No problems with them out at crosby at all. Aluminum doesnt rust or deteriorate like steel, it does oxidize and start to look nasty if you don't take care of it but I wash my brute either on the way home or when I get home because I don't want other areas to develope rust. So yes they hold up fine, nothing wrong with them at all...just requires that you keep your stuff clean, I've seen your brute so I don't think you'd have any problems either. I've seen some really good deals on both the plastic and aluminum plates, and I don't honestly have a preference, I just want something thats going to do the job. I like the idea of the Impact Fabrications skids because of the floorboard protection.