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Has anyone ever painted or powdercoated OEM steps on there T?? Mine are crome and starting to pit/rust. Was thinking of getting them done until I can upgrade my steps to NFabs. How hard would it be to do? I am thinking Powdercoating is the way to go for durablity. Any pics from anyone?
 

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I called a couple coating places in town here and they said if they are chromed then they prolly cant PC them?? This true??
 

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I have the OEM steps and I think they are plastic chrome I have a 2007 LE
 

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Ya I think I might just sand them down and bedline them. They get so beat up anyway it will be easier to touch them up. Anyone bedlined OEM steps?
 

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I thought of PC'ing my aftermarket oval steps white to match.
 

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Here's a pic of my painted nurf bars on the Armada:



Before that I had painted the running boards:
 

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Thx for the pics.

Are they powdercoated or just painted? How is it holding up? I fear that the winter sand on thr roads would beat the crap outta the paint?
 

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I had a friend of mine paint the boards, nerf bars, roof rack, engine cover, cowl, etc. everything has held up fine. a few scratches on the bars as my wife uses them to get in, but nothing major. Powder coating would probably hold up better, but 3 years and no probs!!
 
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Mine are bedlined. You can see them in my sig photo (I think)

I did mine the beginning of last year. The only prep I did to them was clean them with Acetone first. Didn't prime or sand. I did 4 coats, and it looks as good as it did when I first did them. No fading, chips, or anything.
 

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How are your bedlined OEM stepsides holding up?? been thinking about doing mine. Did you just spray the entire thing or did you take off that plastic step? I was just thinking about spraying the whole damn thing without even sanding them.
 

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I bedlined my steps last summer, and after our rough northeast winter (and a handful of drive thru car washes), they held up great. I didn't even sand them, and they still held up great!! Bedlining is the way to go.
 

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Mine were chrome and I gave them a sanding with 120 I think? not over the top, more of a scuffing. simple green and then water and air dry vertical with the end caps off. Bedlined with rustoleum spray and they came out awesome. Just did them recently so I cant comment on how they last, but based off everyone elses words I chose to do these and my wheels.
 

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Sweet. I think I'm gonna do mine soon. How many cans did you guys use for each side?

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I cant say for sure as some was leftover from my wheels, but I want to say a can each should do it, but have a third handy in case/and for touch ups?

But really... buy a hundred cans because you'll end up bedlining everything in north america.
 
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