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Both my local truck accessory stores advised me against buying the powder coated tubed side steps. Reason given,they are made of carbon steel and will eventually rust in spite of the powder coating. Wanting black, I'm considering plasti-dipping stainless ones but am concerned of the longevity. Has anyone tried this and are can offer advice and opinions?

While Im at it, a can of this sells for $22+ at Home Hardware here in southern Ontario. Has anyone found it cheaper?

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It will last, but it depends on how well you coat it. If you don't put on enough coats, it could eventually start to peel up. The more coats you can add, the better. Does your bars have a black plastic portion that you actually step on?

$22 a can? are you talking about a spray can? It can be purchased at a Lowe's or Home Depot for about $6 a can USD. I'd imagine the Home Depot in Burlington carries it as well.

I have a new set of chrome nerfbars, they are getting plastidipped tomorrow.:smileup:
 

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hey! home depot dosent carry it in canada as of yet. only home hardware, and yep 22 bucks is right. quite a piss off compared to the 6 bucks per can in the US, but i think it should last, i did my rims last year, and they see alot of abuse, and its still holding up strong
 

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hey! home depot dosent carry it in canada as of yet. only home hardware, and yep 22 bucks is right. quite a piss off compared to the 6 bucks per can in the US, but i think it should last, i did my rims last year, and they see alot of abuse, and its still holding up strong

Wish I read this before I went out today haha.
Princess Auto...don't' have...Lowes, never heard of it....Burlington Home Depot...used to carry it a long time ago.

I estimate I would need 4 + cans to do 4 good coats. At $22 a can...I could add a few $ more and get the SS nerfs powder coated.

Mush..if you wouldn't mind, could you post how it goes tomorrow?

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News Flash...
Performance Improvements in Ontario sells it for $15.95 per can. By the case its
$81 for 6 cans ($13.5) Better but a far cry from US prices.
 

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have you thought of getting it from Amazon? How're their prices for those of you in the Great Arctic North?

I just did a quick search at Amazon, found it for $7.23. again, not sure how this would work for you Canadians


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Apparently they will ship them.
Amazon.com $7.23 and $25 shipping
Amazon.ca $8.99 and $22 shipping

Cheaper but the shipping is a deal breaker.
 

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I doubt you will need four cans for your nerf bars even doing 4 coats. I just dipped the wheels, grill, side trim, and fender flares on my Tundra with 4 coats and only used four cans. The stuff goes pretty far and remember that you will want to put the first coat on rather light (maybe 70% cover) so the next three coats stick well. Leave about 1/2 hour between coats just to be sure.
 

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Seems to me that plasti-dip over stainless is going to start looking bad long before powder coated steel starts to rust. Nerf bars take a lot of hits from rocks and debris, far more than rims or trim.
 

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That was my thinking...hence the question. But the advantage of plasti dip...is re-apply it or peel it off.
 

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Lowes in the US carry plasti dip as well. Most people there have never heard of it, but they stock it along with the spray paint....I know you said you asked, but it may be worth checking the aisles.

I sprayed my bars Sunday...turned out amazing. I'll try to remember to take and post pics tomorrow. I've been using plasti dip since 2006 on past vehicles, and I have never seen any kind of chip or tear. The herculiner is a good idea too, but the fact that plastidip can be easily removed when you want it to, always wins me over.

by the way, it took me less than 2 cans, and I had used to first can previously on something else.
 

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Just got done doing this today. Home Depot $6 a can for Plasti Dip. Bought 4 cans. Put 4 coats on liberally and just got into the fourth can at the end. Looks really good, had a slight problem with removing the tape off the actual step portion of the bars where it tore just a tad but I did touch up and will peel off the overspray.
 

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Well i hope it works out, but i have never heard of anything sticking to anything chromed for long. If someone has a magic bullet to painting or coating chrome surface -please share.
 
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