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05-22-2012, 06:12 PM #1
Glossing over powder coated nerf bars?
I've had a set of brand new nerf bars sitting in my living room, still in the box, for about a month or more now. I bought them because I'm trying to black my truck out, and I want to get rid of the chrome ones that came on the truck when I bought it. I haven't put them on yet because they're more matte black rather than glossy. I was giving some thought to getting a gloss clear coat that I could use to paint over the black and not only protect the running boards from rusting but also give them more of a gloss look. Does any one have any opinions on this as far as pros/cons go?
05-22-2012, 06:24 PM #2
I was always told you can paint over powder coating. Just sand it down first. What if you primed and painted them gloss black?Objects in mirror are losing
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05-22-2012, 07:26 PM #3
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I repaint my sliders everytime I take the truck off-road in the rocks, matter of fact I doubt theres any powdercoat left on the borrom side it's probably all paint by now, never had a problem with peeling if I scuff the surface first.
05-23-2012, 07:54 AM #4
I have also been told painting over powder coat is no problem as long as sanded, our mechanic at my company days he does it on our machines alot.Adam
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05-29-2012, 07:52 PM #5
Think it would look better with no running boards rather than black. I would get rid of mine but the family needs them.
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05-29-2012, 09:07 PM #6
dont feel to bad dude, im in the same boat, the wife needs em.
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05-29-2012, 10:05 PM #7
I actually like the matte of the powder coat. I understand why you're looking at putting a gloss and clear coat on it, but I'd at least consider trying them out as they are first. You can always paint them later.
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