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Factory Nerf Bars... Chrome to Black...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jclofton, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    jclofton

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    The new TRD Sport came with the factory chrome nerf bars, not my favorite but they were on it... i have to say these are some of the cheapest I've run across... in any case, I decided to go with black. At some point I'd like to add/build a functional set (like many here)... until then... this is a really inexpensive change...

    NerfBars-Factory.jpg
    NerfBars-readytoPaint.jpg
    NerfBars-Painted.jpg
    NerfBars-Complete.jpg
    NerfBars-Complete2.jpg
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Looks good man, I'm not a fan of chrome either.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks for posting that.... I've been wanting to do that to mine....

    Did you sand and prime them?
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Thanks- Happy with the way they turned out for the $$
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    I used fine wire brush on a drill to rough up, cleaned good with acetone and 4-coats of bed liner paint (no primer needed). It's a textured finish... I thought about just having them Line-X but I think the coat will be too think for the end caps to go back on.

    As a side note, if you want add more structure a piece of flat iron running the length will bolt right up under the bottom and not be noticeable...
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Did yours have the plastic inserts in them? And if so, how did you get them off, did they just pop off when you pry a bit?

    Edit: I'm planning on doing my rear bumper and tube steps black this spring/summer...too cold to shoot right now.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    The have the plastic inserts, once you pull them off there are "nuts" on the bottom that screw off, be careful and take your time on/off... 7/16 and 1/2" and you're ready to go...
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    Drats, just looked at your pictures again....closer...mine are tube steps...I'll figure something out I guess to get them off, otherwise I'm gonna paint over them and say eff it.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    just mask around the step pads
     
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