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Avid Step Bars Rusting - looking for input

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pcledrew, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    pcledrew

    pcledrew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey All,
    I put some Avid off road step bars on my '10 just about 5 months ago. Now that winter is here and I live in Alberta, between the sand, salt, and primarily highway driving, the paint I applied to them is being stripped off on the forward facing areas of the two steps on both bars [double cab].

    Wondering if anyone can tell me if maybe spraying them with bed liner or something else would cure this chipping/rusting issue. Thanks.

    I can take a pic if anyone thinks it will help.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    jay_shy

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    I have the n-fab version and mine are rusting as well, and only had them for about 10 months. I contacted them and they said they would replace them but I would have to cover the shipping. I dont want to pay the shipping only to have them chip and rust again. I am going to have them rhino lined, the rhino liner shop told me it comes with a life time guarantee and its only about 5 miles from my house.

    Jason
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    kulcat

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    Not sure if this helps, but I sprayed mine myself w/ the bed liner in a can from Walmart...granted I don't think we have the salt like you guys have, but it's held up for 6 mos now.
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  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    jdtemple

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    I just used this on a toolbox, it came out real nice.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Steig

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    I have Go Rhino step bars on for 3 months, both of the step bars are rusting. Go Rhino will replace them, but I have to pay shipping.


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  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    MUDFISH

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    Well, I'm in the same boat. My N-Fab bars are about 1 year and a half old and they are rusting pretty bad as well. I guess I'll take them off this summer and spray them with bed liner... probably the cheapest option...

    The salt here is brutal...
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    BLUETACOMA10

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    GOOD TO KNOW, I JUST ORDERED SOM FOR MY TRUCK. I'LL PAINT THEM WITH TRUCK LINERS BEFORE I PUT THEM ON
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    Painted shit is gonna chip+rust.Stainless Doesn't
     
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