I'm wondering if the running boards can be disassembled down to the bare tube? This obviously would require removing the end caps and the long rubber/plastic top. Has anyone ever stripped these down like that?? If so how difficult is it??
Reason for asking is that my buddy owns a body shop and said he'd paint them for free if I can get them apart.....LOL. Otherwise they would have to be taped up and probably not look as good when the painting is finished.