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Bedliner Spray on Nerf Bars Project (w/ pics)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dustinuhls, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    dustinuhls

    dustinuhls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My nerf bars began to get some surface rust on them and I decided to clean them up and coat them with DupliColor's spray on truck bed coating rather than just repaint them. I figure it would be a tougher finish and look nicer as well. I purchased all the supplies from AutoZone for about $20.

    Supplies:
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    (Before) Surface Rust
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    Once I sanded and scraped off the powder coating it revealed a lot more rust than I thought was there. (Note: A BBQ grill brush w/ scraper on the back works great)
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    Once scraped down and sanded, I sprayed the bars down w/ Rust Converter. It's supposed to inhibit further corosion and turns the rust spots into a hard sandable, paintable primer. It sprays on clear and the rust spots turn black while the painted areas turn a hazy white color.
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    Finished:
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  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 2:36 AM
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    dustinuhls

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    I'm gonna spray these today if it's nice out.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    im subscribed...i want to do this to mine too. mine are chrome though, do you think it will matter?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2009 at 1:35 AM
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    I'm not sure how the bedliner spray will stick to chrome... I don't know if you would need to do some additional prep work on them other than scuffing up the chrome real good so the bedliner will stick to it. I'm spraying mine tommorow if it's warm enough out (damn I wish I had a garage here) I'll post the pics as soon as I'm done of the final product.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    very nice i wanna see how its gonna turn out
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    It was finally nice enough to spray them yersterday.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    looks great :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    Those camed out REAL nice
     
  11. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    great job man.....looks awesome ;)
     
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    that looks really nice, man
     
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    awesome bro
     
  14. Mar 18, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    I have a crome Bull bar not to wild about. But it came on the truck. Any one know what the prep work to crome is before painting?
     
  15. Mar 18, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    ill let you know how mine turn out...im assuming just sand the piss out of it.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    with chrome you may need to sand blast them with just a liittle sand blaster. even if you sand the chrome it wil not last, exspecially the abuse the nerf bars take...
     
  17. Mar 20, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    well crap....i guess that idea is out the window. probably not even worth it then.:(
     
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