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Old 02-03-2006
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painting step bars

i have chrome westin step bars on my truck (or did until last night) I took them off to see what the truck looked like without them. While they are off, I'm thinking about sprying them with some spray-on bed liner. I was wondering if the black pads onthe bars come off, or can I just spray over them?
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I'm not sure about the pads. From everything I have seen/read/heard, chrome is very tuff to get anything to stick to. The last thing I read said to dip it to remove the chrome because sanding wasn't gonna do it.
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The pads pry off. I had my black bars sprayed with Line-X, they just popped the treads off and put them back on.
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let me no what u figure out cause i was thinkin about doin the same thing.
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I decided to remove the pads by prying them off and try and glue them back when I'm done. I may just go without pads. If i get the spray-on liner to stick, I may prefer not having pads.
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well it turns out the pads have four little pers that stick down into the step bar. I broke a few but I think I salvaged enough to reattach the pads later. I was able to clean, prime, and spray one bar tonight. I used Duplicoat Bed Liner. It looks awesome. I can't wait to get the other one done and back on the truck. I also sprayed the front valance.
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here are the step bars back on the truck. I think they look sweet.
Now i just need to clean the truck. The valance will probably happen later this weekend.
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