Hog Tracks Installation Guide
Check out some of the most common questions that we get asked. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for please contact us directly and we we get back to you as soon as we can.
Are your panels galvanized?
What is the best way to cut Wild Hog Railing products?
Small bolt cutters are the easiest way to cut Wild Hog 6 gauge railing products.
Why are my powder coated panels rusting?
The powder coat finish is designed to prevent corrosion. Most often, the panels are mishandled and the powder coat finish is scratched off. If the powder coat is broken, moisture can soak into the steel and cause the panel to rust.
Do you have an infill option to install Wild hog panels with composite railing?
Wild Hog Products has a Freedom Fill Channel which allows you to install Wild Hog Panels with Trex Transcend Railing. Available in 6’ or 8’ lengths and black or white.
How do i stop the rusting on the raw tahoe hog panels?
We recommend letting your panels weather to the desired look, and then applying a clear coat spray paint suitable for metal to protect the finish.
do you offer touch up paint for the panels?
Yes, please use the store locator to find your nearest stocking dealer.
can i install wild hog panels without a top and/or bottom rail?
Not recommended for proper installation.
Do your panels rust?
Steel will rust and corrosion can be accelerated depending on how harsh the environment is. The powder coat finish is designed to prevent the steel from corrosion. Harsher environments may require additional maintenance. If you want a panel that will withstand the elements, consider using our 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel USS Hog Panels.
What can i do if my panels start rusting?
Apply Wild Hog Touch Up spray paint to the affected area immediately.
What other methods are used to install panels?
There are 2 common methods to install Wild Hog Panels with wood posts and railing. First method is to run a groove into your top and bottom rails and let the panel rest in those channels. Second method is to wedge the panel between wood (ex: 2”x2”) and build a frame all the way around the panel.
Can I get custom sizes of Wild Hog Railing?
Currently, we only quote custom sizes on quantities of 100+ panels.
do you make a stainless steel panel?
Yes, USS Hog Panels are available in 3×6, 3×8 & 5×6. For more info: U.S.S Hog Panels
What is the minimum size i can cut a woven panel (Tahoe/smokey)
We recommend leaving at least 4 weaves in either direction.
Where can I buy Wild Hog Products?
Please go to our “Dealer Locator” link. If you don’t see a dealer in your area please fill out a request a quote form.
It doesn’t show any stocking dealer in my state, how can I get it?
Please fill out a request here: https://wildhograiling.com/wild-hog-railing-quote-form/
How long will it take for someone to respond to my Request a Quote?
Typically you will be contacted by one of Wild Hog Representatives within 24-48 hours M-F. If you do not hear from anyone please contact Craig Smalley at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I install Hog Tracks?
How do i fasten the hog tracks?
Self-tapping stainless steel screws.
What are hog tusks?
Hog Tusks are vinyl stoppers that can be applied to the cut ends of your Wild Hog Panels. Hog Tusks protect the cut ends from corrosion and eliminate any rattling noise in heavy winds.
do tahoe hog and smoky mountain panels fit in the hog tracks?
These panels do fit into Hog Tracks. However, since the panels are woven, the ends are slightly off set and wider so minor adjustments need to be made by slightly bending the ends inward to align in the Hog Track. A back and forth motion while easing the panel into the bottom track is helpful for proper installation.
How do i reduce the rattle after installing the panels in the hog tracks?
First, make sure you use Hog Tusks on each cut end to protect from rust, these will also help to reduce rattle. Also, applying clear caulking, and/or silicone inside the Hog Track can help reduce the rattling sound.
how many hog tracks do i need for each panel/section installation?
The NEW HOG TRACK KIT makes it easy. For each 6’ and/or 8’ section you’re building you would order 1 Kit. Each kit includes 2 full length Hog Tracks in either 6′ or 8′ length, 2-34” Hog Tracks, 25 Star drive screws and 50 Hog Tusks. For more info.
If you want to order individually:
3′ x 6’ Section/Panel: 3-6′ Hog Tracks, 1ea for top and bottom rail, (1-6′ track is cut to length for each side post)
3′ x 8’ Section/Panel: 2-8′ Hog Tracks, 1ea for top and bottom rail, (1-6′ track is cut to length for each side post)
Can i use your hog tracks as my top and or bottom rail without fastening to wood rails?
That is NOT recommended for proper installation.
Do you recommend any aluminum and/or steel railing systems that will work with Wild Hog Panels?
There are many metal railing systems to choose from. We have seen some excellent projects completed with Vista Aluminum Railing, Cinch Steel Railing & Trex Signature Aluminum Railing.