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Old 06-26-2010
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Painting OEM step bars

Has anyone ever pained their step bars and if so did you just paint the entire thing or what?

Also how did it turn out?
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I just did mine last week. Turned out good. Painted all of it black (Krylon Fusion).

I took all of the plastic pieces off, sanded with a grinder sanding wheel, and painted away.
i will post pics when i get a chance
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Please do.
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here are some attachments. i always have trouble with photobucket.

The bars need washing...well the TRUCK needs washing. Some quick pictures.

I also included a picture of the bed rails, which i painted the same way as the bars.
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Looks pretty good. I think I am going to paint the plastic end caps on mine. I havent decided about the long plastic piece yet?
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Yeah all of the plastic pieces on mine were kinda faded. I cleaned em' up as good as i could and painted em with a coat or two. I didnt want black and gray bars lol
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I need to paint mine bad too.
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Nice step bars and bed rails ... I'm looking for a chrome set like that for my truck. (bed rails too)
What year did they start making those? (Octagon pattern on top) I know the 04 and 05 Ranger have them.
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Not sure about what year they started making them. Try looking aournd at dealerships or junkyards. You might find some.

I noticed today that some of my paint chipped off where i am stepping on them. This is tempting me to look for some factory black ones.
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I taped my pads off. sanded and painted with rustoleum
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