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I just got mine Light Bar and Step Rails

Discussion in 'Avid Off Road' started by GeoTaco1, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    I am debating wether to prime paint them my-self or take them to a power coating place? The cheapest quote I got for P.C. is $275. It seems high to me.

    I live North East so there will be lots of salt hitting them.

    Any suggestions are welcome!

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  2. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    yotamikez

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    Powdercoat will have to the professionally repaired to fix any chips. Rattle can can be cleaned up and patched in a few mins...
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    Is Rustoleum brand the way to go for these? I wonder which method lasts longer - brushing or spraying-?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    i used rustoleum on all my stuff because you can touch it up. i did 2 coats of rustoleum primer and 3-4 coats of rustoleum gloss protective enamel black
     
  7. Jun 22, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    I rubbed them with Acetone to take off any resins, shipping plastic, etc.

    I am now ready to sand them tomorrow, then I will do another Acetone rub..........
    and I bought rustoleum primer and gloss black spray paint and I plan to do as mentioned above 2 coats primer and 3 coats paint.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    i bed lined mine ... its been about 2 months. so far so good =)

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  9. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    I chose to go with the Gloss Black to match the rest of black hood protector/window deflectors, roof rack, front grill...

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  10. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Did anyone use lock washers to attach the bumper bar, or just connect it straight to 9/16 bolts?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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    i went directly no washer
     
  12. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    2 Coats of Rustoleum Primer sprayed on.

    Next step is 2 coats of Rustoleum Gloss Enamel........
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  13. Jul 4, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    Took my time, I put on 2 primer coats, and 5 paint coats. I used rustuleum.

    Then I sealed them with rub on sealant and finally turtle waxed them.

    Geo Jr also liked the products and he took tim eoff his busy schedule of online gaming to help out.

    Everything aligned just perfectly and the bar and step rails are solid.

    Here are some pics of the Improved GeoTaco:
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  14. Jul 4, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Looks really good!!!
     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I love the way they look, that is the same color I would have chosen also. What was your total cost and did it come with the hardware? Any drilling or tapping of holes?
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    it does come with hardware, should be no drilling or tapping of holes. and if you want a quote you can email brandon at brandon@avidoffroad.com make sure you tell him your a TW member and he can give you a quote!:)
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    The front light bar does not require any hardware. It uses the existing 4 bolts that hold the bumper. The step rails come with 2 sets of bolts and they are easy to put on.

    I chose to prep them, and paint them. Just give them many coats and let them dry for 2 days. Then sealant and wax.
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    NEW Toyo TIRES Bed Cage to hold 120 LBS of sand and fishing rod holder, window air deflectors, Bug Deflector, & finally Avid Light Bar and step rails....
    I got the Tacoma World Discount as shown above.

    I spent about $80 on Rustuleum primer and paint spray cans.
    I looked around for power coating but some here told me it will not be easy to tough up, plus the cost ranged from $300 to $500!!!
     
  19. Jul 7, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    Thank you. I really like the set up you have, I am torn between the Avid light bar and a Westin brush bar. I just installed the roof rack last night and it looks great.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    i say you go with avids light bar, you will be extremely happy!
     
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