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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Rusted Step Bar

Alright soo, my girlfriends silverado came with a chrome step bar when she bought it. Shes had it for a good yr now and the bar is starting to rust. Rather than buying two new ones, is there a way to paint these with some kind of paint tht will last with the issue of constant use? if so what kind how much and where can i get it?
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did she buy it new?
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how bad is the rust? are they crome?

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did she buy it new?
Nah used but the bars looked good when she got it.
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how bad is the rust? are they crome?
Its not too too bad right now, BUT it looks like its spreading, and yeah its chrome
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if it's just surface rust it can be fixed and prevented from going through. I'm not sure how. you'll have to call a body shop and see what you can do. they might be able to give you a cleaning agent for it. you might possible after that have to send it out to get rechromed.

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if it's just surface rust it can be fixed and prevented from going through. I'm not sure how. you'll have to call a body shop and see what you can do. they might be able to give you a cleaning agent for it.
Yeah i figured, I just figured Id try here first especially since im decent with paint
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I had a friend that had the same problem, he sand blasted all the chrome off and put that spray bedliner on it. That stuff lasts forever. Looked really good too.

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Tht sounds good, if i had a sand blaster. and would clearcoat last? to make it shiny do you think? or just keep it tht flat black?
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I think they make both...I'll check.

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what color is the silverado
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