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Painted chrome step bars

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by J.Cakes, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. J.Cakes

    J.Cakes [OP] Member

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    Truck came with the factory chrome step bars. for this truck i want everything to be black. So instead of buying new bars i decided to paint them. I was going to try and said the chrome all the way down but its chrome all the way through. I taped off the plastic foot pads and scuff the surface with some 400 grit sand paper. What im spraying on it is rustoleum's truck bed liner in a spray can.
    Comparison
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    finished on the left. still wet on the right.
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    this is what im spraying on the steps
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    ill have install pictures up tomorrow when they are both dry.
     
  2. sirsaechao

    sirsaechao Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Good job.
     
  3. 28Gauge

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    Are the plastic step pads very hard to remove? I'm guessing that they must be since it looks like you didn't remove them.
     
  4. J.Cakes

    J.Cakes [OP] Member

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    the end caps are held in with a screw and the step pads are held in with clips, they can be removed but i have a tendency to break clips so i chose just to tape them off
     
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    JM76 Ride On

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    looks good so far, that rustoleum truck bed liner is the real deal. I used it to paint my bumper and it worked very well.
     
  6. J.Cakes

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    yea it came out better than i thought it was for it being in a spray can.
    before
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    after
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  7. 28Gauge

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    Just finished painting my gray colored step bars a little while ago. I'm going to put them back on tomorrow. Thanks for the post J.Cakes!
     
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    skb7527 Political Correctness Sucks!

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    after you sanded them, did you prime or just apply the paint?
     
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    How are they holding up? I want to do my rear bumper, but I'm afraid it'll chip.
     
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    Is that a '68 Camaro I see? :drool:
     
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    I didn't prime my steps after sanding. So far, the bed liner stuff is holding up quite well. No chipping or peeling. I like the way it turned out.
     
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    no primer, and they are holding up great, i did my bumper and it came out awesome, really like it, and yes that is a 68 rs camaro
     
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    They look really good.
     
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