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JEBINC’s “Welting Mod,” for the EV Sportline / 1EV Running Boards – “Oh Yeah!”

So, what do you think? “Nope” or “Dope”?


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Can someone photoshop my installed black bead photo to Compass Yellow? It seems like a run off between black and Compass Yellow. Zero gray and only one body color (other than CY).
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Will know for sure when I receive it. If welded then no vinyl/rubber insert!
 
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Will know for sure when I receive it. If welded then no vinyl/rubber insert!
Nope. I would ask in the main thread. I’ve seen both reported at different times!
 
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Can someone photoshop my installed black bead photo to Compass Yellow? It seems like a run off between black and Compass Yellow. Zero gray and only one body color (other than CY).
Someone? Anyone?
 

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I think that looks great. Voted black, but grey I think could work. Unsure on yellow myself. But interested to see it
 

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I think that looks great. Voted black, but grey I think could work. Unsure on yellow myself. But interested to see it
Right, that’s why I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to shame someone, with photoshop skills, to create a rendering from one of my OP photos…..
 
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Seems like a bunch of folks forgot to vote on a color…. The data will set you free, so please vote!
 

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Something quick
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Looks more gold than yellow, but not bad.

Red and blue may work too
 

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Here you go
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Hello again, my fellow “Riviarians”! As mentioned in my review (Tip #2) of subject Running boards …

https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/...aling-of-4”-hole-procedure.13403/#post-298630

I was contemplating the use of solid EPDM rubber or solid core marine grade vinyl bead-welting for use around the outer edge (between the tread plate and tread tubular frame) of my running boards. Why, you ask? Well, for several reasons….

-- Uniqueness/differentiation; I’m going with either Compass Yellow, Body color, or Black – for a more OEM-like, finished aesthetic. SOMEONE PLEASE Photoshop
and REPOST my pictures to show the bead in all body colors, including Compass Yellow!!!!


-- Personal preference, but I prefer there not being a raised sharp tread plate edge for the following reasons (YOMV, of course) {Where; “O” = Opinion}
* Smaller children injuring themselves (cuts/bruising when crawling up onto the boards and into the truck) - Yeah, I have a scar on my knee from a similar
young childhood mishap…
*Powder coat paint scraping off that raised sharp edge with use (especially with dirty/sandy sneakers/boots or other footwear) over time – rust forming, etc.

-- Tread Plate cushioning – Again, personal preference, but I prefer a no “metal-on-metal” contact, when it comes to mechanically fastened plates (vs. welded). This will reduce the likelihood of paint wear-through over time, noise, etc... Also, with summer heat / winter cold, the plates and tubing will expand and contract at different rates - and in different directions. And no, I do not have any concerns with this bead welting/gasket trapping water or grime, any more than the “as designed and delivered” product. Again, YOMV.

This is really easy to install; just loosen the tread plate hardware, insert and apply pressure to the welding as you slowly tighten the tread plate hardware – work from one end to the other to ensure a proper fit and seal!

I tried two sizes; 3/16” bead and 1/8” bead and felt the 3/16” diameter bead to be best as its bead height is “slightly higher” than the top of the tread plate, thereby protecting that edge (and small children’s knees/shins)!

So, what do you think? “Nope” or “Dope”?

Black,
Compass Yellow to match other exterior trim highlights, or something close to body color? Please vote in thread poll!

Links to bead-welting like products that I used / tried / plan to try…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303642691725?var=602883985231

https://www.elitegaragefloors.com/finishline-bead-end-rubber-seal-4-wide-by-the-foot/

https://www.elitegaragefloors.com/bead-end-vinyl-weather-seal-3-by-the-foot/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/221946354279?hash=item33ad089a67&amdata=enc:AQAHAAAA8LyYLu4ChBxPTeKxUSHK5O8TGUzgYo3BSM%2BMvO1r9QZV0jBrbVMUozgb4ShXg1tHX8rxknfiv89qQsBBjzj7LqtSgsmAjHxAg3ViYS%2FqVT7%2Fj73LltO22pBOej9%2B8jUKBDDI0Pgx0HEQHIMp%2BmhSsyH0A7HGnx7ISH3IuOZL2RhP19sOZyh%2Fb0ZqVyS5cz5SXYQAcYwL7oZyIlo%2Ba1nGaQkn%2BpDYUW0E5%2FiAkmhDYEBOhsCOpPxUYvA%2BL8OgPHaEqawyOkDyHTi656Wo1ie68W1%2F1GNJqhkJGaG25De0CFJhQGowfR3VQR6ewUKUpq541w%3D%3D|ampid:pL_CLK

Yes, what I first ordered and tried was garage door weather-stripping! Why? Because I save money by splitting it in two, and using both sides as welting, of course! Also, because I was able to get this in two days for my experimentation. For the final build, should I go with Compass Yellow or Body Color highlights, I will go with color coordinated single bead extrusion (Vinyl or EPDM rubber, depending). At 3/16”, there are MANY colors available from several sources, BTW. Not so for the 1/8” as I’ve found that only in black or gray.

“As always… Stay Angry about Running Boards (Space)!” – The Angry Astronaut (YT Channel). https://www.youtube.com/@TheAngryAstronaut

More seriously, any and all questions are welcome!

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@kizamybute' Thoughts on this? See OP for reasons, and it’s not just for looks!
 

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Here it is with the caliper color
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