I know there are plenty of these threads but there haven't been any in a while and I wanted to put the information out there for guys that may be getting ready to pull the trigger on an Avid Off Road lightbar.
My ordering experience was pretty identical to others posted. It took around a month from when I placed the order to when I recieved it. Brandon answered all my questions promptly by email and updated me when they started building and when the bar shipped. The guy was a total professional about everything and it showed in the quality of work. Great welds, great bends, awesome light bar.
For me deciding how to finish it was the hardest part. I live in a rural area and not a lot of people aroud here do spray on liners which is what I originally wanted. I got a couple quotes from local paint & body shops to have it painted and they were redicilous.
I ended up going to the local walmart and getting 2 cans of each of these:
I did 4 coats of primer and 3 coats of the paint, after a light sanding. I'm real happy with how the paint turned out. A fine texture that is pretty close in appearance to the factory bedliner, which is what I was looking for.
Plus I'm in the finish for about 20 bucks. Excuse the dirty truck, I just couldn't wait to mount this deer catcher:
Oh yeah the install is really easy. I had to get a deeper socket, I think its 2.5". 14mm. The bar itself is only about 32 pounds so laying under it and hanging isn't much trouble.