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Treating rubber steps for friction

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sassy's dad, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Apr 19, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    Sassy's dad

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    Greetings fellow Tacoma owners! I bought this 2007 PreRunner over the weekend and found a 2nd hand set of steps. After installing them I realized the rubber had too much sun and were very slippery, especially when wet. To give them some grip, I cleaned them well and used my sander to remove the top 1/16" surface. Then blew off the dust with leave blower. Then I used paper to make a template of the rubber step. I transferred the template to cardboard and used it on each step before applying the Rustoleum truck bed coating. I applied 2 coats and after drying the steps have nice grip!

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    TnShooter, KWB17, gotoman1969 and 3 others like this.
  2. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Very nice! Let us know how it holds up over time. I put skateboard tape on my sliders. You don't want it to wrap over the sides any at all. It really grabs the ole leg hairs if you're wearing shorts.
     
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