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Unread 04-17-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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Roof rack bar refinish....

Ever since I picked up my 5.9 I hated the roof rack cross bars because the PO had god knows what bolted to them and whatever it was, I'm assuming it was a cargo container, ruined the paint.... literally took it down to bare metal in 2 large spots on both bars. My fix was to sand it down with 120grit sandpaper and then hit it with 2 light coats and 2 heavy coats of Rustoleum "bedliner-in a-can", should hold up to whatever I decide to throw on them and still look better than what I started with.

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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Very nice. I never would have thought to use bedliner on them. I just painted mine with regular Rustoleum black - and every time I put something up there it gets black flakes all over it. 16 years of Utah salted roads has sandblasted the finish completely off all four of mine (yeah, I got 2 extras from the wrecking yard).
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shoulda primed. ive used a lot of that rattle can bed liner and it makes a HUGE difference when primed
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other than that they look way better. Happy 1000th post
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..... My fix was to sand it down with 120grit sandpaper and then hit it with 2 light coats and 2 heavy coats of Rustoleum "bedliner-in a-can", should hold up to whatever I decide to throw on them and still look better than what I started with.
Great idea. I need to refinish mine also, but never thought about using spray on bedliner.

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I wouldn't have either. And thanks to riot1987 I'll be sure to prime!
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:36 AM   #7
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I never really put anything up on my racks besides the occasional step ladder or conduit for work so I'm not too worried about the bedliner holding up but worse case it flakes and I'll just sandblast them back down to bare metal, use an etching primer and re-do them, thanks for the heads up Riot
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