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Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating Spray on Toyota OEM Tube Steps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by joe812, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    joe812

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    ARE LSII Cover w/ BedRug, CravenSpeed Shorty Antenna, Husky Liners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, OEM Tube Steps, Bilstein 5100 set @ 1.75 with rear leaf TSB.
    I am thinking of spraying my Toyota OEM Tube Steps with Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating.
    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=367

    Any advice on preparing the steps besides removing the plastic caps and making sure it's nice and clean? Do they need to be sanded as well?

    Anyone have any experience with this Rustoleum product?

    I called a local Line-X store and they quoted (ballpark) $250-$400. That's not gonna happen. I would ditch the steps but they are functional for my wife, dog, etc.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    sub'd. Am curious too!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I'd rough 'em up a little bit to make sure it sticks. When you clean them, wipe them down with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil residues or wax.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Same issue here. I like the OEM steps but hate the color. They're at the powdercoat shop now since painting will chip too often, IMO. $175 for the pair and aftermarket TRD skidplate.
    Regarding the step pads, I'm planning to break the clips and glue the pieces back in place. There is no way in hell anyone could get to all those clips. Some good gorilla glue should work. I hope!
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Hilti makes a very nice construction epoxy that is used to hold in relocated anchor bolts... If Gorilla glue doesn't work, that stuff certainly well.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Thanks for the pic. Maybe I'll look into Herculiner.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Just found out replacement pads are $50 each. OUCH!!
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    You may also want to look into rubberized coating spray, I have used it once and it worked good. Good on price too.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Haha, yeah, thats the stuff. We had to verify the strength of that stuff so we tested it by drilling an anchor bolt into a concrete footing and pulled the bolt to 80,000lbs. Stuff still didn't let go! It's obviously overkill and I wouldn't use that except for a last resort. It's expensive but it certainly works well!
     
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    I did mine about 3 months ago and I am quite happy with the result. Mine were that ugly light gray color and they just didn't look right on the truck. I took them off the truck, removed the end caps and sanded them down to bare metal. I used painters tape to mask off the step pads. The Rustoleum coats well, but the spray nozzles tend to clog up very quickly. I don't have any chips yet, but I don't go off road much and I still have my mud flaps on.

    Also, what little spots that might get missed with the spray can be touched up with one of those cheap, disposable foam brushes from Home Depot. I just sprayed some of the Rustoleum on a piece of cardboard and dabbed the foam brush in it and then touched up what was missed.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Thanks. This is the kind of info I was looking for!
     
  14. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    Perhaps some clearcoat might help to protect the paint?
     
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