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Old 03-06-2014, 11:59 AM
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N-Fab Side Steps Re-Paint

Hey guys,

So I have a set of N-Fab side steps on my truck and they have been on for almost three years. The paint is peeling and they are starting to rust but I am thinking about stripping the old paint/rust off of them and spraying them down with some line-x or similar product.

Now my question, what would you recommend to use to strip the paint off of there? Wire wheel then X amount of grit sandpaper or something else? I have an air grinder so it should take that long to strip the old paint.

Thanks for your input!
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:07 PM
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if you're going to line-x them I would just sand them down and do it. No point in stripping them.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:09 PM
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You think the line-x will stick?
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:16 PM
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once you sand them it will
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So, should I sand all of the paint off or just scuff them up really good?
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NFab has a 5 year finish warranty. For us in Canada, it means nothing. Mine rusted after about 5 months. Tried to get their warranty to send me new steps and they were willing to at my shipping expense and brokerage expense. A new set of steps would have cost me the same as shipping them from Texas to Canada! I got mine sprayed with Line X. I had them sandblasted down to bare metal and then sprayed. Cost me $400 for the sandblast, prep, and Line X. The Line X takes the slip away from the original powdercoat.
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I would think just scuffing them really well would be fine. You could ask you Line-x dealer.
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