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Unread 06-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
steve L.
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Roof Racks

Hey you guys, Im looking to paint my roof racks. Mine are all faded to a silver color, and I do not want them to rust. Has anyone done it b4? if so how did you do it? And what kind of paint did you ues? Any information on this would be very helpfull. Thanks y'll!

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Unread 06-02-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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Use a flat black rustoleum spray. Make sure you prep the roof rack before you paint.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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by prep, you mean wet sand em? Should I take them off the roof to do this? or just leave em on?
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Unread 06-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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you can do it on the roof but it will be easier if you take them off. i would sand them, prime them and then paint them what ever color you want.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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I do not want them to rust.
Don't lose any sleep over that...they're aluminum as far as I can tell. Picked through dozens of them at the salvage yard, all baked down to bare metal, and not a spot of rust on any of 'em.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 08:33 PM   #6
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so I gotta sand em down to the bare metal first removin the orginal paint? then I can prime em and then paint correct?
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Unread 06-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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you dont necessarily need to sand all the old paint off, just give it a good sand to remove imperfections or loose flaky paint.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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okay thanks man
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