank you very much for the info on the mount and the extinguisher. This was very helpful.
 

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For those who chose the power coating over the bare aluminum, and issues with the powder coating showing marks from stuff moving around on it, taken in and out, etc? Trying to decide if the powder coating was worth it.

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Yes I noticed some scuffing. I'm real careful now but have resigned myself that it will get scuffed. If I had to do it over, I'd look into getting it anodized. If it gets too scuffed and I can't live with it, I may still go that route.
 

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Yes I noticed some scuffing. I'm real careful now but have resigned myself that it will get scuffed. If I had to do it over, I'd look into getting it anodized. If it gets too scuffed and I can't live with it, I may still go that route.
@Glen722 I finally have my two drawers and slide installed!
When me met you stated that you wish you had to a drawer free to store camping or lunch stuff to accommodate your fridge. I wanted to share with you these bags I have that store underneath each side of the back seats. I keep recovery gear in one and tire stuff in the other. I've had these for three years now and they have held up great. Plus I have a full drawer free for when I need it!!!

https://www.jeepswag.com/dirt-bagz-under-back-seat-storage-bags

This is a 2 pack.

I added on the labels, but the bags are surprising large.

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@Glen722 I finally have my two drawers and slide installed!
When me met you stated that you wish you had to a drawer free to store camping or lunch stuff to accommodate your fridge. I wanted to share with you these bags I have that store underneath each side of the back seats. I keep recovery gear in one and tire stuff in the other. I've had these for three years now and they have held up great. Plus I have a full drawer free for when I need it!!!

https://www.jeepswag.com/dirt-bagz-under-back-seat-storage-bags

This is a 2 pack.

I added on the labels, but the bags are surprising large.

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Brew211, that looks like a great solution! Thanks.
 

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@Glen722 I finally have my two drawers and slide installed!
When me met you stated that you wish you had to a drawer free to store camping or lunch stuff to accommodate your fridge. I wanted to share with you these bags I have that store underneath each side of the back seats. I keep recovery gear in one and tire stuff in the other. I've had these for three years now and they have held up great. Plus I have a full drawer free for when I need it!!!

https://www.jeepswag.com/dirt-bagz-under-back-seat-storage-bags

This is a 2 pack.

I added on the labels, but the bags are surprising large.

IMG_0779.jpg
IMG_0778.jpg
Nice bags. Thanks for the suggestion! I was just thinking about storing items in this location the other day. Might use one of these for recovery/air and a blue ridge or step22 tool roll on the other side. At least until I do a 60% delete.
 

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Yes I noticed some scuffing. I'm real careful now but have resigned myself that it will get scuffed. If I had to do it over, I'd look into getting it anodized. If it gets too scuffed and I can't live with it, I may still go that route.
Thanks! Yeah I was thinking of getting it anodized as well. Im not sure if I'll do a drawer, so pulling totes in and out would scratch up the powder coating.
 

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For those who chose the power coating over the bare aluminum, and issues with the powder coating showing marks from stuff moving around on it, taken in and out, etc? Trying to decide if the powder coating was worth it.

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If you like the look of the coated stuff, get it and just expect to get some marks on the loading surfaces. Their price for powder coating is very reasonable in my experience. I chose to get everything bare and am having just the drawer faces, the cargo shelf mounting brackets, and the cargo shelf rails powder coated wrinkle black locally. Going to cost me more to coat those few pieces than it would have to have everything coated prior to delivery! lol... Hoping they're done tomorrow so I can finish my install.
 

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If you like the look of the coated stuff, get it and just expect to get some marks on the loading surfaces. Their price for powder coating is very reasonable in my experience. I chose to get everything bare and am having just the drawer faces, the cargo shelf mounting brackets, and the cargo shelf rails powder coated wrinkle black locally. Going to cost me more to coat those few pieces than it would have to have everything coated prior to delivery! lol... Hoping they're done tomorrow so I can finish my install.
Yeah I ended up ordering the MASS platform bare. I'm going to run it like that for a while then probably get it hard anodized it at a later time. That will hold up much better than powder coating. I did have them powder coat the remote bracket for my compressor setup. Did that in the textured black. Turned out really well.
 

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Has anyone successfully made a ARB 63 or 82 slide fit on this platform? I'm dying to pick one up but have a ARB 63 and looks like it'll come up short by about an inch.
 

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Anyone have pics of the AAL Fridge Slide and a 50QT ARB? Specifically the driver’s side. Can you still leave the rear seats
up with the 50QT installed on the slide? And if anyone happens to have a pic of the AAL Fridge Slide/50QT ARB and the MASS Shelf that would be much appreciated :like:
 

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WashingtonWetWheeler and MSparks909, I have a 37-quart ARB refrigerator and the refrigerator lid hinge just touches the back of the rear seat when the slide is stowed. If the 50, 63, or 82 are longer than the 37, I don't see how it will fit assuming you want to keep the rear seat.
 

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WashingtonWetWheeler and MSparks909, I have a 37-quart ARB refrigerator and the refrigerator lid hinge just touches the back of the rear seat when the slide is stowed. If the 50, 63, or 82 are longer than the 37, I don't see how it will fit assuming you want to keep the rear seat.
Thank you for that, super helpful. The 37 and 50 ARB are the same length and width but the 50 is taller so the lid will probably hit the back seat before the slide can latch. Looks like a 37 is the way to go!
 
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