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Can u wax the black stock running boards?

need a quick yes or no
 
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What would be the point? Are they glossy? Or plastic?
 
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the running boards are the stock ranger running boards...metal....and i think plastic on top....
 
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I wouldn't. But that is just me. The plastic will look really dull and powdery if the wax touches it.
 
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well i wont wax the plastic..but wat bout the metal...


ill armoral the plastic..
 
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maybe a little chrome polish would do the trick? i dont think those running boards would really benefit from a wax? are they painted? clearcoated?
 
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If they are a satin finish, go ahead and wax them. You won't notice a huge difference but it WILL help preserve the paint. I'd say wax for chrome as well, unless they are exceptionally dulled or are discolored from rust. Metal polish is generally much harsher then needed, so using it when it isn't necessary is harder on the finish, and absolutely DO NOT use metal polish on any painted surface, it will dull it.
 
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well.. i wax my chrome exhaust tips so i would say go ahead and do it. just not on the plastic
 
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alrighty i did it...waxed the metal, and got some arm. junk for the plastic but on my way back from the parts store..it started POORING down rain..and been raining for about 30 mins now..im so freckin pissed....6 hrs..washed 2 coats of wax, cleaned, detailed the inside everythin...and bam its raining...
 
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i know its too late, but i wouldnt wax them agian.
 
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that always happens to me...the day after i was my truck it starts to rain unless i do a half-assed job. then it doesnt rain.
 
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yup i know how yah feel we live bout 30 mins away...so more then likely if it rains up there its gunna rain down by me...
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard
i know its too late, but i wouldnt wax them agian.
Not trying to start an argument but... Why not? There are only 4 styles of "running boards" I can think of. Most popular are tube-style step bars, in both satin finish and chrome, they are fully waxable. Most factory steps are a reinforced plastic fascia plate that is painted with a flexible version of standard body paint, and are waxable as well. From his pic I'd say he has this style. The only style I am aware of that aren't waxable are the older style aluminum running boards, essentially the original style that have been around forever. I really doubt he has these, they would look strange on a newer style truck and are almost never used any more. But if I'm missing something, please let me know.
 
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