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chrome tube steps

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by AK27, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    AK27

    AK27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a set of the chrome tube steps on my black 06 dc. i hate the look of chrome imo, just wondering what everyone thinks about painting them- either black them out or some other option. a friend mentioned paintin them magnetic grey just so its a little different but i'm not sure if that would be noticable.

    thanks guys!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    mrtrd103

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    the stock tube step from factory would look awsome. the color of it i mean. my buddy had oval tube from westin and spayed it to match the factory tube step style and it looks awsome. he has almost the same truck as yours
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    i never really liked them and thought about getting rid of them (sell them) but when i factored in how much they cost me and how much they were actually worth, i couldnt make what i wanted. so i've become accustomed to them now! my only issue is that the chrome is startin to rust a lil under the plastic step pads and i want to fix that issue before their too bad
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    I have some stuff from mothers that keeps things like that from rusting..
    Im going to sell mine and get some AP rock sliders.

    powdercoat???
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    lentsnh is right mothers will work the best. takes out the rust no problem
     
  6. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    AK27

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    i already tried some stuff to stop the rusting but it didnt seem to hold up. powdercoating might be an option! just trying to find an option that would be cool:cool:
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Have them Line-X'd. Probably cost like $100.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Line-X or powdercoat are going to be your best bets..... Cheap to do either.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    stay away from Rhino though, Expensive!!!!!!
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    thanks man, i'll likely add that to the top of my mod list! friggin road salt is really laying a beating to the chrome! plus i think it will look a lot better with the black steps on black:cool:
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    cool deal.......post pics pics when you can!!
     
  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    i will post pics for sure
     
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