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Repair paint and coating on Factory Roof Rack Cross bars

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by heavylunch, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    heavylunch

    heavylunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me what to use to repair the paint/coating on the factory roof rack cross bars?

    I went on a long road trip and wore a few spots of the cross bars down to the metal.

    Thanks!

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  2. Jul 8, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    shakerhood

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    I would try SEM Trim Paint, it is excellent for matching Black Trim on vehicles.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    Skydvrr

    Skydvrr IG: @kalopsianick

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    Or just get a touch up paint bottle. It's probably gonna get beat up in the coming years anyway
     
  4. Jul 8, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    OMGitsme

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    Should probably go to Lowes and get some pipe insulation to put on for trips.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Texture black spray paint is a perfect match for the bed header rail, so It should match that too.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    CalcityRenegade

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    I would see if your local Line-X shop can blast them for cheap. It would be nothing to throw them in the booth when they do a truck and will hold up much longer!
     
  7. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    RX1cobra

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    I used Rustoleum bed liner on my bumper caps and matched the texture of the middle plastic bumper section perfect. Should hold up pretty well and its cheap.

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  8. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    heavylunch

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. When I get to fixing it I will post what I did.
     
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