pkup truck step tubes/rails

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Old 10-05-09, 12:15 PM
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pkup truck step tubes/rails

I just had a set of Westin Black powder coat step rails removed because the brackets rusted out after only 5 yrs.

Is this a normal occurrence? These things are pretty expensive to only last such a short time in my opinion.

Anybody else have this happen?
 
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Old 10-05-09, 12:36 PM
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i see you are in massachusetts(if i spelled it right)
do they 'salt' the roads there?
if so there is your problem.
even though they are expensive/they are probaly made in china or india.
possible-buy a can of spray on undercoat-give them a good coating before they get dirty
 
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As you said, must be the salt adding to the rusting.

Thanks for your reply.
 
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Old 10-05-09, 09:43 PM
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"IRON CROSS" bars have a lifetime warrany aginst rust, the black ones are coated over the stainless.
 
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Old 10-06-09, 05:25 AM
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Thanks. I'll check them out.
 
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Leave them off that way fat gals cant get in your truck
 
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Originally Posted by retired wrench View Post
Leave them off that way fat gals cant get in your truck
where was your 'advice'-15 years ago(lol)
 
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